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  • Love Your Bones, Protect Your Future

    October 20, 2017 11:41 PM 20

    LAHORE - Like other parts of the globe, World Osteoporosis Day was observed across the country including Lahore on Friday for raising awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone related issues. This year’s theme is “Love Your Bones, Protect Your Future”. Various programs and events are organised on this day to encourage

  • What is norovirus? What are the symptoms? And how do I avoid getting and passing on the nasty winter vomiting bug?

    October 20, 2017 10:21 AM 12

    Good hygiene practices and plenty of fluid will help avoid the spread of infection and catching the notorious winter vomiting bug Members of the public should avoid hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes if they show any symptoms of winter vomiting bug norovirus, Public Health England (PHE) has warned. The highly contagious infection is rife during the winter

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

    October 17, 2017 4:40 AM 3

    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

  • Meeting reviews condition of streets in markets

    October 16, 2017 1:21 AM 14

    Islamabad Mayor and CDA chairman Anser Aziz has said on Saturday that it is responsibility of Markets and Roads Maintenance Division to keep roads, passages and street in the markets useful and convenience for the citizens. He expressed these views during a meeting held at CDA Headquarters to review progress of Markets and Roads Maintenance Division

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

    October 14, 2017 4:10 PM 6

    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 12

    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 15

    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 15

    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 15

    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 14

    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