Health

New cholesterol guidelines put ethnicity in the spotlight

NEW YORK: As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family’s ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a recent update of cholesterol guidelines, a national panel of scientists and health experts stressed a more personalized approach to risk…

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Another Polio case reported from Bajaur

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Another Polio case reported from district Bajaur as the number of polio cases rise to six from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa . National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) Islamabad notified a polio case from Bajaur District of Tribal Districts. National institute of Health has isolated wild polio virus from stool sample of 30 months child…

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People advised to adopt steps to prevent diseases in cold

F.P. Report ASTORE: Health experts and doctors have urged people to adopt proactive measures to prevent any mishap or disease these days when cold intensified by each passing day. Talking to media, Dr Bashir Ahmed said since cold wave has gripped the area, so people of Astore were at high risk of diseases like pheumonia,…

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Researchers develop ‘smart’ wound healing technique

Monitoring Desk LONDON: New research, published in the journal Advanced Materials, paves the way for “a new generation of materials that actively work with tissues to drive (wound) healing.” As more and more surgical procedures are performed in the United States, the number of surgical site infections is also on the rise. Chronic wounds that…

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Three more children die of malnutrition, epidemics

F.P. Report THARPARKAR: Death toll of children due to malnutrition and epidemics in Tharparkar continues to climb as two more children expired, health department said. According to details, two malnutrition affected children who were under treatment at Civil Hospital Mithi in Tharparkar expired during treatment. The recent deaths due to malnutrition/epidemics have taken the toll…

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Dozen illegal health facilities sealed

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: The health department on Wednesday launched drive against substandard medicines and quacks, sealing dozens of health facilities for violation of relevant laws and rules. The action has been taken following complaints were lodged by citizen on Pakistan Citizen Portal. The raid team included Senior Inspector KP-HCC Saeed Ur Rehman and KP- HCC…

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Green tea links with increased risk of type-2 diabetes: Study

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: A recent international study found that drinking green tea was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults. A total of 119,373 participants from the Shanghai Women’s Health Study (SWHS) and Shanghai Men’s Health Study (SMHS) were included in the study. The SWHS and SMHS are two large…

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Govt working to tackle polio eradication: PM

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that government continued to tackle Polio eradication as a national public health emergency. The prime minister was talking to Director General World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreye, who along with President of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Development Division Dr Christopher…

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