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Tall people may be more prone to varicose veins: study

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Standing above the crowd puts people at greater risk of developing varicose veins, a large genetic study suggests. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that can be seen just under the surface of the skin, usually in the legs. More than 30 million people in the U.S. have …

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Heart patients should consider cardiac rehab

TEXAS (Web Desk) Patients who have had a heart attack, stent placement or bypass surgery should strongly consider enrolling in a cardiac rehabilitation program, say the authors of a new patient resource published in JAMA Cardiology. These programs focus on nutrition, stress management, exercise, psychological support, tobacco cessation and heart disease …

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Two new cases of polio virus surface in Bajaur

BAJAUR (Web Desk) Two new cases of polio have surfaced in the Bajaur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, health officials confirmed on Thursday. According to officials in the KP Health Department, a five-year-old girl from Kut Kot fell victim to the virus while a seven-year-old boy has also been diagnosed with polio. …

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World Polio Day: Pakistan renews pledge to become polio-free country

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday articulated his resolution to wipe out the polio virus from Pakistan, for a better and safer Pakistan.Pakistan is amongst the only three countries in the world, including Afghanistan and Nigeria, that is still under the influence of widespread polio. The World …

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Dr Rizvi wants more SIUT centres across Pakistan

KARACHI (Web Desk) The founder of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Dr Adeeb Rizvi has called for more centres to be opened across the country.In a video message, Dr Rizvi announced that centres had been opened in Sukkur and Larkana, while they were trying to open another …

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Super Foods That Are High in Vitamin D

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Vitamin D is the only nutrient your body produces when exposed to sunlight.However, up to 50% of the world’s population may not get enough sun, and 40% of us are deficient in vitamin D (1, 2).This is partly because people spend more time indoors, wear sunblock outside …

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Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

UN (Web Desk) Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.The UN health agency´s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one …

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Easy techniques to prevent food waste at home

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Food waste has become an environmental stigma and many companies around the world are doing the hard work to prevent food from going to waste.Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year approximately 1.3 billion tonnes gets lost or wasted.Sadly, …

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Beet juice may reduce walking pain with leg artery disease

NEW YORK (Web Desk) Patients with peripheral artery disease who drink beet juice before walking may feel less pain from this type of exercise than people who don’t, a small experiment suggests.Peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops over time with hardening of the arteries and reduced blood and oxygen flow to …

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1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO

PARIS (Web Desk) More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades.With richer nations enjoying an increasingly comfortable, sedentary lifestyle, a study by the World Health Organization …

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