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WHO says e-cigarettes ‘undoubtedly harmful’

Electronic cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful” and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit. The growing popularity of e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that enable users to inhale addictive nicotine liquids, has raised fears among policymakers …

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Climate change minister announces crackdown on fairness creams

  ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to carry out a crackdown on fairness creams, the minister for climate change announced in a press conference. Addressing a press conference here in the federal capital, Zartaj Gul Wazir, the state minister for climate change, said companies selling cheap fairness creams were contributing …

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DRAP to launch crackdown against illegal advertising of medicines

ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has decided to take action against illegal advertisement of medicines by Pharmaceuticals companies, ARY News reported on Sunday. According to details, the DRAP had issued a letter to all its departments in provinces and the capital to take action against the illegal advertisement …

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Sindh’s largest public sector hospital fails to provide services

KARACHI: Forty yeas-old Mohammad Ali, a resident of Surjani Town has been refused at the gate a third time for a CT scan at Karachi’s Civil Hospital, Sindh’s largest public-sector hospital. Speaking to Geo News Ali said, “This was the third time in two months that the staff has refused …

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Number of HIV-positive patients in Faisalabad hospital rises to 2,800

FAISALABAD: The number of HIV-positive-registered patients in Faisalabad Allied Hospital has risen to 2,800, sources at the medical facility said. Faisalabad Allied Hospital, under the Punjab AIDS Control Programme, is catering to HIV positive patients and providing services such as free treatment and guidance on protection from AIDS. Among the …

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Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

DAKAR (Web Desk) When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one-day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital. The doctor prescribed a malaria treatment but the medicine cost too much for Dieng, a 30-year-old tailor, so he …

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Pneumonia to kill nearly 11m children by 2030, study warns

PARIS (Web Desk) Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030; experts warned on Monday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide. While in the developed world the severe lung infection mainly affects the elderly, in developing nations it …

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Coffee can cut risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s: study

London (Web Desk) Besides boosting your energy and attention levels, researchers have found that drinking coffee may also protect you against developing both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. This could be due to phenylindanes – an antioxidant compound found in roasted coffee beans, reported Business Standard. Co-director at Univeristy Health Network’s …

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