World Hepatitis Day on July 28

KARACHI : The World Hepatitis Day is being observed on 28 July 2014. WHO and partners urge policy-makers, health workers and the public to “think again” about this silent killer.Viral hepatitis  a group of infectious diseases known [...]

How malaria parasites resist drugs revealed

Washington : A study has revealed the answer to how malaria parasite becomes resistance to the antimalarial drug in clinical trials, which makes the drugs less effective. Audrey R. Odom, senior author of the study by Washington University School [...]

`Background TV` may affect kids` health: Study

Washington : A recent study has revealed that television programmes running in the back ground have a negative impact on the children, during their play and learn phase. University of Iowa researchers found that background television could divert [...]

Study claims skin lesions which itch and pain may be cancerous

Washington : A study has revealed that itch and pain might be signs of skin cancer, with itching accompanying 36.9 percent and pain accompanying 28.2 percent of cancerous skin sores. The study, led by Temple University School of Medicine’s [...]

Here’s how Popeye will fuel tomorrow’s world with spinach!

Washington : Scientists have revealed that spinach could hold a key to convert sunlight into efficient, alternative fuel source. Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in [...]

Special secy health transferred

Karachi : Provincial government has transferred Special Secretary Health (Admin) Dr Mansoor in Higher Education Commission Sindh on secretary post. The provincial government also issued notification.  Dr Mansoor also took the charge as secretary [...]

Hepatitis vaccination in phases after Eid

Karachi, Hepatitis Prevention & Control Programme (Chief Minister Initiatives) administration has planned to launch hepatitis vaccination and awareness sessions across the Sindh province in phases after Eid-ul-Fitr. Talking to PPI, Provincial [...]

Parents don’t realize health consequences of kids being overweight

Washington : A study revealed that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity that would help their child reach a healthy [...]

How probiotics help to improve BP revealed

Washington : A new study has revealed that eating probiotics regularly might help improve blood pressure. Probiotics are live microorganisms (naturally occurring bacteria in the gut) thought to have beneficial effects; common sources are yogurt [...]

`Right` fat can keep your heart healthy

Washington : a new study claims that though excess of fat is not good for your heart, the right type of fat will help keeping it healthy. Unsaturated dietary fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), are known to protect against cardiovascular [...]

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