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January 16, 2018 12:00 AM WHO says ‘high’ cholera risk in DR Congo capital

KINSHASA: The World Health Organisation on Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. "In a big city like Kinshasa, which has between 10 and 12 million inhabitants, the rains and the floods make the risk of a spread of this epidemic very high," the WHO’s 5

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM Seasonal flu virus present in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: The virus of influenza A H1N1, commonly called as seasonal flu is present in the environment of town as two patients belonging to Rawalpindi have been confirmed positive for the infection here at Holy Family Hospital. Data collected by ‘The News’ on Thursday has revealed that both the two patients confirmed positive for seasonal flu at HFH achieved 3

January 9, 2018 12:00 AM YDA seeks influenza vaccine for staff in Punjab

LAHORE: The Young Doctors Association (YDA), Punjab, has sought vaccination for young doctors and staff of Services Hospital against influenza (H1N1). The young doctors in other government hospitals have, however, criticised Ythe DA for being selfish as it had not demanded vaccination for young doctors in all hospitals across Punjab, and office-bearers 1

December 22, 2017 12:00 AM Cholera hit one million in Yemen

DUBAI/GENEVA: Yemen’s cholera epidemic has reached one million suspected cases, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, with war leaving more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare. Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthi 2

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM WHO certifies Gabon as polio-free

LIBREVILLE: The World Health Organization has declared Gabon a "polio-free country", given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country. According to a WHO statement obtained by AFP on Saturday, the UN health agency nonetheless recommended taking the necessary steps to continue monitoring for possible signs of the disease 1

December 14, 2017 12:00 AM EU Parliament fails to skewer kebab meat phosphates

STRASBOURG, France: The European Parliament on Wednesday narrowly failed to block a proposal to allow the use of phosphates in kebab meat, an additive which critics say is linked to heart disease. As a result, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, can now authorise the addition of phosphates to “vertical meat spits” — the official EU term for the rotating 2

December 3, 2017 12:00 AM Awareness needed about Aids as disease not curse

Awareness needed about Aids as disease not curse KARACHI: Awareness needed to be created about HIV/Aids as a disease and not a curse, and all the stakeholders should join hands with the government to eliminate the epidemic from the country. These views were expressed by renowned health expert Dr Shehla Wali while leading an awareness walk arranged by Inter 2

November 20, 2017 12:00 AM MKRMS seminar: ‘COPD third biggest cause of death in the world’

LAHORE: Chronic respiratory diseases include disorders that affect any part of the respiratory system, not only the lungs but also the airways, nose and throat. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has become the third cause of casualties in the world and it is estimated that by 2030 the disease will cause approximately 45 million casualties 4

November 15, 2017 12:00 AM Eating variety of nuts linked to lower heart disease risk

WASHINGTON: People who regularly snack on a variety of nuts may face a lower risk of heart disease than people who don’t, said the largest study of its kind, which was released this week. Eating five weekly servings of walnuts, peanuts or other kinds of tree nuts was linked to a 14 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and a 20 percent lower 15

October 31, 2017 3:20 PM Polio vaccination team thrashed in Hyderabad, two arrested

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad police have detained two persons who allegedly assaulted a polio team that had visited their house to immunise their children against the crippling disease. Saeed Qureshi, the main suspect, allegedly slapped a lady health worker, Shamim and hurled an iron rod on another team member, Naveed Khaskheli. Police registered a first information 8