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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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Drink Coffee for a Longer Life

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) According to a study by researchers at the University of Southern California, people who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who did not drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to …

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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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HEALTHSleep apnea linked to worsening diabetic eye disease

LONDON (Web Desk) People with both sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes have more than double the risk of worsening retina disease compared to diabetics without the sleep breathing disorder, a UK study suggests. Researchers followed adults with type 2 diabetes over about four years and found that for those …

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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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RCB seals unhygienic poultry slaughterhouse

RAWALPINDI: (Web Desk) The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) on Wednesday sealed poultry slaughterhouse besides imposing Rs80,000 fine on two food catering services for making food in unhygienic condition and served notices to five marriage halls. RCB spokesman Qaisar Mehmood told Dawn that food branch of RCB visited the catering services …

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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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