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  • Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak

    July 27, 2017 12:08 PM 7

    Yemen's cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death. Nearly 2,000 people have already succumbed to one of the worst recorded outbreaks of cholera in modern history, with over 400,000 having contracted the disease, according to the World Health Organization. A boy pushes a wheelbarrow filled with jerrycans after collecting

  • Playing video games at work may reduce stress: Study

    July 27, 2017 11:47 AM 27

    Playing games during short breaks at work can refill workers with energy, finds a new study. Researchers from the University of Central Florida in the US conducted a small test on a batch of 66 people who were first induced to cognitive fatigue and then were given a five-minute break during their stressful work. During the break, they either played games

  • Turkey to provide liver transplant facility to 1,500 Pakistanis a year

    July 25, 2017 6:54 PM 7

    ISLAMABAD: Turkey on Tuesday announced to provide liver transplant facility to over 1,500 Pakistani patients every year. Pakistani liver patients will have liver transplant facility in selected Turkish hospitals, this decision was made at a high-level meeting of Turkish delegation led by Director General Health Dr Onor Gonor with Minister of State for National

  • Rs20.4bn allocated for free medicines

    July 20, 2017 5:17 AM 46

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has allocated huge funds to provide free medicines to patients in the public sector hospitals, said spokesperson for the Punjab Health Department on Wednesday. He said an amount of Rs20.4 billion had been allocated for provision of free medicine in tertiary care hospitals during the current fiscal year whereas an amount

  • PM urged to sign summaries for drug prices

    July 20, 2017 12:12 AM 36

    KARACHI: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) on Wednesday urged the prime minister to sign the summaries sent by the Drug Pricing Committee last year, as critically ill patients have been suffering owing to his indecision. PPMA central chairman Dr Kaiser Waheed along with key office-holders of the association made this demand while

  • Some Vegetarian Diets May Actually Be Harming Your Health

    July 18, 2017 7:49 PM 29

    (Reuters Health) - People may turn to vegetarian diets to reduce their risk of heart disease, but a new study suggests not all plant-based foods are created equal. People on plant-based diets who consume lots of refined grains and sweets may be significantly more likely to develop heart disease than vegetarians whose diets include the least amount of these

  • Patient, corpse assigned same bed in Gujranwala hospital

    July 18, 2017 10:15 AM 9

    GUJRANWALA: The doctors at District Headquarters Hospital Gujranwala put a patient for treatment on a bed that already had a body lying on it. Noor Muhammad, a resident of Aminabad in Gujranwala, was taken to the hospital when he was having trouble breathing. However, a while later Noor succumbed to death. Noor’s body was not removed from the ward when another

  • WATCH: Judge to decide fate of terminally ill 11-month-old Charlie Gard

    July 12, 2017 2:41 PM 12

    London's High Court will on Thursday decide whether a terminally ill baby lives or dies. The fate of the 11-month-old Charlie Gard again rests in the hands of Justice Nicholas Francis. Francis must decide, for a second time, whether or not to turn off Charlie’s ventilator or allow his parents to seek experimental treatment in America. Pope Francis and American

  • Minister orders to fill vacant posts of doctors at Samanabad hospital within 24 hours

    July 12, 2017 2:54 AM 7

    Provincial Minister for Primary & Secondary Health, Khawaja Imran Nazir on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to Govt Samanabad Hospital. He visited emergency, gynae ward, pharmacy and dispensary of the hospital. Additional Secretary (Technical) Dr. Asim Altaf, Deputy Mayor Mian Tariq, Director Pharmacy Azhar Saleemi and MS Dr. Gulraiz were also present on the occasion

  • Don’t buy meat from Tollinton Market: PFA

    July 12, 2017 2:16 AM 29

    LAHORE - The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has advised people and restaurants not to buy meat from Tollinton Market due to unhygienic conditions there. Tollinton Market is a hub of bird and pet sale and purchase in the city. The drain along the Tollinton Market is the main source of unhygienic conditions at the market. There are dozens of chicken sale points