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The fast growing population of elderly people in the country is increasing the incidence of Alzheimer’s alarmingly with around two million Pakistanis suffer from the preventable condition and their numbers are mounting, warned health experts… Read More »Two M Pakistanis suffer from Alzheimer’s disease
Burning the midnight oil may well burn out your brain. The brain cells that destroy and digest worn-out cells and debris go into overdrive in mice that are chronically sleep-deprived. In the short term, this… Read More »Your brain can eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation
LAHORE: A majority of samples of drinking water being supplied by the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) to the Lahorites showed E-coli bacteria, suspended particles, arsenic and other such contamination in it. According to experts,… Read More »Lahoris being supplied contaminated drinking water
Asma Ali Zain
The advice also applies to frequent travellers who can get the vaccine even before they travel, according to a health ministry official.
Expatriates travelling to Pakistan from the UAE and planning to stay there for more than four weeks should be vaccinated against polio at least four weeks prior to travel, the UAE Ministry of Health has recommended as per the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) temporary requirements.Read More »Going to Pakistan? Check your polio shot status
Honey could be one sweet solution to the serious ever growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, says a research.
Medical professionals sometimes use honey successfully as a topical dressing but it could play a larger role in fighting infections, reported health news.
The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance.
That is it uses a combination of weapons including hydrogen peroxide, acidity, osmotic effect, high sugar concentration – all of which actively kill bacterial cells.Read More »Honey is a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance
A research reveals the consumption of mangoes may potentially have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and reduce cancer risk. The study led by Oklahoma State University’s Nutritional Sciences Associate Professor Edralin Lucas examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects. “Mango contains many nutrients and other bioactive compounds that can provide various health benefits aside from what we investigated,” Lucas said. “It is high in fibre, vitamins A and C, as well as other minerals. In addition to the positive effects on body fat, blood lipids and glucose, it is not associated with serious side-effects such as negative effects on bone that Read More »Eating mangoes may lower blood sugar, cancer risk
The juicy red Strawberries are beautiful gift of spring. These are delicious, delicate, and perished quickly. Strawberries, also called as garden strawberries are member of the rose family and have more than six hundred varieties. Firstly, the garden strawberries were cultivated in France, in 1750 previously the wildly grown species were main source of this fruit. In the ancient times, they were known to be used as medicine. They are amongst one of the best anti oxidants of the world.Read More »Strawberries
By Shireen Campwala
It is quite hectic to evaluate, explain and understand the delicate situation about packaged milk in Pakistan as there are many dangerous and poisonous substances and other harmful detergents being mixed in the packaged milk in Pakistan, Canada, USA and other European countries.
Justice Mian Saquib Nasir of the Lahore High Court expressed his serious concern about the packaged milk in our country. On Wednesday June 17, 2010 he had given information about the harmful substances mixed in the packaged milk, which is easily available in our country in local shops and stores. The information was given by Pakistan Standards And Quality Control Authority’s (PSQCA) chairman.Read More »The pitfalls of packaged milk in Pakistan
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades. The agency approved… Read More »FDA approves 1st new tuberculosis drug in 40 years