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  • PFA may ban banaspati ghee production in Punjab

    June 2, 2017 6:08 AM 10

    Lahore: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) may ban the production of Banaspati ghee all over the province. A summary in this regard has been forwarded to the scientific panel of the authority for final decision. This proposal has been drafted keeping strategies adopted by the developed countries in view, where manufacturing of Banaspati ghee is completely banned

  • Soon, Tobacco De-addiction Centres in State-run Hospitals: Maharashtra Minister

    May 30, 2017 11:28 PM 3

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's Health Minister Deepak Sawant on Tuesday said that de-addiction centres will be set up in all the government-run hospitals in the state. Speaking on the eve of World No Tobacco Day, Sawant said: "Government is ready to join hands with pioneer private Institutes like Asian Cancer Institute for reducing tobacco consumption and creating

  • World Thyroid Day 2017: 10 Quick Facts You Must Know About Thyroid Disease

    May 25, 2017 5:05 PM 8

    World Thyroid Day is commemorated every year on 25th May globally by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) along with other International thyroid societies. Thyroid is an important gland found at the base of the neck that produces, stores and releases two important hormones which are Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). Thyroid disease is more common

  • Assistant commissioner sacked for giving polio drops to excise director’s daughter

    May 19, 2017 12:01 PM 11

    ISLAMABAD: A female official in Islamabad administration on Friday sacked Assistant Commissioner City Ali Asghar for administering polio drops to her daughter. According to initial details, excise director Mariam Mumtaz’s husband refused to have his daughter vaccinated but the police personnel went on with the vaccination. Mariam Mumtaz approached Islamabad

  • Baby with rare genetic disorder born in Multan

    May 19, 2017 4:58 AM 17 1

    MULTAN: A baby boy was born with ‘Congenital Ichthyosis’, a neonatal skin disease, at Nishtar Hospital, Multan late Wednesday. An official at the hospital said the skin, mouth and lips of the baby were abnormal owing to the disease. He added no known cause of the disease had been documented so far around the globe. “The mortality rate of the babies suffering

  • Seminar held to spread awareness on Alzheimer's

    May 14, 2017 12:12 AM 13

    LAHORE: Alzheimer's Pakistan on Saturday organised a national seminar on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias at a local hotel. The purpose of this seminar was to spread awareness on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias amongst medical practitioners and the general public. The seminar was attended by individuals hailing from all walks of life, including

  • British hospitals hit by cyber attacks

    May 12, 2017 4:10 PM 3 1

    LONDON: Several British hospitals were hit by cyber-attacks on Friday, the country’s health service said, forcing some to divert ambulances to other clinics and urge people not to try to contact their doctors. Sixteen individual organisations within the health service, some of them responsible for several hospitals each, had reported coming under attack

  • Hormone replacement therapy: Women who take HRT during menopause 'risk hearing loss'

    May 11, 2017 1:15 PM 6

    WOMEN who take hormone replacement therapy during the menopause risk hearing loss, a study revealed. Earlier studies suggested that menopause may increase the risk for hearing loss, due to a reduction in oestrogen levels. It was also previously thought that and that postmenopausal hormone therapy might slow hearing decline by 'replacing' oestrogen

  • Suffering from chronic pain? Drinking coffee and getting more sleep may help ease the pain!

    May 9, 2017 6:17 PM 7

    A new research suggests that sleeping habits coupled with daytime alertness-promoting agents such as coffee might help to get relief from the pain. New York: Do you want to get relief from chronic pain without taking any painkillers? Well, a new research suggests that sleeping habits coupled with daytime alertness-promoting agents such as coffee might

  • Paramedic suffering heart attack drives himself to hospital

    May 9, 2017 12:19 PM 4

    An on-call paramedic used his own equipment to diagnose himself as suffering a heart attack, and then drove himself to the nearest hospital in Victoria, Australia. David Watson, 52, was working alone on a Sunday evening shift when he felt the "crushing chest pain and tingles down both arms", he told 9NEWS. Mr Watson dashed to his ambulance to hook himself