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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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France to become one of priciest countries in Europe for smokers

PAIRS (Web Desk) France will raise the price of cigarettes to 10 euros ($11.35) a pack within three years, the health minister said on Thursday, confirming a strategy that will push tobacco costs to among the highest in Europe. At present, a packet of 20 cigarettes costs roughly 7 euros …

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Dubai launches pink ambulance for women

ABU DHBI (Web Desk) The pink ambulance will be initially positioned at Al Tawar Municipality Centre. The ambulance will cover the entire Deira area for 12 uninterrupted hours from 11am to 11pm. The point where the pink responder will be stationed shall be evaluated within two months depending on the areas …

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Irregularities, mismanagement irk health minister

LAHORE: (Web Desk) Taking notice of irregularities at Government Nawaz Sharif Hospital Yakki Gate, Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir on Tuesday has ordered a team of drug inspectors to submit a report after a thorough inquiry. Priority: Steps being taken to improve health facilities, says …

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6 foods that you need to eat ASAP for the fittest you can be!

With processed food, devoid of substantive nutrients making up most of our metropolitan diets, it is no surprise that we suffer from deficiencies, skin problems, hair-fall and often feel unreasonably lethargic. After all, you are what you eat. Quoting proverbial wisdom, food is indispensable to not just our health but …

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Spreading cancer caught on film

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) The normal body tissues show up as green, while the cancer comes out as intense red spots. The team, at the University of Tokyo and the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center, says the technology will help explain the deadly process. The research is on mice so far, but …

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Being active may reduce risk of chronic low back pain

CALIFORNIA: (Web Desk) Regularly engaging in physical activity, from walking to intense exercise, may help to reduce the risk of chronic low back pain by as much as 16 percent, according to a new review of previous studies. In the past, it hasn’t been clear whether physical activity staves off …

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Mineral water can be calorie-free calcium source

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Instead of drinking milk or taking supplements to get adequate amounts of calcium, calcium-rich mineral water is an equally good source, researchers say. “The special feature of mineral water as a source of calcium is as a calorie-free alternative to milk and dairy products,” Theresa Greupner of …

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