Health

Four more dengue cases surfaced in Faisalabad

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: Four more new cases of dengue virus surfaced in Faisalabad on Monday, with the toll reaching up to 41 in the city so far. According to Hospital sources, a total of 147 dengue cases were reported from the district this year, with 41 alone from Faisalabad. In 2019, four lives were claimed…

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Dengue fever claims another life in Karachi

F.P. Report KARACHI: A woman died of dengue fever and taking the death toll from the disease in the Karachi to 17 this year. According to reports, three persons of the same family were admitted at the private hospital of Karachi after being diagnosed with Dengue fever. The two persons still under treatment in the…

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Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 27 trials involving a total of 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including vitamins or…

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1,65,000 anti-malaria nets distributed in high risk areas

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “People in the rural areas particularly those residing along the Zhob River bank carry malaria parasites in their blood without showing symptoms. Zhob is one of the high risk districts for vivax and falciparum malaria. Recently thousands of positive cases have been reported in the rural parts of the district,” This was…

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Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

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Graphene filter grabs bacteria to kill them with a Zap

Monitoring Desk TEXAS: A new self-sterilizing filter made of laser-induced graphene grabs bacteria out of the air and kills them with small pulses of electricity, researchers report. Airborne bacteria may see what looks like a comfy shag carpet on which to settle. But it’s a trap. The flexible filter that chemist James Tour’s lab at…

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Number of people killed by vaping in US hits 26

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Twenty-six people have died from illnesses associated with e-cigarette use since March, US health authorities said Thursday, while some 1,300 have suffered lung injuries linked to vaping. Officials have yet to identify the cause for the outbreak, which dates back to late March and are pursuing multiple lines of investigation. The Centers…

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UoP marks World Mental Health Day

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The University of Peshawar on Thursday organized a free counselling camp and an awareness walk to sensitize the general public on the importance of the World Mental Health Day while underscoring the need of psychological treatment. Pro-Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Johar Ali along with Chairperson Prof. Dr.Irum Irshad, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb,…

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3 Science-baked ways to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: Alzheimer’s is a terrifying disease, not just for the person experiencing it, but for the person’s close ones as well. While we expect our body to stop working as well as we age, we are rarely ready for cognitive decline and forgetting the ones we love. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease can lead to…

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