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Lack of medical facilities : Poor woman gives birth to baby in hospital lawn

SHIKARPUR -UNS : A poor woman gave birth to her child in hospital lawn after doctors reportedly refused to admit the pregnant lady in the medical facility at Shikarpur city of Sindh. The incident exposes shameful situation in government-run hospitals of Sindh where pregnant women …

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Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the US National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday. …

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Give peanut to babies early – advice

By James Gallagher Babies should be given peanut early – some at four months old – in order to reduce the risk of allergy, according to new US guidance. Studies have shown the risk of peanut allergy can be cut by more than 80% by …

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PM performs groundbreaking of country’s first nursing university in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday laid foundations of the country’s first nursing university in Islamabad. The state-of-the-art King Hamad University of Nursing and Allied Medical Services is being established with the assistance of the brotherly country Bahrain. Speaking on the occasion, …

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Biting nails can make you sick?

ISLAMABAD-UNS- Nail biting can leave you with more than just unsightly fingernails — it can have long-term consequences on your health, scientists say. Researchers at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center offer five reasons why you should try to kick the habit. Fingernails have …

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SKMCH in Karachi: Imran lays foundation stone

KARACHI -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday performed the groundbreaking of charity-based Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) in Karachi. Talking at a ceremony in Karachi, Imran Khan said that cancer treatment is much expensive for poverty-stricken people as 90 percent …

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Another 100 patients diagnosed with Chikungunya virus in Karachi

KARACHI : Chikungunya virus has continued to affect Karachiites as another 100 people have been diagnosed with the disease in past 24 hours. According to Saudabad Hospital’s Dr Fakhar, the disease should be eliminated by destroying its root. He said Chikungunya is different from dengue but …

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Chikungunya virus cases spark fears of outbreak in Karachi

A mosquito-borne disease has reared its head in Karachi, affecting thousands of people in Malir, Saudabad and Shah Faisal neighborhoods of the city. World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s Chikungunya virus that can become epidemic in the country. Key facts Chikungunya is a viral disease …

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World Disability Day: Goals for future

BY Abid Lashari The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise …

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Various cooking oil, ghee brands declared unfit for consumption

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA), in its crackdown against substandard cooking oils, declared various brands of cooking oil and ghee unsafe and unfit for consumption. The brands were declared substandard due to absences of Vitamin A and rancidity, artificial flavour addition and other acid …

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