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  • Polio: Syria reports 7 additional cVDPV2 cases, Pakistan sees one new wild poliovirus type 1

    October 4, 2017 2:08 PM 2

    UN health officials are reported seven additional Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) cases–5 cases from Mayadeen and 1 from Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 case from Thawra district (newly infected), Raqqa governorate in the past week. Poliovirus has been isolated from stool samples collected from a healthy child in Damascus

  • A third of children born in Pakistan would need heart treatment

    September 29, 2017 4:05 AM 5

    ISLAMABAD: A third of children born in Pakistan would probably require treatment for heart diseases in their early childhood. This was stated by doctors at a seminar to mark the World Heart Day at the Shifa International Hospital (SIH) on Thursday. Dr Asad Saleem, the consultant cardiologist and head of the Cardiology Department at SIH said that cardiovascular

  • Roanoke area business educating locals on Alzheimer's disease

    September 26, 2017 6:59 PM 15

    ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Caring for people with Alzheimer's and Dementia can be difficult, but a group in our region is trying to equip caregivers with advice and information for their journey. Home Instead Senior Care held a free event Monday afternoon called "Alzheimer's Learning Day." The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is expected

  • Jirga’s ultimatum for controlling dengue going to expire on Sunday

    September 24, 2017 12:40 AM 3

    PESHAWAR: The five days ultimatum given by elders of Khalil Qaumi Jirga to KP government for taking practical steps to control dengue epidemic is going to expire on Sunday (September 24). Meanwhile, members of the jirga, comprising members of political parties, people of dengue-affected areas and elders of Khalil tribe, have reiterated their threat of holding

  • Pak facing burden of communicable, non-communicable diseases

    September 22, 2017 11:29 PM 6

    Islamabad-Pakistan is facing a double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases due to epidemiological transition while rapid response teams have been formulated to tackle the outbreak epidemics, an official said on Friday. The National Institute of Health (NIH) under the control of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination

  • Diabetes risk: Exercise can cause sufferers to have a SEIZURE

    September 19, 2017 9:50 AM 13

    DIABETES is where the body is unable to produce enough insulin to cope with an increase in blood sugar levels. Scientists have created a patch to help sufferers exercise safely. Scientists have created a new patch that helps diabetes sufferers exercise safely. People with diabetes are encouraged to workout regularly to help them better control their

  • Pakistan- Khalil Jirga gives one-week deadline to KP government for controlling dengue

    September 16, 2017 12:03 AM 9

    The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member National Assembly Hamidul Haq, leaders from different political parties and local government representatives attended the meeting. Hamidul Haq said the provincial government was taking steps for controlling dengue fever, but best facilities could not be provided to patients at the hospitals due to surfacing of hundreds

  • Campaign to start on 18th in Bahawalpur

    September 14, 2017 5:46 AM 3

    BAHAWALPUR: A three-day polio immunisation campaign will commence from September 18 in Bahawalpur District. During the campaign, more than 600,000 children under the age of five will be administered polio vaccine. In this regard, a meeting was held in DCO Office to review the arrangements which was presided by Revenue Deputy Commissioner Nausheen Malik

  • Two more Swine Flu deaths in Odisha, toll rises to 47

    September 9, 2017 10:32 PM 9

    Bhubaneswar: With the death of two more persons reported today from different hospitals in the state capital, the swine flu death toll in Odisha further rose to 47. While a 3-year-old boy succumbed to the disease at Jagannath Hospital here, a woman (50) died of the H1N1 virus at the Sum Hospital today. State Health department sources said that no more samples

  • Number of dengue patients in Khyber Agency rises to 23

    September 8, 2017 12:00 AM 12

    BARA: The number of dengue patients in Khyber Agency rose to 23 as another person tested positive for the virus in Bara tehsil on Thursday. Shah Fahd, 12, son of Jehanzeb Afridi, a senior journalist from Khyber Agency, tested positive in Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. It was the fourth case of dengue virus in Karigar Garhi in Bara tehsil while the other