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Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol abuse also makes people more susceptible to infectious diseases

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September 24, 2018


Meet two patients on Shah Yaqeeq shrine

There is shrine in Sindh famous for treatment of incurable diseases.  The Shah Yaqeeq shrine is located in Sujawal district near Thatta, Sindh. The shrine belongs to sufi saint Syed Asghar Ali Shah Bukhari, who is known as Shah Yaqeeq Baba. The saint is widely known Roohani Surgeon because of the miraculous healing of diseases…

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April 12, 2018


Only 36 percent Pakistanis getting safe drinking water: WHO report

ISLAMABAD: Only 36 percent Pakistani population on average, including 41 percent urban and 32 percent rural is using safe drinking water in the country, a world Health Organization report revealed. Results of the water quality monitoring efforts of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) indicate that 69 to 85 percent collected samples of…

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November 6, 2017


Beware! Diseases your microwave is causing

Microwave ovens are one of the most common kitchen appliances that are found in every Indian kitchen. The appliance causes immense convenience in terms of cooking and re-heating already cooked food and that’s why people from most economic backgrounds tend to install it in their kitchens. From boiling water and heating milk to cooking fast…

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October 28, 2017


Islamabad ready to counter mosquito attacks

During the spell of monsoonal rains, the mosquito-borne diseases may be triggered. The residents of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are fully geared up to cope with the menace. Watch Shehzad Ali’s report as to how people are preparing against dengue and other diseases.

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July 19, 2017


G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance

Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018.

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May 21, 2017


Lemon slice in drinks may cause infectious diseases: Study

ISLAMABAD: The health experts in a recent study have found dangerous aspects of using lemon slices in daily drinks and warned its stoppage as it can cause serious health issue.      According to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers swabbed lemon slices that were put into their drinks at 21 different…

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August 27, 2016


Treatment by quacks causing kidney failure: Experts

LAHORE: Medical Superintendent Mayo Hospital Dr Amjad Shehzad said that people should control blood pressure and diabetes to avoid kidney diseases while treatment by quacks and unqualified hakims was causing kidney failure. He said that doctors were serving the patients despite limited resources. He said that in spite of heavy rush of patients, services of…

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March 11, 2016


Salt on shrines

Salt enlivens the taste of food. But, this salt is kept at shrines where it is taken by the visitors with a belief that it does away with the diseases. Abid Ali reports from Islamabad.

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February 5, 2016


Monsoon may cause eye-related diseases

ISLAMABAD: Health experts have urged people to not to ignore symptoms like redness, swelling or burning sensation in the eyes and consult an ophthalmologist immediately as it could be a conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer or stye that are quite common during monsoon. “People enjoy the monsoon season but they are not aware that even direct contact…

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July 22, 2015


Urine test unfolds a lot about potential diseases

LONDON: Scientists have identified chemical markers in urine that are linked to body mass, offering clues about why people who are obese are more likely to develop illnesses such as cancer, stroke, diabetes and heart disease. The findings may also help researchers identify people who have a so-called “metabolic signature” for obesity but are not…

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April 29, 2015


Fountain water heals skin diseases

People visiting Islamabad's Gagal Fountain say that water of the fountain is good to heal skin diseases. Watch this report by Isma Razzaq.

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April 15, 2015


Thousands fall ill as PTI, PAT sit-ins continue

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of people, including security guards, policemen and sit-inners of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), have so far been shifted to hospitals after suffering from different diseases during the last twelve days. According to reports, as many as 7,500 people were shifted to Islamabad's Poly Clinic on complaints of gastro, diarrhea,…

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August 26, 2014


Lax antibiotic control raises fears of fatal diseases

NEW DELHI, July 24, 2014 (AFP) – An Indian pharmacist swiftly pulls white boxes of powerful antibiotics from neatly stacked shelves behind him, and hands them over the counter without asking for a doctor's prescription. Faronem and Linospan, drugs used to fight acute bacterial infections such as severe pneumonia and bronchitis, are supposed to be…

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July 24, 2014


Diabetes, hypertension, obesity causes of kidney diseases

ISLAMABAD: A high incidence of lifestyle diseases in the UAE is the main cause of kidney diseases, a medical expert has opined. Diseases like diabetes, hypertension and obesity have long been identified as the main causes of kidney diseases, said Prof Dr Mona Al Rukhaimi, president of Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society (Eman). Chronic kidney…

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April 14, 2014


Skin diseases in Badin

Suleman Mandhro reports from Badin about the people who are suffering from a skin disease.

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July 8, 2013


Karachi tops list with most ENT diseases

Faryal Arif reports from karachi that has the highest rate of ear-nose-throat disease cases mainly based on the excessive use of tobacco and smoking.

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May 30, 2013


Viral diseases on rise amid hot weather

Faryal Arif reports from Karachi about the surge of viral diseases amid the rising mercury in the metropolis. And, a manifest spur is provided by the unhygienic cold drinks being sold every here and there in the city.

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May 14, 2013


Novartis drug helps patients with rare inflammatory diseases

ZURICH: Novartis' Ilaris helps reduce patients' symptoms and the frequency of attacks in two rare inflammatory diseases, mid-stage studies showed, as the Swiss drugmaker looks to expand the use of the medicine.Results of two separate studies on Sunday in patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) and TRAPS – rare genetic diseases which can cause fever,…

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November 11, 2012


Veterinary doctors suggest vaccination to prevent diseases

Staff Report KARACHI: Veterinary doctors have warned bird owners to get their birds and poultry vaccinated as the Newcastle disease is being spread, SAMAA reported Wednesday. Director of the Sindh Poultry Vaccine Center, Dr Nazir said that the disease can be fatal if the birds are not vaccinated. He said that the poultry industry is…

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August 1, 2012


Diseases rampant in cities

Rabia Razzaq discusses a report which says people living in urban areas are easy targets of diseases including depression, obesity and cancer.

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November 23, 2011

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