Climbing Everest sends blood pressure soaring

Washington : A new Mount Everest expedition has helped researchers find the effect of altitude on blood pressure for the first time. The study showed that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to [...]

Dengue fever claims eight lives this year

Karachi,  Provincial Manager, Dengue Prevention and Control Program Sindh, Dr M Shakeel Aamir Mullick, on Wednesday revealed that eight people died of dengue viral fever in 2014 so far. Talking to PPI, Mullick said eight persons died of dengue [...]

Hepatitis vaccination camp starts in FUUAST

KARACHI, Hepatitis Prevention & Control Programme (Chief Minister Initiative) has started screening and vaccination of students of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST) which would be continued till 25 September [...]

Brain area that can be `trained` to improve multitasking skills identified

Washington : Researchers have identified the area of brain that is involved in multitasking and how people can train it to be better at the skill. The findings by the IUGM Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal and the University of [...]

PPMSA starts token hunger strike at CHK

Karachi, The employees of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) under the banner of Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA) Karachi Division on Monday started token hunger strike for indefinite time outside the Accident & Emergency Department [...]

KMC raises fee of all healthcares

KARACHI,  To overcome financial crises, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has increased the fees of outpatient department, surgery, laboratory test, and other medical services of all major hospitals being run by KMC and issued a notification [...]

Radiological rays: Expert calls for safety measures in hospitals

Karachi : Technical staff working in Radiology Departments of major public hospitals in Karachi is likely to contract serious diseases as they are performing their duties without proper safety measures and n equipments necessary to protect them [...]

Typhoid still common disease in developing countries: Expert

KARACHI :  Dr Waqar Shah of Sahar Foundation (Trust) on Friday said typhoid is a deadly bacterial disease which affects over 20 million people worldwide, while around 0.2 to 0.6 million people die of this deadly disease every year and 90 percent [...]

US Ebola Patients Released, Pose ‘No Public Health Threat’

U.S. aid workers Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol have been discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from Ebola and testing clear of the virus, officials said on Thursday. Writebol, 59, was released Tuesday, and [...]

Blocking `chili pepper receptors` may be panacea for pain

Washington,  Scientists have revealed that blocking the receptor that reacts to chili and pepper, could relieve one off pain. Biting into a chili pepper causes a burning spiciness that is irresistible to some, but intolerable to others. Scientists [...]

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