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  • Campaign to start on 18th in Bahawalpur

    September 14, 2017 5:46 AM 6

    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 13

    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 14

    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

  • USDA holds workshop on Zoonotic diseases

    August 26, 2017 1:37 AM 14

    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 8

    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 28

    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 14

    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 39

    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 12

    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 11

    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