Health

For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

DIJON (AFP): “Classic chemotherapywas awful… but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol. Several hours before going into theatre, Braud is waiting in his room, looking surprisingly relaxed with a book in hand. This is…

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UN: 1 in 5 in conflict zones suffer from mental illness

ANKARA (AA): More than one in five people living in conflict zones suffer from a mental illness, according to a report released Wednesday based on UN figures. “Around 22% of those affected suffer depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in The Lancet, a U.K.-based peer-reviewed medical journal,”…

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Another polio case surfaced in KP

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Another polio case has reported in Shangla, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Thursday. According to reports, officials of Health Ministry said that poliovirus had been confirmed in a 2-year-old boy in Shangla area of KP, bringing the total number of polio cases in the country to 20 this year. Sources further…

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Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced. Lead author Sidra Goldman-Mellor, a psychiatric epidemiologist at UC Merced, and co-author Claire Margerison, a perinatal epidemiologist…

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‘Polio vaccine completely safe’

F.P. Report D I KHAN: Commissioner Javed Khan Marwat Monday categorically said that polio vaccine is completely safe and free from any side effect. Parents should have to cooperate with health teams and get their children vaccinated against the crippling disease. In a statement issued here, he said that negative propagation of polio vaccine was…

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135,000 per year deaths due to air pollution: Memon

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator and Water Environment Forum Nisar A Memon said, “It is a challenge to our political leadership to address: estimated 135,000 deaths per year attributed to ambient air pollution – the leading cause of sickness and deaths in Pakistan.” The ambient pollution namely smog a…

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Another toddler dies from wrong injection

F.P. Report KARACHI: Another toddler on Monday allegedly died after being administered wrong injection at a private hospital in Karachi’s area of Nagan Chowrangi. As per details, one and half years old baby girl lost her life after administration of wrong injection to her at a private hospital situated in North Nazimabad’s area of Nagan…

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Measles detects in British tourist, says Mexico officials

MEXICO (AFP): Mexican health officials have confirmed a case of measles in a British woman who arrived in the country’s touristic Caribbean coast a week ago, authorities said on Saturday. The 50-year-old woman arrived Monday at the airport in Cancun with a final destination of Playa del Carmen, the area’s second most frequented resort. “Upon…

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Tobacco industry: Killing you softly

ANKARA (AA): More than 8 million people died of tobacco in 2018 and another million due to second-hand smoke exposure, said the World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest report. It advised smokers to think twice before lighting a cigarette on World No Tobacco Day marked on May 31 every year. Factories produce 6 trillion…

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