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  • Man dies of Congo fever in Karak

    November 2, 2017 1:41 AM 5

    KARAK - Another man lost his life due to Congo fever in Sarki Lawgher area of the district, taking death toll from the virus to seven in the district in a short span of time. Family sources of Abdullah, son of Shah Jehan, said that he died in Leady Reading Hospital (LRH), Peshawar after been infected a week ago. Dr Majid Khattak, in-charge of the special

  • Polio vaccination team thrashed in Hyderabad, two arrested

    October 31, 2017 3:20 PM 5

    HYDERABAD: Hyderabad police have detained two persons who allegedly assaulted a polio team that had visited their house to immunise their children against the crippling disease. Saeed Qureshi, the main suspect, allegedly slapped a lady health worker, Shamim and hurled an iron rod on another team member, Naveed Khaskheli. Police registered a first information

  • Weight and age rises Risk of irregular heart

    October 30, 2017 7:48 AM 30

    (MENAFN)A recent study has suggested that developing an irregular heart rhythm rises as people become older and more overweight, especially after age 50 for men and age 60 for women. Researchers did the study over almost 80,000 people, ages 24 to 97, in four European studies. When they participated in the studies, none of them had atrial fibrillation

  • Three blood banks sealed

    October 29, 2017 10:30 PM 30

    LAHORE: The Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority Sunday sealed three blood banks – the Punjab Blood Bank, Civic Centre Blood Transfusion Centre and Al Qaim Blood Bank during raids in different parts of Gujranwala on Sunday. Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority Secretary Dr Ather said that the authority also recovered a large number of poor quality blood

  • Authorities seal sub-standard blood banks in Gujranwala

    October 29, 2017 7:08 PM 30

    LAHORE: On the directions of Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique, Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority Secretary Dr Ather recovered a large number of poor quality blood bags and screening kits from illegal blood units in successive raids at various blood units of Gujranwala. Three blood units at Munir Chowk Gujranwala, namely Punjab Blood Bank, Civic

  • Winter brings high demand for dry fruits

    October 29, 2017 5:59 PM 5

    LAHORE: As the mercury drops significantly, demand for dry fruits has increased in the city market, despite high rates. Roasted cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts, dates, pine dates, pistachio, peanuts and many other dry fruits are widely available in the market. A shopkeeper at Beadon Road Saleem told media agencies that prices were high due to limited supply

  • Around 2.9 mn children in India without measles vaccination

    October 28, 2017 9:38 PM 14

    Press Trust of India, New Delhi, Oct 29 2017, 2:47 IST Around 2.9 million children in India do not get vaccinated against measles, a highly contagious viral disease that claims nearly 90,000 lives globally every year, a new report published on Saturday by leading health organisations said. The world is still far from reaching regional measles elimination

  • DRAP to monitor drug reactions

    October 25, 2017 4:42 AM 12

    ISLAMABAD: The drug regulator will establish National Pharmacovigilance Centre in Islamabad to collect data of adverse drugs reactions for monitoring and vigilance of marketed drugs, in line with international practices, to ensure patient safety. The Policy Board of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in its 22nd meeting held under the chairmanship

  • 25 renal transplantations completed at DIME

    October 22, 2017 1:01 AM 5

    KARACHI - Vice Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Dr Mohammad Saeed Quraishy on Saturday congratulated the faculty members and students of Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME) on the completion of 25 cases of Renal Transplantation in seven months. He said that bone marrow transplantations would also start from next year, while

  • Pakistan- Reports shows fall in dengue larva at affected localities in Peshawar

    October 21, 2017 5:52 PM 7

    (MENAFN - Tribal News Network) PESHAWAR, 21 October: Entomologists of the University of Peshawar on Saturday reported 75 percent decline of dengue larva in University Town locality of provincial capital. A report prepared by the experts of Entomologists after tests in houses at Peshtakhara and Sufaid Dheri localities revealed shows a considerable fall in dengue