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Fish, olive oil help against skin cancer

BERLIN: It’s well documented that following a Mediterranean diet can have health benefits. The ingredients in Mediterranean recipes are full of heart-healthy nutrients. But new research now also links Mediterranean food with the prevention of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Because …

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Largest food court in Egypt

CAIRO: The Tivoli Dome, Cairo, Egypt, was given a Guinness World Records title for the Largest Food Court in the world. The adjudication ceremony was held on the night of the 26th of November at 8:00 pm in Tivoli Dome, which is located at 70 …

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‘Fruits unable to protect from cancer’

LONDON: Eating fresh fruit and vegetables will not protect you from cancer as they have little effect, a study finds. Official guidelines recommend at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day in order to be healthy but new research has found that this …

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NIH confirms five new polio cases

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Health (NIH) has confirmed that five new cases of polio have surfaced in Pakistan. Out of these cases, four are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one from Sindh. In Sindh, polio has been detected in a three-year-old girl from Ghotki. As …

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World AIDS Day being observed today

World AIDS Day is being observed worldwide to raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Like other parts of the world, the day is also being observed in Pakistan. The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day “Universal Access and Human Rights” is extremely important …

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Second-hand smoke kills 600,000 a year: WHO study

NEW YORK: Around one in a hundred deaths worldwide is due to passive smoking, which kills an estimated 600,000 people a year, World Health Organization (WHO) researchers said. In the first study to assess the global impact of second-hand smoke, WHO experts found that children …

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New AIDS cases fall by one fifth in a decade: UN

GENEVA: The number of new cases of HIV/AIDS has dropped by about one-fifth over the past decade but millions of people are still missing out on major progress in prevention and treatment, the UN said on Tuesday. In 2009, 2.6 million people contracted the HIV …

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