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October 8, 2018 1:51 PM Govt to tackle environmental issues through ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ initiative: Zartaj Gul

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Monday said that pollution is one of the main issues that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government aims to tackle through initiatives like Clean and Green Pakistan. Gul said that a visionary leader like Prime Minister Imran Khan can plan projects like Clean and Green Pakistan. The ministry 1

October 3, 2018 12:00 AM Alarming increase in number of heart patients at PIMS cardiac centre

Islamabad: There is an alarming increase in number of heart patients being reported at healthcare facilities in this region of the country and the Cardiac Centre at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has been recording well over 40 per cent increase in number of heart patients annually. Data collected by ‘The News’ has revealed that the PIMS cardiac

October 2, 2018 12:00 AM US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize

STOCKHOLM: Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body’s natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday. Unlike more traditional forms of cancer treatment that directly target cancer cells, Allison and Honjo figured out how to help the patient’s own immune 1

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM China HIV/AIDS cases surge by 14pc

BEIJING: The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has surged by 14 percent, with most cases transmitted through sex rather than blood transfusions, state media said Saturday. More than 820,000 people had AIDS or were HIV-positive at the end of June, up by 100,000 year-on-year, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing national health officials

September 29, 2018 12:00 AM Healthy lifestyle can protect from heart diseases, says Buzdar

LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that awareness about adoption of precautionary measures is necessary for remaining safe from heart diseases. In his message, the chief minister said that it is the need of the hour that people should be sensitised about timely diagnosis and proper treatment. People can also remain safe from cardiac 5

September 25, 2018 1:59 PM APML puts forward conditions for Musharraf’s return to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) has put forward few conditions for return of its former chairman General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to Pakistan. In a series of tweets, the party said, “If the Supreme Court assures Musharraf won’t be arrested till investigation is completed and also allows him to continue his treatment abroad, he will return 9

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

GENEVA: Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including 2

September 15, 2018 12:00 AM Patients in jeopardy as hepatitis centre in Khairpur runs out of critical medicines

SUKKUR: The seriously sick patients of hepatitis A and C are running from pillar to post for critical medicines that are no more available at the Hepatitis Center Khairpur for almost a month, jeopardizing the life of thousands of patients. The patients of Hepatitis A and C Virus have a daily requirement of the high priority medicines like Sofosbuvir 4

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM ‘PIMS to form tumour board’

Islamabad: As a major initiative for cancer treatment, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Executive Director Dr Raja Amjad Mahmood on Wednesday announced the formation of a tumour board. According to him, US-based noted surgical oncologist Dr Hadi Muhammad Khan will be a member to the board. The tumour board comprising health specialties will meet regularly 6

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM NH&MP to help set up blood donation camps

LAHORE: National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sundas Foundation here on Wednesday to facilitate the foundation in organising blood donation camps and promotion of its services for safe blood collection on volunteer basis throughout Pakistan. The memorandum was signed by Central Zone DIG Ahmad Arslan 3