Health

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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Five more polio cases surfaced in KP

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The National Emergency Operations Centre for Polio Eradication has said that five more polio cases have been detected in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In a statement on Friday, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Babar Bin Atta said of the five new polio cases, two were surfaced in Bannu, two in…

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Alzheimer’s genes might show effects in your 20s

Monitoring Desk CALIFRONIA: Every college student misplaces keys or forgets an appointment from time to time. Usually it’s no big deal. But a new study warns that when young people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease have memory lapses, it could be an early sign of something serious. That’s the concern raised by a…

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Consistent refusing leads to 5 more polio cases in KP

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Due to consistent refusal of parents/caregivers to vaccinate their children, the circulating polio virus has affected 5 more children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, taking the total count of polio cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 26during 2019 so far. Provincial Government are consistently aiming to aware the community of polio virus and risk it…

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Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes: Research

Monitoring Desk     COLUMBUS: A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The detailed analysis of health records and other data from patients in a private insurance plan in the Midwest provides a real-world picture of how…

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Poor oral health increases liver cancer risk

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Image taken from PixabayPoor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests. Published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, the study investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of…

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