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Five more kids died in Thar

By Sawan Khaskheli MITHI: Five more kids died of diseases in Civil Hospital Mithi on Thursday. Those died included newborns of Naroo, Ali Nawaz Soomro, Ali Anwer and Wero Kolhi and one-month Maria died in Civil Hospital Mithi raising the death toll to 357 since …

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Wastewater generation in Pakistan is 5.0 million MAF out of which less than 1% are treated?

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – The common people of Pakistan are facing worst problem of pure edible water shortage. The annual wastewater generation in Pakistan is more than 5.0 million acre feet (MAF) out of which hardly less than 1% are treated. The untreated wastewater is …

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Pakistani doctors successfully perform endovascular stent graft implantation

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistani doctors have successfully performed first implantation of the endovascular stent graft for deadly anatomical time bomb called abdominal aortic aneurysm. The procedure, a first of its kind in the country was conducted by a team of Pakistani doctors led by Vascular and …

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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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Art meets history in Belgian homage to legendary art dealer

LIEGE: Legendary French art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who championed names such as Matisse, Picasso and Braque before being forced to flee Paris during the Second World War, is honoured in a new exhibition in Belgium. The exhibition is based on a book written by Rosenberg’s …

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Mah-e-Mir selected as Pakistan’s official submission to 2017 Oscars

  Pakistan’s Academy Selection Committee has shortlisted Mah-e-Mir as the nation’s official submission for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film Award category at the 89th Academy Awards. Although the film failed to flourish at the local box office, it won critical acclaim from not …

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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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Would you eat this $200 hot dog?

Not too long ago, when news of a hot dog being sold by a man in NYC for $30 was circulated, it created quite a stir amongst the foodies for being overpriced. But wait till you hear this – the folks at Hebrew National, a …

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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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