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KMC’s lab finds 99pc water samples unfit for humans

KARACHI (Web Desk) The food laboratory of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has informed Mayor Wasim Akhtar that out of 204 water samples it collected across the city, 202 were found unfit for human consumption.The food lab presented a report regarding its findings to the mayor on Monday. The report led …

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Early help tied to better language skills in kids with hearing loss

MELBOURNE (Web Desk) Children with permanent hearing loss may develop better language skills if they get hearing aids or cochlear implants while they’re still babies, an Australian study suggests.For the study, researchers examined data on language abilities at age 5 for children born with permanent hearing loss who received similar …

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High-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk study

NASHVILLE, US (Web Desk) People who eat a lot of saturated fat – the “bad” kind of fat that’s abundant in foods like butter and beef – are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggests.Compared to adults who didn’t get a lot …

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‘Lucifer’ heat wave holds Italy, eastern Europe in fiery grip

WASHINGTIN (Web Desk) Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday in a heat wave nicknamed “Lucifer” that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.Italy and the Balkans were worst affected, though areas as far north as southern …

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Can Islamabad’s reincarnated restaurants recapture old magic?

SANAM ZEB Two popular eateries in the capital have managed to rekindle their spark since the authorities cracked down on them After authorities cracked down on commercial entities operating in residential areas last year, several eateries disappeared from the map of the capital. Some saw reincarnation; others were never heard …

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Greek parliament approves government’s proposed bailout reforms

ATHENS (Web Desk) The Greek parliament has approved a motion allowing reform proposals submitted by the government to international creditors to be used as a basis for further negotiations.In the early hours of Saturday morning, Greek lawmakers voted 251 to 32 in favor of the government’s proposed reforms in return …

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Rising number of hepatitis cases in Balochistan set alarm bells ringing

QUETTA (Web Desk) As 10 to 30 out of every 100 people are affected by hepatitis in Balochistan, the World Health Organization has declared seven districts at high risk of the disease.According to Chief Minister’s Initiative for Hepatitis Free Balochistan Coordinator Dr Ismail Mirwani, hepatitis is most common in the …

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US proposes cigarette nicotine cut, shift toward e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (Web DESK) The US government proposed cutting nicotine in cigarettes to “non-addictive” levels on Friday in a major regulatory shift designed to move smokers toward potentially less harmful e-cigarettes. Shares of major tobacco companies in the United States and the UK slumped in heavy trading volume after the proposal …

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Sleep may even help memory in very young babies

NEW YORK (Web Desk)  Three-month-old infants have better recall when they get a brief nap after learning something new, according to small experiment that suggests sleep may play a role in solidifying memories very early in life.While previous research has linked frequent naps to better memory in babies as young …

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Drug for all hepatitis C types approved in Europe

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) AbbVie Inc said on Friday it had received European approval to market its drug for treatment of all six major forms of hepatitis C.The company said the approval of Maviret was supported by eight studies evaluating more than 2,300 patients in 27 countries. The drug, a combination …

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