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Newly donated blood better for heart surgery: study

ISLAMABAD :Heart surgery patients receiving newly donated blood have significantly fewer post-operative complications than those who received blood donated more than two weeks before their surgery, found a research. The study examined records at the New Brunswick Heart Centre (NBHC) in Saint John, Canada for heart surgeries performed over the past nine years on patients…

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This woman died from bowel cancer after doctor told her she was “too young” to have it

NEWS DESK: The mother of a 32-year-old woman who died of liver and bowel cancer has spoken out about the devastating effect the disease had on her, reported The Independent. Nicole Yarran, from Western Australia, was diagnosed with terminal forms of both cancers after being given a routine scan while pregnant with her third child….

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Women are naturally fitter than men: study

NEWS DESK: Young women could be aerobically fitter than young men, a new study has claimed, reported The Independent. While previous research has mostly indicated that men supersede women on the fitness front, researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have found that women are able to draw oxygen from the blood at a…

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World Heart Day 2017–Important facts related to the organ

On the occasion of the World Heart Day 2017 it is imperative that each and every one of us takes a minute to consider whether or not we are taking ample care of our heart.  Arguably the most important organ of the human body, the heart pumps blood which is used by cells and organs….

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Facebook may make blood donations quite easy and effective

As part of an initiative in India for the country’s  National Blood Donation Day on October 1, Facebook is currently working on a post that would make signing up for blood donations quite easy.  If the experiment goes well in India, blood donations across the world (or in certain countries) could become quite hassle-free. In the…

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‘No policies in place for implementation of proper menstrual hygiene management conditions in Pakistan’

NEWS DESK: Despite the fact that half of the country’s population bleeds every month, there are no policies in place to support the creation and implementation of proper menstrual hygiene management conditions, said a press release issued by the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group on Wednesday. MHM Working Group is a coalition of humanitarian…

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Bombay blood group is rarest

An ailing woman of Thar being treated at Karachi hospital requires a rare blood group—Bombay blood group. Watch Saba Sultan’s report about the rare type of blood.

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Trump refuses to apologize for 'blood' remark

NEW YORK: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday refused to apologize for a crude attack on a female Fox News journalist that sparked widespread outrage, insisting he was misunderstood. The brash billionaire — who is leading a packed Republican field of White House hopefuls — found himself at the center of controversy after seeming…

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Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

KUALA LUMPUR: Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organizations said on Sunday, after a leak of thousands of blood test results from 2001-2012 threw global athletics into chaos. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper and Germany's ARD/WDR broadcaster said they had obtained the secret data…

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Dracula wants your blood…for Transylvania music gig

BUCHAREST: A fanged Dracula with a blood bag hooked up to his arm is offering an unusual deal for tickets to a Romania music festival: Pay with blood. “We have a bloody problem”, “Don't suck, donate” and “Not only vampires need blood”, say campaign flyers encouraging blood giving for tickets. The Untold Festival has teamed…

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Onion extract lowers high blood sugar, cholesterol

ISLAMABAD: Combined with the antidiabetic drug metformin, an onion extract can help lower high blood glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol levels among diabetics, says a study. The onion extract used for the experiment in rats was a crude preparation from onion bulb, Medical Xpress reported. “We need to investigate the mechanism by which onion brought…

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Safoora carnage: Investigators recover arms, vehicles, blood soaked clothes

KARACHI: Security agencies investigating this month’s bus attack in Karachi claimed to have recovered vehicles and weapons used in the massacre of 45 Ismaili community members, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, two motorbikes, a car, blood-soaked clothes and weapons have been recovered from four suspected attackers who have been arrested by security forces. One…

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Ebola found in man's eye months after it left blood

WASHINGTON: The Ebola virus has been detected for the first time in an eye of a patient months after it vanished from his blood, researchers said. Dr. Ian Crozier, an American doctor, was diagnosed with Ebola in September 2014 while working in Sierra Leone with the World Health Organization. He was sent back to the United…

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Blood biomarkers found for chronic fatigue syndrome

WASHINGTON: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease with distinct stages that can be identified through biomarkers in the blood, researchers said Friday, offering hope that earlier diagnosis may improve treatment. Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health said their findings represent “the first robust physical evidence” that the syndrome is “a biological illness…

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Blood biomarkers found for chronic fatigue syndrome

WASHINGTON: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease with distinct stages that can be identified through biomarkers in the blood, researchers said, offering hope that earlier diagnosis may improve treatment. Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health said their findings represent “the first robust physical evidence” that the syndrome is “a biological illness as…

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China's 'blood famine' drives patients to the black market

SHANGHAI: China's rising demand for healthcare is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood. With hospital blood supplies tight, desperate patients are turning to agents known as “blood heads”, who sell certificates that give patients access to state blood banks, creating a black market at the heart of the healthcare system. “To us…

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APML alleges Zardari politics soaked in BB blood

KARACHI: In a counterstrike against Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) latest assault on former military ruler Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, his party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Sunday night said the majority party of the province was itself doing enough to destabilize the Sindh government, Samaa reported. The reaction came on the heels of a statement by Co-chairman PPP…

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Blood of martyrs will not go in vain: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed his strong resolve to go after terrorists in every nook and corner of the country. Chairing a meeting of top civil and military officials on Tuesday, Prime Minister Sharif said that blood of martyrs would not go in vain against terrorism. The prime minister said that terrorist…

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Committee to investigate HIV blood transfusion

LAHORE: A four-member committee has been formed to investigate issue of Thalassaemia affected children who were infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood transfusions. The committee will be headed by Professor Mehfooz-ur-Rehman and it would investigate the issue. Ten Pakistani children have been infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood transfusions, officials said Thursday, in…

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Unscreened blood infects 15 minors with HIV Aids

LAHORE: In what could likely turn out to be one of the most shocking healthcare scandals to date, at least 15 minors suffering from thalassemia, an genetic disorder that requires frequent blood transfusions for the patient to live, were tested HIV-Positive, Samaa reported. There’s consensus among experts that transfusion of unscreened blood is the most…

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Let there be no blood-&-fire-bath in Islamabad: Altaf

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s London-based supremo, Altaf Hussain, has urged both the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif led government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to avoid a violent collision on November 30 in Islamabad, Samaa reported. “‘It my earnest appeal to the protestors to remain calm and the government to exercise restraint during Sunday's PTI rally in…

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