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  • UK court sets new hearing in case of terminally ill baby

    July 10, 2017 5:15 PM 28

    LONDON — A British court on Monday gave the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard a chance to present fresh evidence that their terminally ill son should receive experimental treatment. The decision came after an emotionally charged hearing in the wrenching case, during which Gard's mother wept in frustration and his father yelled at a lawyer. Judge Nicholas

  • WHO issues warning about rise of drug-resistant gonorrhoea

    July 7, 2017 3:56 PM 14

    "Gonorrhoea fast becoming 'untreatable', WHO experts warn," reports Sky News. Analysis of data from 77 countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) found antibiotic resistance exists against almost all antibiotics currently used to treat the sexually transmitted infection (STI) gonorrhoea. In the past, gonorrhoea infections were treated effectively

  • RCB discovers dengue larvae at 48 spots

    July 6, 2017 5:48 AM 26

    RAWALPINDI: Sanitation staff of the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) on Wednesday recovered dengue larvae from 48 separate locations around the cantonment and registered criminal cases against six people. According to available details, the RCB authorities checked 2,104 houses and discovered larvae from 48 places. Ten places where larvae were found

  • Children heart hospital on the cards

    July 5, 2017 8:58 PM 10

    * PCHF says foundation has so far sponsored 721 surgeries of children suffering from congenital heart diseases LAHORE: The Pakistan Children Heart Foundation (PCHF) has sponsored 721 surgeries of children suffering from congenital heart diseases, said Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafiq. Talking to a joint

  • 50 Ireland-bound doctors to return and serve nation

    July 5, 2017 6:45 AM 25

    LAHORE: Trainee doctors of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan have reached Ireland for a two-year international medical training programme under CPSP-HSE Ireland Scholarship Scheme. Senior Professor of Royal College of Physicians Ireland Dr Geoff Chadwick welcomed the CPSP trainee doctors’ batch. A combined selection committee of CPSP and Royal

  • Pakistani scientist’s work makes it to title page of international journal

    July 4, 2017 12:01 AM 7

    Representing Pakistan, the work of scientist Dr Sammer Yousuf, an associate professor at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, has appeared on the cover page of a prestigious international science journal for its June issue. According to an official at ICCBS, Dr Sammer’s work which is part of a research

  • Peter Frates, Who Inspired The Ice Bucket Challenge, Is Back In The Hospital

    July 3, 2017 5:38 PM 18

    The man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital — and is keeping his sense of humor. A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates said he is resting comfortably at Massachusetts General Hospital and that "doctors

  • Declared dead by MGM Hospital, baby girl found alive

    July 2, 2017 11:55 PM 19

    . . Warangal Urban: Pandemonium prevailed at the MGM Hospital for some time on Sunday as a four-day-old girl child declared dead by the doctors was brought back to the hospital by the parents claiming that the child was alive. The baby was born three days ago at a private hospital with several complications and was underweight. The parents Srinivas and Swapna

  • Yemen's cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO

    July 2, 2017 11:19 AM 15

    The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic. Yemen has been devastated by a 27-month war between a Saudi-led coalition and the armed Iran-aligned Houthi group, making it a breeding

  • WATCH: What is bird flu and can you get it?

    June 28, 2017 2:21 PM 9

    While bird flu is an avian virus in the same family as the flu you might have suffered from this winter, this particular strand - the H5N8 avian virus - causing disease in birds in South Africa has not been documented to spread to humans. There have been cases of bird flu being transmitted to humans but experts are quick to assure South Africans