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Two experimental Zika vaccines show promise in monkey studies

WASHINGTON: A pair of experimental vaccines being developed by the US National Institutes of Health protected monkeys against Zika virus infection after two doses, researchers said Thursday. One of the vaccines, known as VRC5288, has already begun early trials in humans to test safety and …

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Internet addiction may up risk of depression, anxiety

ISLAMABAD: Excessive use of Internet may significantly increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, especially among college-going students, a study has found. The findings showed that individuals with Internet addiction had more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life …

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23.9 million adults use tobacco in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Around 23.9 million adults in Pakistan currently use tobacco in any form, out of which six per cent are women. According to a report, 15.6 million people smoke tobacco. Men between the ages of 15-49 are more likely to use tobacco as compared to …

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Scientists think of ways to alter mosquitoes’ ability to carry disease, sparking debate

HONOLULU: Scientific techniques that can wipe out invasive species or alter mosquitoes ability to carry disease are pushing ahead, raising concerns about the ethics of permanently changing the natural world, experts say. This fast-moving field of science — which involves changing the biology of creatures …

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Scorpions dish popular in China

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI BEIJING : Scorpions dish is most favourite and expensive in China. The mostly rich people like scorpions Barb-Q in the huge populated,old and cultural city of China.Beijing is good place for shopping. From the latest fashions to fine arts to more types …

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TransAction Alliance organizes Vigil inside Lady Reading Hospital

RAWALPINDI- UNS – The member of the TransAction Alliance and Civil Society organized a Vigil inside Lady Reading Hospital with the title “Get Well Soon Lady Reading Hospital” to record their protest and raise their concerns on the discrimination of LRH administration with the patients …

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US health officials warn pregnant women on Zika in Florida

CHICAGO/NEW YORK: U.S. health officials on Monday recommended pregnant women avoid traveling to a 1-square-mile (2.6 square km) area of Miami with active Zika virus transmission after the state of Florida identified 10 more cases caused by local mosquitoes. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control …

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Baby girl with extra lower limb born

BY ABBAS KASSAR HYDERABAD- A Baby girl with an extra lower limb was born in Gynecology Unit IV at Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro on 26th July 2016. While visiting the new born baby, the Vice Chancellor LUMHS Prof. Noshad A. Shaikh expressed that the baby is …

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China launches nationwide inspection of vaccines

China health authorities have started a nationwide inspection of vaccinations four months after a scandal broke involving nearly $90 million worth of illegal vaccines that were suspected of being sold in dozens of provinces. Authorities will track purchases as well as the distribution of vaccines …

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International Body Commends Pakistan’s Progress Against Polio

LONDON: The meeting of International Monitoring Board on Polio that concluded on Thursday at London highly appreciated the progress made by Pakistan during last low season and was especially impressed by program capacity to pre empt risks, identify and address gaps on real time basis. …

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