Health

Anti-dengue drive kicks off in Swat

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: The district health department Monday launched anti-dengue campaign across the district as part of precautionary measures to avert any outbreak of dengue fever in the area that causes huge loss of human lives in past. District Health Officer Dr Ghulam Sanjani who is supervising the field staff and imparting training to them…

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27,000 new TB cases reported

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ranks four among countries with high incident cases of multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis (TB) as estimated 27,000 new cases are reported every year. According to available official data, total TB cases incidence rate per year is 525,000 in Pakistan while the figure of TB cases under treatment is 368,589.  As many as…

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Polio immunization drive in 97 districts from today

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A sub national polio vaccination campaign in selected 97 high risk districts will start from Monday to vaccinate over 20 million children. According to an official of National Emergency Operations Centre for the Polio Program, during this special campaign, frontline polio workers will go door to door to ensure children are vaccinated…

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Polio case detects in Landi Kotal

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: First polio case of 2019 in district Khyber was detected as 12 months old infant baby of Bazaar Zakha Khel area of Landi Kotal was declared polio-positive, health department informed on Thursday. The health official told that 12 months old Umar Hayat s/o Hayat Gul, resident of remote and bordering area…

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Air pollution is affecting lung development in London

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Air pollution is known to contribute to early deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular disease. There is also mounting evidence to show that breathing polluted air increases the risk of dementia. Children are vulnerable, too: exposure to air pollution has been associated with babies being born underweight, as well as poorer cognitive development…

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