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  • USDA holds workshop on Zoonotic diseases

    August 26, 2017 1:37 AM 9

    ISLAMABAD: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) jointly held a workshop on Zoonotic diseases, which are animal diseases that can spread to humans, such as Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever, rabies, brucellosis and avian influenza. The workshop brought decision-makers and scientists together to agree on a list of priority

  • The Times & The Sunday Times

    August 24, 2017 11:59 PM 6

    Known as Pakistan’s “Mother Teresa”, Ruth Pfau spent almost 60 years working to treat leprosy in the country’s most remote villages. She found her calling when she walked into the filthy lepers’ colony behind an abandoned graveyard in Karachi in 1960. The treatment centre was makeshift tarpaulin and wood. As she looked around, a young Pathan man, who had been deformed

  • West Nile Virus is all over Shawnee County

    August 24, 2017 11:28 PM 18

    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - West Nile Virus has been found in six different traps in Shawnee County. It’s been discovered West Nile is all over Shawnee County according to a new study, and it's even at the Topeka Zoo. Ed Kalas of the Shawnee Health Dept. didn't have good news to share with county commissioners about mosquitoes. “We've had West Nile Virus found

  • 12 dengue patients admitted to Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital in one day

    August 23, 2017 12:31 PM 11

    PESHAWAR: At least 12 dengue patients were brought to Lady Readying Hospital (LRH) on Wednesday, according to the facility’s administration. The new cases have taken the count of patients to 51 brought to LRH in the past three weeks, the hospital administration said. Out of the count, 20 patients have been discharged, while treatment of 31 others was under

  • Dr. Ruth Pfau departs world with three last wishes – Daily Pakistan

    August 19, 2017 8:53 AM 33

    KARACHI – Renowned leprosy fighter Dr Ruth Pfau, who passed away on August 10 and is being accorded state funeral, made three final wishes before leaving the world. Pfau, who was rightly credited for eradicating leprosy from Pakistan wished that she should not be put on a ventilator, probably for living a natural life, how long it was. Her second wish reflected

  • Eating almonds could boost 'healthy' cholesterol levels, suggests new study

    August 14, 2017 11:11 AM 8

    Could a handful of almonds a day could keep the doctor away? They make a great go-to snack and are packed with nutritious goodness, so it may come as little surprise that eating almonds on a regular basis could boost levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, dubbed the 'good' cholesterol, while improving the way it removes low-density lipoprotein

  • Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Dr Ruth Pfau Dies Aged 87

    August 10, 2017 6:11 PM 7

    Karachi: German-born nun Ruth Pfau, who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died on Thursday in the southern city of Karachi, a hospital official said. She was 87. Widely known as Pakistan's Mother Teresa, Pfau was eulogised by the prime minister and army chief for her contributions towards freeing the country of a contagious disease

  • Pakistan’s Mother Teresa Dr Ruth Pfau dies in Karachi at 87

    August 10, 2017 12:15 PM 79

    Dr Ruth Pfau, a German doctor popularly known as Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' for dedicating her life to eradicate leprosy in the country, died today at a private hospital in Karachi. She was 87. Dr Ruth Pfau, a German doctor popularly known as Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ for dedicating her life to eradicate leprosy in the country, died today at a private

  • Ruth Pfau: Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' dies aged 87

    August 10, 2017 11:17 AM 41

    Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and has been described as the country's Mother Teresa, has died in Karachi aged 87. Dr Pfau witnessed leprosy in Pakistan for the first time in 1960 and returned to set up clinics across the country. Her efforts meant that in 1996 Pakistan became one of the first

  • ‘Mother Teresa’ of Pakistan; Dr. Ruth Pfau

    August 10, 2017 5:32 AM 34

    KARACHI: Dr Ruth Pfau, who devoted her whole life for Pakistan's lepers, died on Thursday at a private hospital, an official of the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) said in a statement. Dr. Ruth, 87, is also known as the ‘Mother Teresa’ of Pakistan. The Lady belonged to Germany and spent her 50 years of life in Pakistan fighting against the Leprosy