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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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