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Desk jobs may double bowel cancer risk

NEW YORK: The chances of getting bowel cancer doubles when someone has a desk job for 10 years, according to a study. Current working patterns are highlighted by these findings throwing light into people who work at a desk for hours together. The chances of …

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World’s oldest man dies in Montana at 114

By MATT VOLZ GREAT FALLS, Mont:Walter Breuning’s earliest memories stretched back 111 years, before home entertainment came with a twist of the radio dial. They were of his grandfather’s tales of killing Southerners in the Civil War. Breuning was 3 and horrified: “I thought that …

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Type 2 diabetes ‘cut’ after weight-loss surgery

The UK’s first large-scale study on the impact of weight-loss surgery has reported a large reduction in type 2 diabetes and other health problems. A year after surgery, the cases of type 2 diabetes fell by 50%, and on average patients lost nearly 60% of …

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Drinking over recommended limit ‘raises cancer risk’

Drinking more than a pint of beer a day can substantially increase the risk of some cancers, research suggests. The Europe-wide study of 363,988 people reported in the British Medical Journal found one in 10 of all cancers in men and one in 33 in …

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Pakistan to start transplant surgery

Transplant surgery will be started in the country after the legislation in the National Assembly. Lahore General Hospital Principal Professor Tariq Salahuddin chaired a meeting in which senior professors and surgeons of Sheikh Zayed Hospital and Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) participated. It was decided …

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Health benefits of walnuts

WASHINGTON: Walnuts are the no. 1 nut for heart health, said the US research that was presented at the American Chemical Society annual meeting. That is because walnuts were found to have more antioxidants — and better-quality antioxidants — than other popular nuts tested, the …

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One child dies every minute in Pakistan

WTP REPORT In Pakistan the situation of child health is pathetic and serious efforts are needed by the government and civil society to save lives of hundreds of thousands of kids, who die every year from preventable diseases. The grim picture of child health situation …

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30 Suspected HIV cases detected in Pakistan during 2010

WTP REPORT ISLAMABAD: Thirty cases of suspected Human Immunodeficiency Virus and six cases of Probable Poliomyelitis were reported in four districts during December 2010, according to FAFEN monthly Health Scan a report based on the compilation of data of the cases of a selection of …

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NA Speaker pledges support for campaign foe creating awareness about breast cancer

BY STAFF REPORTER Islamabad: Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly has pledged her all-out support for Campaign for creating awareness about Breast Cancer. She said that illiteracy, misconceptions and social stigmas; lack of medical and infrastructure facilities were the major challenges hurdles in combating this …

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Sugary soft drinks linked to high blood pressure

Drinking too many sugary beverages appears to raise the risk of high blood pressure, experts are warning. Findings suggest blood pressure goes up incrementally for every extra can of sugary drink consumed per day. Drinking more than 355ml a day of sugar-sweetened fruit juice or …

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