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July 8, 2018 6:57 AM MQM founding member Saleem Shahzad dies in London

LONDON: Saleem Shahzad, one of the founding members of MQM, passed away in London. According to Geo News, he was undergoing treatment for liver cancer at a hospital in British capital. The family said the former MQM leader had been suffering from the disease since 2015 and was shifted to a hospital in western London after his condition deteriorated

July 5, 2018 2:08 AM US warns Pakistan against outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid fever

WASHINGTON: The United States issued a health warning for Pakistan on Wednesday, alerting people against an ongoing outbreak of “extensively drug-resistant” typhoid fever that does not respond to most antibiotics. In a statement issued in Washington, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged all travellers to “Pakistan or anywhere 5

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

WASHINGTON: The Pan American Health Organization on Friday painted a bleak picture of Venezuela’s healthcare system, calling for urgent action to stop the transmission of measles and diphtheria amid an intensifying crisis that has seen an exodus of doctors. The Americas were declared measles-free in 2016, but the viral disease, which causes pneumonia

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM Industrially-produced trans fats kill more than 500,000 people every year: WHO

Rawalpindi: Industrially-produced trans fats kill more than 500,000 people every year apart from causing serious health threats for hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. According to WHO, eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives as every year, trans fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Donkey kick’ striker Hunt dies

LONDON: Ernie Hunt whose “donkey kick” volleyed freekick in 1970 led to a change in English football’s rules, has died aged 75, one of his former clubs Coventry announced. Hunt volleyed his goal — against one of his former clubs Everton — after Coventry team-mate Willie Carr gripped the ball between his heels and flicked it up behind his back. It is also famous 1

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM $6m UN funds to control cattle diseases

Islamabad: The United Nations will provide Pakistan with over $6 million funds to control foot-and-mouth disease in the cattle. An agreement in this respect was signed in Islamabad by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and the national food security and research ministry. At the request of the government of Pakistan, the FAO will implement the project 3

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Aussie golfing great Thomson dies aged 88

SYDNEY: Australian golfing great Peter Thomson, who won the British Open five times, died Wednesday aged 88 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, his family said.“He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than four years and lost his brave battle at home in Melbourne surrounded by family,” a statement said. Thomson was the first 3

June 8, 2018 12:00 AM US suicide rate on rise

WASHINGTON: The suicide rate across the United States has risen 30 percent since 1999, and nearly 45,000 people took their lives in 2016, officials said Thursday.Suicide presents a “growing public health problem,” with significant increases in 44 of the 50 states, said the report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Earlier this week, American 2

May 30, 2018 1:52 AM Govt unveils food security policy, terms it most vital after defence

ISLAMABAD: Just two days before the end of their five-year term, the government unveiled the National Food Security Policy — calling it the second most important issue after the national security policy. The government’s official policy was announced by Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan on Tuesday, who claimed that the food security 2

May 26, 2018 12:00 AM Extra weight may boost patient survival: study

PARIS: Obese hospital patients are more likely to survive an infectious disease than people of normal weight, according to research that pointed Friday to seemingly paradoxical benefits of a condition loaded with health risks. Presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, a study of more than 18,000 sick people in Denmark showed that the overweight 4