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Can we brush teeth while fasting during Ramadan?

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk)  Ramadan is finally here.The main purposes of Ramadan are to teach followers discipline and give them a social consciousness.Many questions regarding the fasting pop up in our mind. The most asked question is, can we brush teeth or use mouth wash while fasting?The question is so controversial and …

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Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen: WHO

GENEVA (Web Desk) The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, a year and a half after an epidemic was triggered by war and a health and sanitation crisis. There have since been more than one million suspected cases of cholera …

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Smoking increases lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

Islamabad (Web Desk) Smoking and alcohol consumption increases the lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, that can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure, and other complications, a new study says. The results, published in the journal The BMJ, showed that among individuals aged …

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Sindh winds up its hepatitis control programme

Karachi (Web Desk) The Sindh government has announced to wind-down its hepatitis control programme and said it would now provide funds to Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis C patients in the province. “Today, we have signed an agreement with Aga Khan University …

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Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO

GENEVA (Web Desk) Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The draft recommendations, …

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Surgeons’ skills improve with age: study

WASHINGTON (Web Desk)  Surgeons’ skills may improve with age, and male and female surgeons perform equally well, a recent U.S. study finds. Medicare patients’ risk of dying in the month after an operation steadily fell as their surgeon’s age increased, Dr. Yusuke Tsugawa of the David Geffen School of Medicine at …

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Scientists devise new, more accurate peanut allergy test

LONDON (Web Desk) British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard. Peanuts are the most common cause of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent …

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