Daily Archives: February 1, 2009


Democracy- By Dr Farrukh Saleem

Democracy is about elections. We had elections 11 months ago. Democracy is about universal suffrage (right to vote to all adult citizens). We have universal suffrage. Democracy is about majority rule. We have that too. What we now need to do is to hold our democracy accountable; accountable for its […]


Living near busy street ups problems

The closer people live to a main road, the more likely they are to suffer from respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness and wheezing. While outdoor air pollution especially tiny particles that can be breathed deep into the lungs is known to be hazardous to people’s health, to date no research […]


Fish has health benefits and a few risks

Online, 30th January, 2009 Adding fish to your diet can help get you in the swim of things when it comes to better cardiovascular health, but experts at the Mayo Clinic also warn there are some contaminants — most notably mercury — to watch out for in fish, as well. […]


Zinc shortage linked to esophageal cancer

People with low levels of zinc in their tissues may be at increased risk for developing cancer of the esophagus, according to research reported in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In the study, investigators determined zinc levels in esophageal biopsy samples obtained from 132 residents of Linzhou, China […]