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Many hold mistaken beliefs about reducing risks of cigarette smoking

LONDON (WEB Desk) Mistaken beliefs about behaviors that could reduce the risks of cigarette smoking are most common among those most vulnerable to the harmful effects of smoking, U.S. researchers say. “It is important for the public to understand that the harms of smoking cannot be reduced except by quitting,” …

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WHO warns of cholera risk at annual Haj, praises Saudi preparedness

GENEVA (Web Desk) A cholera epidemic in Yemen – which has infected more than 332,000 people – could spread during the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.The pilgrimage draws 2-4 million Muslims every year, …

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SLEEP DISRUPTION INCREASES ALZHEIMER’S-RELATED PROTEIN LEVELS

WASHINGTON (Web DesK) Disrupting deep sleep boosts the amount of an Alzheimer’s disease-related protein called amyloid-beta in the fluid bathing the brain and spinal cord, new research suggests. And poor-quality sleep over time was associated with higher levels of tau, a different Alzheimer’s-associated protein, in the cerebrospinal fluid, Dr. Yo-El …

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Spain heatwave breaks records and kills one

MADRID (Web Desk) Spain baked in a record-breaking heatwave on Thursday which was blamed for the death of a road crew worker and is suspected of leaving another man in critical condition. The 54-year-old male victim died of suspected heatstroke late Wednesday while laying asphalt near the town of Moron …

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Promoting peace through the revival of Peshawar’s live theatre

K P K (Web Desk)  Directorate of culture is working on several projects to revive the once-thriving live theatre of South Asia in the early 20th century that had produced a large number of legendary Bollywood film actors and performers. The Peshawar mobile theatre, according to officials, was once the …

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Kid Rock hints online he will run for US Senate

DETROIT (Web Desk)  Recording star Kid Rock – an outspoken supporter of Republican President Donald Trump – hinted in his website and social media messages on Wednesday that he intends to run for the US Senate in 2018, promising a “major announcement” to come soon. Stay tuned, I will have …

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Dark hair dye and chemical relaxers linked to breast cancer

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests. “I would be concerned about darker hair dye and hair straighteners,” epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd said after reviewing the report in Carcinogenesis. “We should …

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Hepatitis patients to receive medicines at doorstep

LAHORE (Web Desk) To provide relief to hepatitis patients, Punjab government has launched a programme to deliver medicines to the registered patients at their doorstep, according to The News. The programme was inaugurated by Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir, who handed over a medicine parcel to …

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Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

CHICAGO (Web Desk) American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide.Firms including Microsoft Corp and California life sciences company Verily are forming partnerships with public health officials in several …

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Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away: studies

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Experts cautioned, however, that the US and European reports, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, failed to show that coffee was truly the reason that many drinkers appeared to have longer lives.Rather, the studies were observational in nature, meaning they showed an association between coffee-drinking and …

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