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 [...]

Obesity in 30’s increases risk of dementia in later life

Washington,  A new study has found that people who are obese in their early to mid-life face more risk of dementia in their later lives, with the ones in their 30’s facing triple the risk. The researchers used the anonymised data from hospital [...]

Foot amputations are 85% preventable: expert

Karachi : Chairman Pakistan Working Group on Diabetic Foot (PWGDF) Prof Abdul Basit on Thursday said foot amputations are 85 percent preventable through precautionary measures. He informed this while addressing a press conference at Karachi [...]

Poor health delivery system irks patients CHK ward

Karachi : Poor health delivery system and insulting behavior of Gynecology Ward staff of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) with visiting patients has become routine practice. An official of Civil Hospital Karachi who wished not to be named said Gynecology [...]

Poor service irks patients in CHK Gyne ward

Karachi : Poor healthcare delivery system and rude behavior of the staff of Gynecology Ward Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) with visiting patients has become routine in Sindhs largest provincial government tertiary care hospital. An official of [...]

Indian zebrafish provides deeper insight into Alzheimer’s disease

Washington : Zebrafish, which are originally from India, but also a popular aquarium fish, has helped researchers to obtain a deeper insight into the Alzheimer’s disease. The research by scientists at VIB and KU Leuven provided the fundamental [...]

Cancer pill gives new hope for `alopecia` sufferers

London : A pill given to cancer patients, which helped them gain hair within 5 months has given new hope to sufferers of Alopecia, a disease that leads to partial or total hair loss. Lead researcher Dr Raphael Clynes said that though they had [...]

Women’s anxiety level rises in risky circumstances

Washington : A new study has claimed that risky situations tend to fuel ‘anxiety’ in women, which harms their work performance. Susan R. Fisk, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Stanford University, in her mixed methods study, relied [...]

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