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  • Auburn University student diagnosed with the mumps

    March 15, 2017 6:31 PM 9

    An Auburn University student has been diagnosed with the mumps, the school said Wednesday. According to a release, the Auburn University Medical Clinic was notified Tuesday of a student with a confirmed case of the mumps. The student, who doesn't live on campus, is currently staying out-of-state at his parent's home. "The university is working with the Alabama

  • 32 Years Ago Today, Everything Changed

    March 15, 2017 6:29 PM 4

    Thirty-two years ago today, a friend called me. He worked as a nurse in a doctor's office and had administered the brand-new HIV antibody test to me after hours, all very hush-hush. There were no treatments for the new virus, only fear and mortality. And my friend told me I was HIV positive. Today I am grateful for life, activism, having the privilege

  • Pakistan set to convert Gilgit-Baltistan into fifth province

    March 14, 2017 7:54 PM 4

    The government has decided to convert Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) into a fifth province of Pakistan. According to Geo news, Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzadar has said that a committee headed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to GB. The government has approved the suggestion

  • Unhealthy eating is linked to 400,000 US deaths per year — study

    March 12, 2017 9:33 AM 9

    Experts say Americans are eating too much salty, fatty and sugary fare, and not enough fruit, vegetables and whole grains MIAMI: Unhealthy eating habits can be blamed for more than 400,000 US deaths a year due to heart disease and related illnesses, researchers said. The problem is twofold: Americans are eating too much salty, fatty and sugary fare, and not enough

  • Campaign to eradicate polio planned

    March 12, 2017 1:40 AM 12

    SHIKARPUR: An eight day campaign to eradicate polio in Shikarpur district is being launched that will begin on 20th March and will continue till 28th March. This was informed by Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur Syed Hassan Raza during a meeting held at Darbar Hall at Deputy Commissioner Office, here on Saturday. Kazi Khursheed Ahmed, the District Health

  • Epilepsy patients could use weed to effectively manage their condition

    March 10, 2017 10:40 PM 7

    Survey results have shown that cannabis can be an effective way for some people to manage epilepsy A nationwide survey of Australians has revealed that people suffering from epilepsy are able to control it with weed. Cannabis helped 14 percent of respondents manage their condition and dealing with seizures. The Epilepsy Action Australia study, in partnership

  • ´World´s heaviest woman´ has surgery in India, loses 100 kgs

    March 9, 2017 9:14 AM 22

    MUMBAI: Indian doctors said Thursday that an Egyptian who was believed to be the world´s heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilograms (220 pounds). Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around 500 kilos, had not left her house in Egypt in over two decades until arriving in Mumbai last month for bariatric

  • GoLocal LIVE Nutrition: The Skinny on Fats

    March 8, 2017 12:41 AM 4

    Hirshberg says fat in our food doesn’t mean fat in our body, and eating some types of fats are good for you. This week, Hirshberg says some fats like polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats are good for your heart. Avocados, nuts, olive oil and other plant based fats are good places to get healthy fats. Non-heart healthy fats are saturated fats and trans

  • Shaukat Khanum Hospital wins Corporate Excellence Award

    March 7, 2017 12:57 AM 5

    Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) has won the Corporate Excellence Award in the NOT FOR PROFIT CATEGORY for demonstrating excellence in corporate management from the Management Association of Pakistan (MAP) for the fifth time. Dr Muhammad Aasim Yusuf, Chief Medical Officer, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital

  • ‘85pc infants can survive heart disease if treated in time’

    March 6, 2017 2:41 AM 8

    LAHORE: Golfers held a competition at a club here on Sunday to raise funds for children born with the congenital heart disease (CHD). About 60,000 children in Pakistan – one in 100 infants – are born with CHD every year, sometimes referred to as a hole in the heart. Most of them do not survive beyond their first few years due to lack of awareness and inadequate