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Zika virus passed from Utah patient to caregiver

MIAMI: A elderly man who died of Zika virus in Utah appears to have transmitted the infection to a family contact who was a caregiver, US health officials said on Monday. The second person has since recovered from the infection, which is primarily spread by …

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Health Insurance Scheme to be launched in KP next month

PESHAWAR -UNS : In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a Health Insurance Scheme will be launched next month to provide free medical facilities to poor people. Addressing various functions in Nowshera, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said one point eight million people will benefit from this scheme. …

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Polio cases substantively reduced: Acting President

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday said the total number of polio cases had been substantively reduced in the country and efforts were afoot to completely eradicate this menace. The Acting President stated this in a meeting with a delegation of Rotary International …

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Anti-Narcotics Day today

ISLAMABAD-UNS : World Anti-Narcotics Day will be observed across the country including the provincial capital on Sunday(today) to renew pledge for fighting against narcotics and to raise public awareness about negative effects of drugs. Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Department Punjab has arranged many programmes …

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Too fat, too thin – report finds malnutrition fuels disease worldwide

Rates of obese or overweight people are rising in every region of the world, and in nearly every country, according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report – an annual independent stock take of the state of the world’s nutrition. Malnutrition comes in many forms – …

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KP Govt To Extend Health Insurance Card Scheme To Entire Province

PESHAWAR -UNS : The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to extend health insurance card scheme to the entire province. According to official sources, more than ten million people across the province will benefit from the scheme, for which the government allocated nine billion rupees. Under …

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Health benefits of strawberries

Strawberries are one of the most consumed fruits in the world. It is used in desserts and also devoured due to its exquisite taste and health benefits. 1. Less in calories Strawberries have one of the least amount of calories with only 54 and can …

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Coal power plants termed destructive for human health

BY ABBAS KASSAR HYDERABAD: May16,2016) Environmentalists, human rights campaigners, trade unionists and educationists rejected the idea of government to develop coal-base power plants to meet the need of power shortage in the country. They believed that coal power plants may cause human health destruction and …

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Mexico debates legalizing opium poppy for medicine

MEXICO CITY: Fed up with drug-related violence, a growing number of Mexican politicians see one potential cure: legalizing the cultivation of opium poppies for the production of medicine. The debate has emerged in recent weeks after President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed legislation in April to …

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Fatimid Foundation raily organise a wreness walk on world thelesmia day

BY ABBAS KASSAR HYDERABAD : Thelessmia day is being observed throughout world today 8th May and in this regard a walk and rally was taken out by Fatimid Foundation to create awareness on Thelessmia. The walk and rally were largely attended by the children affected …

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