Health

Anti-polio campaign worker shot dead

F.P. Report CHAMAN: A female anti-polio immunization campaign worker was gunned down and another injured on Thursday in Balochistan’sChaman. Assistant Commissioner Syed Sami Agha told reporters that unidentified suspects opened fire at the immunization team in Sultan Zai, a city near the shared border with Afghanistan. The suspects managed to flee after the shooting. He…

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Larkana: 13 children test positive for HIV

F.P. Report LARKANA: HIV Aids Control Program on Thursday has claimed that as many as thirteen children were tested positive for human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in Ratodero area of Larkana district. In-charge HIV Aids Control Program, Dr Abdul Hafeez said that the blood samples of 16 children have been sent to a laboratory for further…

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‘Healthy environment is prerequisite of Malaria-free country’

F.P. Report LAHORE: World Malaria Day is globally observed on 25th of April. This annual international observance is a worldwide effort, to raise awareness about Malaria, its treatment and preventive measures, highlighting the need for better governmental and societal intervention in malaria control and prevention. This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is ‘End Malaria…

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Admn convinces parents about anti-polio vaccine

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: The district administration successfully convinced parents influenced by wrong and frightened rumours about anti polio vaccine, on immunization of their kids against the crippling disease. Many parents had refused to administer their children with oral polio vaccine after Monday incident that occurred in Peshawar following spread of rumours that some…

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Peshawar incident affect anti-polio drive in Landi Kotal

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Scores of frightened parents in Khyber district on Tuesday refused to feed polio vaccine to their children, following the Peshawar incident. It is to be mentioned here that last day approximately 1000 children of two private schools of Mashu Khel, Badhber, the suburb areas of Peshawar had got ill after allegedly…

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Pilots groundbreaking malaria vaccine

LILONGWE (AFP): Malawi on Tuesday launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark programme to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands, mostly children, across Africa and around the world each year. After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled…

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Obesity can impair learning, memory: study

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, a study has found, Business Standard reports. Chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can let factors from the blood enter the brain and affect…

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Anti-polio drive begins today across Pakistan

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Coordinator of Polio Eradication Program Dr. Rana Safdar, has said that a countrywide anti-polio drops campaign to started across country including Azad and Gilgit Baltistan today (Monday). He claimed that the anti-polio drive will target 39 million children across country. He urged the people to cooperate with polio teams to administer…

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Doctors successfully stitch hole in child’s heart without surgery through hybrid angiography

F.P. Report LAHORE: Doctors has successfully stitched hole in the heart of the five-year-old girl without performing surgery on it, through hybrid angiography on Friday in Children Hospital Lahore. According to reports, Dr Masood Sadiq and his team had completed the operation without performing surgery. A hybrid lab has been established at the Children Hospital…

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Ebola death toll in Congo rises to 777

DAKAR (AA): The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 777 since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday. The outbreak of the Ebola, named after the Ebola River, which emerged for the first time in the world…

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