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  • Sushma Swaraj asks Indian mission to grant medical visa to Pakistan girl

    October 17, 2017 4:40 AM

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to grant medical visa immediately to a five-year-old Pakistani girl, suffering from eye cancer, for treatment in India. "There is a request for medical visa for 5 year old child Anamta Farrukh who is suffering from eye cancer for her treatment in India. I have asked

  • Woman succumbs to dengue virus as death-toll climbs to 55 in KP

    October 14, 2017 4:10 PM 1

    PESHAWAR: One more female patient died from dengue virus here on Saturday, thus taking the death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to 55. So far, more than 455 more people have been diagnosed with dengue in the province, the majority of them belonging to the provincial capital. The latest dengue victim, named Marriyam, was under

  • N.S. doctor acquitted of fraud, unlawful possession of narcotics

    October 13, 2017 3:32 PM 5

    BRIDGEWATER, N.S. -- A Halifax-area doctor who was accused of fraud and unlawful possession of narcotics has been found not guilty. Stan MacDonald, lawyer for Dr. Sarah Dawn Jones, says she was acquitted today in Bridgewater provincial court of two counts of fraud, one count of unlawful possession of oxycodone and one count of fraudulently drawing a document

  • 147 Chikungunya cases reported in Swabi

    October 13, 2017 5:08 AM 7

    PESHAWAR: A total of 147 confirmed cases of chikungunya were reported so far in Swabi district and about 51 patients have been treated, said District Health Officer (DHO) Swabi Dr Muhammad Niaz. He said virus has been contained as no new case has been reported for the last couple of weeks. The first case of chikungunya was reported after Eidul Azha, he said adding

  • PFA to ban banaspati ghee by 2020

    October 12, 2017 9:27 AM 10

    Lahoreabout 1 hour ago BY Staff Report LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has decided to place a complete ban on the production and sale of banaspati ghee by 2020. The decision came after a meeting was held by the PFA’s scientific committee. The use of banaspati ghee leads to According to experts, as large amount of trans-fatty acid and nickel are used in the industrial

  • PFA to ban banaspati ghee production, sale by 2020

    October 12, 2017 8:48 AM 10

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) will place a complete ban on the production and sale of banaspati ghee by 2020. The decision to place a ban came after a meeting held by the PFA’s scientific committee on Wednesday. The use of banaspati ghee leads to obesity, diabetes, mental, cardiac diseases and cancer. According to experts, a large amount of trans-fatty

  • Mosquito menace flies high, chikungunya cases on the rise

    October 12, 2017 5:52 AM 9

    But despite the rise in numbers, doctors say that most patients walking in with chikungunya symptoms are not being tested for the virus. "Chikung unya symptoms can be mistaken for dengue or zika virus like symptoms too. However in majority of the cases, tests are only done if the symptoms last for much longer.," said Dr Sunitha Narreddy , specialist

  • Qatar taking part in WHO regional committee meet

    October 8, 2017 11:45 PM 11

    Qatar will take part in the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, which kicks off in the Pakistan capital Islamabad today. A delegation from the Ministry of Public Health will represent Qatar in the meetings. The four-day programme will include the election of officers, the annual report of the regional director, progress

  • Researchers aim to turn bird feathers into food

    October 7, 2017 9:40 AM 3

    Chicken and turkey are popular foods for carnivores - but might the birds' feathers find their way onto future menus? That's the aim of Lund University researchers who have isolated and refined a micro-organism on an Egyptian hen farm. Feathers are melted into a protein hydrolysate liquid of small chain peptides and amino acids. The micro-organisms have a 90 percent

  • Dengue patient dies in BBH

    October 5, 2017 1:47 AM 5

    rawalpindi - A 42-year-old female dengue patient has reportedly died in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) on Wednesday, informed sources. However, the doctors claimed that the lady patient identified as Ghazala Rafique was recovered from dengue virus three days ago and died from other ailments. According to sources, the heirs of Ghazala Rafique brought her in BBH last week with the symptoms