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  • Biogen resurrects Alzheimer's drug; shares jump 37%
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    Biogen Inc (BIIB.O) on Tuesday made a surprising reversal on its Alzheimer’s treatment with plans now to seek U.S. regulatory approval, after data from more patients in two discontinued studies showed that the drug improved cognition at high doses. The drugmaker’s shares soared 37% in premarket trade, erasing most of their... Read more »
  • Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, after all
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    Cutting back on red meat is standard medical advice to prevent cancer and heart disease — but a review of dozens of studies has concluded that the potential risk is low and evidence uncertain. In new guidelines published on Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a panel of researchers from... Read more »
  • DRAP registration board has decided to curb the production of a cough syrup
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    The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) registration board has decided to curb the production of a cough syrup named ‘Tyno’ with Levomethorphan used as an ingredient. The board has directed all pharmaceutical companies manufacturing cough syrups using Levomethorphan to arrange for facilities to check mixing of ingredients injurious to health.... Read more »
  • onion and Garlic can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer
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    New research examines the consumption of onion and garlic among women in Puerto Rico and suggests that the vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating more onions and garlic could keep breast cancer away. Onions and garlic are part of the allium genus, along with leeks, chives, and... Read more »
  • Easy way to overcome overeating
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    Eating too much food can lead to weight gain and put you at risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Food is something no one can live without. For many not living in poverty, eating has become more of a pleasure than a necessity over the past few decades.... Read more »
  • US to ban flavored vaping products as lung disease cases surge
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    Donald Trump´s administration on Wednesday announced it would soon ban flavored vaping products, amid a growing outbreak of severe lung disease linked to e-cigarette use that has claimed six lives. Addressing reporters at the White House, the US president said he and First Lady Melania Trump were worried as parents about... Read more »
  • Dengue cases on rise in Federal Capital
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    The government has failed to curb the dengue virus in the federal capital as 53 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals of Islamabad on Wednesday, reported. According to details, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Polyclinic hospitals received 31 and 22 dengue cases respectively. Meanwhile, 32 dengue patients... Read more »
  • Deal with your depression, Don't stay silent. #TalkAboutIt
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    According to the Pakistan Medical Association, 44% of the Pakistani population suffers from depression. This is in stark comparison to the 20% of the global population which suffers from the disease. The Pakistan Medical Association also revealed that people settled in urban centers are prone to have more depressive episodes as... Read more »
  • Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer
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    Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist researchers said on Tuesday. Of an estimated 55 million deaths in the world in 2017, the researchers said around 17·7 million... Read more »
  • Government is outsourcing six health facilities in tribal districts
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    The government is outsourcing six health facilities in tribal districts to non-governmental organisations under the public-private partnership programme. “A proposal has been submitted to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Foundation, which is likely to float tenders after completion of the necessary formalities and invite NGOs with expertise in healthcare provision under the public-private... Read more »
  • Anti-polio campaign begins in KP, Balochistan
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    A three-day anti-polio campaign begins in twenty-seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan today. According to Provincial Health Department, more than four million children below the age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign. Meanwhile, anti-polio vaccination drive also begins in Quetta and Pishin districts of Balochistan today. According... Read more »
  • 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 »