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  • Govt approves establishment of Hepatology, Breast Cancer Institute in Peshawar
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    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved establishment of a Hepatology and Breast Cancer Institute in Peshawar. According to details, the institute will be established at a cost of six-hundred million rupees. Special Assistant to Chief Minister Kamran Bangash has welcomed this initiative and termed it a milestone for the provincial capital.Earlier in July,... Read more »
  • PM Imran reviews polio situation in country
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    A high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan is in progress in Islamabad to discuss the polio situation in the country. The meeting is being briefed about the steps taken by the provinces to eradicate the polio virus. The meeting is being attended amongest others by Special Assistant on National... Read more »
  • Sheesha more toxic than smoking tobacco
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    While the popularity of sheesha (tobacco pipe) has increased in recent years, researchers said it may be more dangerous than other forms of smoking tobacco. Using a custom-built testing device, the researchers analysed emissions during a typical sheesha session and found that one draw from a pipe contained as many noxious... Read more »
  • Surgeons remove 36 magnetic balls from toddler's stomach
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    A toddler in China who was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain, high fever and a history of vomiting was revealed to have ingested 36 magnetic balls, which had attached to each other while in her digestive tract and caused two holes in her intestine. The 1-year-old girl, who... Read more »
  • Be aware! Fairness creams that can give you skin cancer
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    Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said that they will initiate a crackdown on whitening creams that contain more than 1 per cent mercury after December 31. This discovery was made when the ministry checked 59 samples and found 56 of them contained way more than 1pc mercury.Speaking at a... Read more »
  • Heart problems participating in cognitive decline
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    Adults with clogged arteries carrying blood to the heart may be more prone to cognitive decline than their counterparts without such cardiac problems, a study suggests. This was true whether patients had suffered a heart attack or they had angina, which is the term for chest pains caused by reduced blood... Read more »
  • Not every apple keeps doctor away
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    We eat millions of apples every year and they are a staple part of a healthy diet. Yet a single apple carries about 100 million bacteria - and most microbes are inside the apple so it won't matter how much you wash them. The good news is that they are healthy... Read more »
  • Unclog Arteries Without Medication and Reduce Cholesterol Fast
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    Arteries carry blood and oxygen to different parts of the body from head all the way down to toes. Healthy arteries to carry that blood and oxygen throughout the body. However, many people develop clogged arteries. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds, someone... Read more »
  • Medical mystery Baby born without skin in Texas
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    The boy was born with much of his skin missing from his neck down but he's healing with the help of special skin grafts. At less than 8 months old, Ja’bari Gray has spent his entire life so far in the neonatal intensive care unit of a hospital after being born... Read more »
  • Britain tells Canada and France to pull their weight on Ebola
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    Britain’s international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Stewart, who visited the Ebola zone earlier this month, told a U.N. meeting that Britain had donated $45 million towards a previous Ebola outbreak... Read more »
  • Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer
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    People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday. The findings of a large study in France do suggest, however, that limiting intake of sugar-sweetened drinks may help to cut the number... Read more »
  • Grapefruit juice risky for patients with long QT syndrome: research
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    Grapefruit juice prolongs the QT interval and may impose risks for patients with congenital long QT syndrome, recent research carried out by leading medical investigators suggests. The research was published in HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society. The QT interval is the time it... Read more »