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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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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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