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Women to be hired for polio eradication plan in Bajaur

KHAR (Web Desk) The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) has planned to hire female staff for its polio eradication activities in Bajaur Agency, according to sources. They said that according to the notification sent to local health department by Unicef few days ago, at least 60 female staffers including community …

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Sale of e-cigarettes banned in Jammu, Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) In order to discourage the consumption of tobacco products by the public, the Jammu and Kashmir government banned the sale of e-cigarettes in the state with immediate effect on Monday, reported Times of India.“A complete ban has been imposed on the sale (including online sale), manufacture, distribution, …

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Can Islamabad’s reincarnated restaurants recapture old magic?

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) 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 from again.The problem with most sequels, be they in movie theatres or fine-dining establishments, is that they seldom …

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Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised

YAOUNDE (Web Desk) Blandine, a 28-year-old mother of a baby girl, sits restlessly on a chair in a womens’ health centre in Cameroon’s capital, not knowing how or what to feel as she waits for an HIV test.Blandine is HIVpositive.But the waiting is not for her — it is to …

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Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The outstanding progress in boosting the immune system to treat cancer may help unlock a cure for HIV, according to scientists meeting in Paris.The body’s normal defences struggle to clear the body of HIV and cancer.But the rapidly emerging field of immunotherapy has seen some patients with …

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Beating the summer heat with lassi and rabri doodh

AAMIR YASIN People of Rawalpindi are turning towards food-based drinks to cool off in the summer   With the hike in temperature and increased humidity, the people of Rawalpindi are turning towards food-based drinks to cool off including lassi, milkshakes and milk mixed with soft drinks. Residents of the garrison …

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These eight low-sugar fruits are the best for you

ISLAMABAD (Desk Web) Many people conscious about their sugar intake cut down on sweet processed foods. However, they ignore the fact that some high-in-sugar fruits are as bad for their blood sugar as any processed food.According to a report published in the Times of India, these eight fruits are safe for …

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Five ways to find out if milk is adulterated

ISLAMABAD (Web DesK) It is common practice for milk vendors as well as companies selling packaged milk to add water – even starch, detergent and urea for thickening purposes in some cases – to milk. According to a Times of India report, there are five ways that you can find …

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Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

GENEVA (Web Desk) The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation.Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan which has a stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, should …

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Anti-polio campaign begins in Karachi

KARACHI (Web Desk) A four days oral polio vaccination (OPV) campaign commenced here on Monday to boost immunity of local children against the crippling disease.The exercise underway in 161 union councils of Karachi involves more than 7,000 teams to cover 1.8 million under five children. Commissioner Karachi, Ejaz Ahmed Khan …

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