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  • Special arrangements in hospitals during Eid holidays

    June 25, 2017 2:01 AM

    LARKANA: - The Sindh Health department has issued special directives to the heads of hospitals to make special arrangements for dealing with any eventuality during the Eid-ul-Fitr days. The medical superintendents and administrators have been asked to assign special duties to doctors besides other staff during the Eid days for the patients' management

  • Coconut oil's health benefits are a myth — here's what you should buy instead

    June 21, 2017 8:15 PM 2

    Most of us are familiar with a handful of "health" foods that we've either heard about on the news or seen friends eat — almond milk, agave nectar, granola. One such trendy food item is coconut oil, which is high in saturated fat, a type of fat that most nutritionists agree is unhealthy. Essentially, its ratio of "bad" to "good" fats is the opposite

  • Reducing saturated fat just as effective as Statins for heart health

    June 16, 2017 6:12 PM 3

    A new review from the American Heart Association reiterates the importance of replacing saturated fats with unsaturated ones to reduce cholesterol and heart disease risk. Saturated fats are known to raise cholesterol levels and increase cardiovascular risk. Meat, full-fat and reduced fat dairy products, and fried foods, as well as bakery products, all have a high content

  • Indus Hospital’s Mobile Blood Donation Unit inaugurated

    June 14, 2017 11:50 PM 10

    The Blood Centre of Indus Hospital Wednesday launched its first Mobile Blood Donation Unit to ensure timely and safe delivery of blood for needy patients at nine different hospitals in Karachi. The event coincided with World Blood Donor Day 2017 with the theme “Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often,” and attended by hematologists and officials associated

  • Donating blood makes us feel like the richest people in the world

    June 13, 2017 6:31 PM 11

    On World Blood Donor Day, today, we talk to a few regular voluntary blood donors across the State, who have made a habit of saving lives I did my graduation at Punjab and during my internships, I used to attend to a lot of trauma patients who did not have any immediate relatives. My blood type is O+ and I have donated blood more than five times to the patients

  • Association between Parkinson’s & skimmed milk consumption found

    June 10, 2017 2:01 AM 14

    Researchers have shown a possible association between consumption of low-fat dairy or skimmed milk and increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Though a large study published in the journal Neurology, researchers have shown that consuming at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day is associated with a greater risk of developing Parkinson’s

  • India, Pak enter SCO group; in Pak, China's presence, Modi talks on terrorism

    June 9, 2017 9:30 PM 6

    Astana: India and Pakistan on Friday joined the SCO with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that unless strong and coordinated efforts are made, the issues of radicalisation and financing and training of terrorists would be impossible to address, in a veiled dig at Islamabad. “Whether it is the issue of radicalisation, recruitment of terrorists

  • 5000 cataract surgeries after Eid-ul-Fitr

    June 8, 2017 12:26 AM 4

    The Al-Shifa Eye Trust has planned to operate around 5000 cataract surgeries at annual basis with the cost of Rs 80 million across the country in this regard after Eid-ul-Fitr programme will be initiate. Talking to APP here on Wednesday, President of the trust Lt. General Hamid Javed (Retd), all the arrangements in this connection have been finalized

  • Pharmacists to be given professional allowance

    June 7, 2017 2:10 AM 9

    LAHORE - Pharmacists will get Health Professional Allowance (HPA) on the pattern of doctors and nurses. The pharmacists working in BPS-17 will get Rs15000 while those in BPS-18 and 19 will get Rs10000 per month. A summary will be sent to the Chief Minister for approval. It was informed at a meeting chaired by Minister Specialized Healthcare and Medical

  • India continues to be hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths: Lancet

    June 3, 2017 5:13 AM 11

    London: With more than 100,000 under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015, India continues to be a hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths in the world, suggests new research. India and Nigeria combined had 42 per cent of the 499,000 global under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015, the study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases showed