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  • New Congo virus case surfaces in Balochistan

    April 23, 2017 7:47 AM 7

    A patient suffering from Congo virus has been reported to be diagnosed with the disease in Kohlu area of Balochistan today. The patient was admitted to Fatima Jinnah hospital three days ago where the disease has been diagnosed and confirmed. The patient remains under treatment at the hospital and has been declared to be out of danger, the sources said. This is the second

  • Researchers Find Yet Another Reason Why Naked Mole-Rats Are Just Weird

    April 20, 2017 6:02 PM 3

    Say what you will about naked mole-rats, but their bodies have a trick that lets them survive periods of oxygen deprivation. Animals, especially mammals, need oxygen to keep their bodies and brains humming along. But leave it to the African naked mole-rat to buck that trend. The rodents are bizarre in just about every way. They're hairless, ground-dwelling

  • Twin cities admin urged to coordinate in polio drive

    April 19, 2017 2:00 AM 4

    islamabad-Prime Minister’s (PM) Focal person on Polio Eradication has urged the administration of twin cities to work in close coordination to ensure affective vaccination during the ongoing anti-polio drive. Prime Minister’s (PM) Focal person on Polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farroq said this during a surprise visit to various areas of Rawalpindi

  • Two more die of chickenpox in Faisalabad, toll hits 14

    April 17, 2017 3:21 PM 5

    ISLAMABAD: Two more chickenpox patients admitted to a government-run hospital in Faisalabad died on Sunday night, pushing the death toll to 14. Five-year-old Amber, a resident of Jhang, and Asghar Ali, a resident of Miani Wala, had contracted the disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus and were admitted to the Allied Hospital, a teaching hospital

  • Pregnant Women with CHD at Risk for Other Heart Troubles

    April 12, 2017 8:45 PM 14

    Higher risk of incident CHF, arrhythmias Pregnant women with congenital heart disease had an increased risk of cardiac complications, along with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, a large retrospective study found. Compared with pregnant women without congenital heart disease, those with either complex or non-complex congenital heart disease were significantly

  • ‘Smart’ Contact Lens That Can Detect Sickness Already in the Works

    April 10, 2017 1:21 PM 27

    Contact lenses are a great technology for those with imperfect eyesight, but new innovations show that soon, they can also be used to monitor your entire body for illnesses. According to a report from Gizmodo, a research team from the Oregon State University was able to develop a transparent biosensor that could be included in contact lens construction

  • Take to the hills: Hike held on world health day

    April 10, 2017 4:59 AM 3

    ISLAMABAD: A large number of Islooites took to the hills, literally, as they trekked up the Trail-3 of the Margalla Hills in a hiking trip organised by Shifa International Hospital (SIH) in connection with World Health Day. Physical and healthy activities could lead to a better and productive life and it is the need of hour to promote healthy, active

  • Fake cancer claim blogger ordered to pay costs

    April 8, 2017 1:53 AM 4

    SYDNEY:- An Australian blogger who lied about having brain cancer and claimed to have cured herself with natural therapies has been ordered to pay Aus$30,000 (US$22,600) in legal costs. Belle Gibson, 25, launched a popular cookbook and smartphone app in 2013 on the back of assertions she had overcome the disease through alternative remedies such as Ayurvedic

  • World Health Day 2017 Theme: Depression, Let's talk

    April 6, 2017 6:34 PM 47

    New Delhi: World Health Day 2017 will be celebrated on April 7. Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) selects a theme highlighting a particular priority area of public health. The theme for this year's global health awareness day is 'Depression: Let's Talk'. According to WHO, India has the highest suicide rate among 10 South-East Asian countries

  • Lack of sleep may lead to depression: research

    April 6, 2017 2:44 PM 12

    ISLAMABAD. Sleep deficiency is one of the major causes of depression, according to a recent research. High blood pressure, inefficiency at work, lack of productivity, concentration and hormonal imbalances are all results of insufficient sleep, reported Health News. According to researchers, a diabetic patient who stays up till late may develop a higher