150,000 people die from organ failure every year in Pakistan, Adib Rizvi

Karachi,  Director Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Prof Adib Rizvi on Wednesday highlighted the magnitude of end stage organ failure in Pakistan where around 150,000 people dies of end stage failure of kidneys, liver, [...]

France deplores attack on Mir

  KARACHI, France has condemned the attempted assassination on April 19 in Karachi of Hamid Mir, a journalist for “Geo News in Pakistan. It wishes him a speedy recovery and assures him of its sympathy, said Spokesperson of French [...]

Two-dose immunization of measles vaccine give lifelong protection

KARACHI, Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. In 1980, before widespread vaccination, measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year. According to WHO, it remains one of the leading causes of death among [...]

Edible Chinese flowers might reduce cardiovascular disease, cancer risks

Washington,  A new study has revealed that common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxidant capacity, which can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. The researchers have found that common [...]

What leads to muscle weakness in long-time alcoholics

Washington, Muscle weakness is a common symptom of both long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease, and now researchers have found a common link – mitochondria that are unable to self-repair. The link to self-repair provides [...]

Colon cancer linked to dietary fats

Washington,  New genetic evidence could strengthen the link between the role of dietary fats with colon cancer progression. The study, led by Arizona State University researcher and physician Dr. Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., has identified [...]

Single currency notes infested with over 3,000 types of bacteria

Washington,  Researchers at New York University’s Dirty Money Project found that currency is a medium of exchange for hundreds of different kinds of bacteria, as bank notes are passed on from hand to hand. By analyzing genetic material on [...]

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory virus

Washington,A new study has found that ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. In a recent issue of Nutrients and an upcoming publication [...]

New groundbreaking technique may help cure diseases by `editing` DNA

Washington, Researchers have for the first time cured a genetic disease in animals by editing their DNA. In the latest study, scientists at (MIT) used Crispr – a tech that allows researchers to make almost any DNA change at precisely defined [...]

Now, smart pill bottle that help you take your meds on time

Washington,A New York-based company has created a smart pill bottle that has a built-in cell phone technology, which alerts you to take your medication on time. Josh Stein, CEO and co-founder of AdhereTech, the company behind the bottle, said [...]

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