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  • Eleven polio workers kidnapped from Bara

    November 23, 2013 5:52 AM 9

    KHYBER AGENCY: Eleven teachers carrying out polio vaccination in Bara Khyber Agency were kidnapped Saturday morning when they were preparing to set out for the vaccination drive. A political administration official confirmed that the teachers had been abducted from a school in the Sipah area of Bara Khyber Agency where they had gathered to start polio

  • 29th dengue patient dies in Sindh  

    November 23, 2013 1:17 AM 18

    KARACHI: Deadly dengue viral fever claimed another life in Hyderabad on Friday, said Dr M Shakeel Aamir Mullick Focal Person for Dengue Surveillance Cell Sindh. Mullick said a 63-year-old man resident of Hyderabad city expired in on 21st of November and case was reported to Dengue Surveillance Cell on Friday. He said total 25 dengue fever patients have died in Karachi

  • Public health: Student volunteers sought for polio drive

    November 22, 2013 2:04 AM 11

    4 new cases of polio report­ed in the Punjab. Punjab University’s Al Razi Hall on Thursday hosted the first in the series of four awareness seminars on routine polio immunisation against the backdrop of four polio cases reported in central Punjab districts. The seminar was presided over by Punjab University Department of Behavioural Change and Social

  • Diet, supplements may lower prostate cancer recurrence

    November 21, 2013 7:31 PM 19

    Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM   |   0 comments Lead author William Aronson of the University of California, Los Angeles, and chief of urologic oncology at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took omega-3 supplements had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and a lower

  • Saudi Arabia announces 55th MERS death  

    November 21, 2013 5:37 PM 15

    RIYADH: The Saudi health ministry on Sunday announced a new MERS death, raising to 55 the number of people killed by the coronavirus in the country with the most fatalities. The World Health Organisation says it has been informed of 155 laboratory-confirmed MERS cases worldwide so far, including 64 deaths, most of them in Saudi Arabia. Experts are struggling

  • Healthcare: ‘Deliveries at home can be safe’

    November 21, 2013 3:48 AM 28

    4,200 midwiv­es have been traine­d for home birth. LAHORE: “For low-risk, normal pregnancies, the benefits of giving birth at home are now widely recognised all over the world,” former dean of Cambridge University John Biggs said on Wednesday. He was addressing a seminar on maternal mortality in Pakistan at the University of Health Sciences (UHS)

  • New York State’s First Known Dengue Fever Infection Found On Long Island

    November 20, 2013 10:47 PM 12

    Health Officials: Town Of Babylon Man Has Fully Recovered BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man was hospitalized in September with dengue virus, believed to be contracted locally, Suffolk County health officials said Wednesday. It is the first known case of the disease to be acquired in New York state. The 50-year-old patient from the Town of Babylon

  • Fish Oil May Hold Promise for Prostate Cancer

    November 20, 2013 10:13 PM 22

    Prostate cancer patients who consumed a low-fat, high fish oil diet had significantly less tissue inflammation and proliferation than patients who ate a typical Western diet, investigators reported. Levels of omega-3 fatty acids increased significantly, whereas relatively pro-inflammatory omega-6 decreased, as did the pro-inflammatory eicosanoid 15(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic

  • Dengue fever claims three more lives in Punjab

    November 20, 2013 9:26 PM 6

    Dengue virus claimed three more lives in Punjab on Wednesday, raising the number of deaths caused by the deadly disease to eighteen. According to the Punjab Health Department, the victims were identified as 37-year-old Veena, 36-year-old Nazima Aarif and 17-year-old Noman Malik. All three were admitted in Rawalpindi hospitals. Doctors have advised people

  • Easy beauty tips for brides-to-be

    November 20, 2013 6:41 AM 8

    Makeov­er expert Aashme­en Munjaa­l sugges­ts pre-bridal beauty tips for a perfec­t glow. NEW DELHI: Get your skin analysed, follow a colourful diet and try out various natural packs days or months prior to he wedding to look radiant on your D-Day, says an expert.