Health

Four more kids die of malnutrition

F.P. Report THARPARKAR: Four children are reported to have died due to malnutrition within last two days in Civil Hospital Mithi. The death toll of children during the ongoing month has climbed to 10. The number of children who have lost their lives during the current year due to malnutrition and other diseases in Mithi…

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Parental refusal cripples five more children

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Due to trend of persistent misconception and parents’ refusal to vaccinate their children caused us the paralysis of five more innocent children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa raising the total count of polio cases so far for 2019 to 31 in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and to 37 in the country respectively. First case…

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Poor eye patients get free consultations, eye surgeries

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “Thousands poor and deserving patients suffering from eye ailments received free consultation, surgeries and lens at the free eye medical and surgical camp held at DHQ civil hospital Zhob”, said In-charge Leprosy and Blindness Control Program Syed Moin-ud-Din Shah while talking to journalists here on Wednesday. Following the two-day camp, he said…

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Sri Lanka: 35 people die from dengue

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Thirty five people died and over 23,000 were infected by the dengue virus across Sri Lanka in the first six months of this year, the Epidemiology Unit said here Monday. Till the end of June, a total of 23,842 dengue cases were reported, with the highest number of cases reported from the…

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2m children can’t reach their full potential in Afghanistan due to undernutrition

Monitoring Desk KABUL/VRYSSEKS: As the Global Nutrition Cluster side event on Afghanistan is underway in Brussels, there is a clarion call for consolidated and sustained efforts to tackle undernutrition. Children in Afghanistan continue to bear the brunt of decades of protracted conflict. In 2019, an estimated 6.3 million people, including 3.8 million children, require some…

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WHO launches plan to improve quality of health products

F.P. Report KARACHI: In recent months regulators across many countries have recalled dozens of medicines to treat high blood pressure because they were found to contain potentially cancer-causing impurities. These medicines (including valsartan, losartan, Irbesartan) are commonly prescribed globally and came from different manufacturers. The impurities were due to changes in the manufacturing process. A…

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