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Only 36 pc Pakistanis getting safe drinking water: WHO

ISLAMABAD: Only 36 percent Pakistani population on average, including 41 percent urban and 32 percent rural is using safe drinking water in the country, a world Health Organization report revealed. Results of the water quality monitoring efforts of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources …

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China disputes Trump claim it produces most US-bound fentanyl

BEIJING (AFP) – Chinese authorities on Friday disputed US President Donald Trump s claim that most of the drug fentanyl, which is blamed for thousands of American deaths, was made in China, reports said days before his visit. Last week, Trump declared the US opioid …

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New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum within three years

Ms Ardern was given a rapturous welcome by Labour Party members on Friday, after she clinched a deal to rule in coalition New Zealand will hold a referendum on legalising the recreational use of cannabis in the next three years, its prime minister-elect has pledged. …

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Parliament House turned pink in support of ‘pin ribbon’

BY TARIQ SHAH ISLAMABAD;  Thousands of precious lives are lost every year from breast cancer just because of mere ignorance. Breast Cancer is the only cancer if diagnosed at early stage chances of survival are more than 90%. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has …

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Kulsoom Nawaz contracts throat cancer

LONDON -UNS : PML-N’s NA-120 by-election candidate Kulsoom Nawaz and wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has contracted throat cancer. According to details, the former First Lady of Pakistan has been diagnosed with throat cancer which is in its initial stage. Kulsoom Nawaz was …

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Human embryos edited to stop disease

By James Gallagher Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations. The US and …

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What is a flexitarian diet?

By Emer Delaney Plant-based diets are increasingly popular, but what are the health benefits of being a flexitarian? We asked a dietitian to give her view… Flexitarianism or ‘casual vegetarianism’ is an increasingly popular, plant-based diet that claims to reduce your carbon footprint and improve …

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Brain cancer can be prevented with olive oil

ISLAMABAD: New research suggests that olive oil may also help to prevent brain cancer. The health benefits of olive oil are wide-ranging; studies have linked the fat to reduced risk of obesity and heart disease, as well as cognitive improvements. Brain cancer is the presence …

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Pakistani mother wins title Masterchef 2017 in UK

LONDON-UNS- – A Pakistan-origin doctor and mother of one made it big by winning BBC’s Masterchef title. She inspired the judges with her “East meets West” menu featuring the traditional food of Pakistan. Saliha Mahmood belongs from Watford. She competed with 64 other aspirant cooks …

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Grammy Awards leaves Los Angeles for New York in 2018

NEW YORK-UNS- Music’s biggest night is heading to New York next year after more than a decade in Los Angeles, the organizers of the annual Grammy Awards said on Tuesday. The 60th Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 28 at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden …

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