Health

Afridi urges media to create community trust on polio vaccine

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Coordinator Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Capt (R) Kamran Afridi has urged media to support government in addressing hardcore polio refusals and create community demand for the vaccination as the province is struggling with the rising polio cases. “Baseless propagandas against polio vaccine by vested elements have badly affected the programme and…

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322698 kids to be vaccinated in anti-polio campaign

F.P. Report D I KHAN: Deputy Commissioner DI Khan, Muhammad Umair chairing a meeting regarding polio Thursday urged parents to vaccinate their children and take part in national cause of polio eradication. The meeting among others was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, concerned officials of health, education and local government besides representatives of WHO and…

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WHO calls for urgent research on microplastics

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for further research on the health impacts of microplastics following the release of latests findings on microplastics in drinking water. “We urgently need to know more about the health impact of microplastics because they are everywhere including in our drinking-water,” Maria Neira, an expert from…

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Dengue fever claims 2nd life in district Mansehra

F.P. Report MANSEHRA: A girl student of 2nd year Wednesday lost her life, second in Mansehra district during last four days, due to dengue fever which has stroked back in district during last week. The unfortunate 15 year old girl Adia daughter of Malik Iftikhar died of dengue fever while another person reportedly died by…

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PM Imran Khan chairs emergency meeting on polio crisis

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chairing an emergency on the polio crisis in Pakistan, on Wednesday. Prime minister’s focal person on polio Babar Atta briefed the meeting.  According to details, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, federal ministers and heads of global institutions also attended the meeting. A report prepared…

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Health Minister directs to start anti-polio awareness campaign

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Provincial Health Minister Dr. Hasham Inamulah Khan Monday directed entire District Health Officers (DHOs) to take effective measures for prevention of crippling polio disease and should initiate awareness campaigns in their respective areas. He was issued these directives while presiding over a meeting of health department held here. He has also been…

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Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola

Monitoring Desk DR CPONGO: Measles has killed 2,758 people in DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said, and called Saturday for a “massive mobilisation of funds.” The disease, preventable with a vaccine, has infected over 145,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo between…

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Machine learning reveals links between genetic factors and behavior

Monitoring Desk UTAH: Researchers at the University of Utah Health have used machine learning to start making links between seemingly instinctive, random behaviors and the genetic factors that shape such behaviors. Using machine learning to study mice with differences in their genetics and age, the team found that these differences influenced the behavioral sequences the…

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Eating more plant-based foods may be linked to better heart health

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American…

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