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Many hold mistaken beliefs about reducing risks of cigarette smoking

LONDON (WEB Desk) Mistaken beliefs about behaviors that could reduce the risks of cigarette smoking are most common among those most vulnerable to the harmful effects of smoking, U.S. researchers say. “It is important for the public to understand that the harms of smoking cannot be reduced except by quitting,” …

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WHO warns of cholera risk at annual Haj, praises Saudi preparedness

GENEVA (Web Desk) A cholera epidemic in Yemen – which has infected more than 332,000 people – could spread during the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.The pilgrimage draws 2-4 million Muslims every year, …

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SLEEP DISRUPTION INCREASES ALZHEIMER’S-RELATED PROTEIN LEVELS

WASHINGTON (Web DesK) Disrupting deep sleep boosts the amount of an Alzheimer’s disease-related protein called amyloid-beta in the fluid bathing the brain and spinal cord, new research suggests. And poor-quality sleep over time was associated with higher levels of tau, a different Alzheimer’s-associated protein, in the cerebrospinal fluid, Dr. Yo-El …

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Spain heatwave breaks records and kills one

MADRID (Web Desk) Spain baked in a record-breaking heatwave on Thursday which was blamed for the death of a road crew worker and is suspected of leaving another man in critical condition. The 54-year-old male victim died of suspected heatstroke late Wednesday while laying asphalt near the town of Moron …

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Promoting peace through the revival of Peshawar’s live theatre

K P K (Web Desk)  Directorate of culture is working on several projects to revive the once-thriving live theatre of South Asia in the early 20th century that had produced a large number of legendary Bollywood film actors and performers. The Peshawar mobile theatre, according to officials, was once the …

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Kid Rock hints online he will run for US Senate

DETROIT (Web Desk)  Recording star Kid Rock – an outspoken supporter of Republican President Donald Trump – hinted in his website and social media messages on Wednesday that he intends to run for the US Senate in 2018, promising a “major announcement” to come soon. Stay tuned, I will have …

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Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

CHICAGO (Web Desk) American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide.Firms including Microsoft Corp and California life sciences company Verily are forming partnerships with public health officials in several …

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Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away: studies

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Experts cautioned, however, that the US and European reports, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, failed to show that coffee was truly the reason that many drinkers appeared to have longer lives.Rather, the studies were observational in nature, meaning they showed an association between coffee-drinking and …

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Yemen cholera outbreak tops 300,000 suspected cases: Red Cross

GENEVA (Web Desk) A cholera outbreak in Yemen has now surpassed 300,000 suspected cases, the Red Cross said Monday as the war-torn country reels from disease as well as the threat of famine.The International Committee of the Red Cross said the cholera epidemic “continues to spiral out of control” since …

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