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Keto is here to stay as long as people keep talking about it

Professionals believe this diet is more than just a fad

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Saudi Arabia embraces yoga in pivot towards ‘moderation’

Yoga was not officially permitted for decades in Saudi Arabia due to religious reasons

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China culls 38,000 pigs as swine fever spreads

More than 38,000 pigs have been culled across China, state media said Sunday, as the world’s largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever. The disease has been discovered in five Chinese provinces, the official Xinhua news service reported, quoting statistics from the country’s ministry of agriculture. China reported its first…

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Karachi is now the fourth most ‘unlivable’ city in the world

Karachi has slipped in the rankings of the world’s most livable cities and is now at 137th place on the list of 140 cities. According to The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, Karachi’s ranking was based on its stability, culture and environment, healthcare facilities, education facilities and infrastructure. Karachi has been on the list of least livable…

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Everything you need to know about the Congo virus

Punjab’s health and livestock departments want to prevent the Congo virus from spreading this Eid. In fact, they are taking preventative measures and educating people about the virus. What is the Congo virus? Congo virus is a disease spread by ticks. It causes haemorrhagic fevers and has a fatality rate of between 10% and 40%,…

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Doctors in Karachi successfully install breathing pacemaker inside human body

Doctors at a private hospital in Karachi have successfully installed a breathing pacemaker in a paralyzed patient. The patient, Dr Daniyal, was paralyzed when the blood supply to his lungs from his brain was suspended. British and American doctors took part in the five-hour long operation. Dr Daniyal’s father, Dr Zafar Ali, was also on the…

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Diet soft drinks tied to lower odds of colon cancer recurrence

Colon cancer patients who drink one or more servings of artificially-sweetened beverages a day have roughly half the risk of their cancer recurring compared to those who drink few or none of these beverages, a U.S. study suggests

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Not suicidal, but one in four US girls may want to harm themselves

In any given year, roughly one in four girls in U.S. high schools and one in 10 boys try to harm themselves even when they are not attempting suicide, a recent study suggests

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‘Heading the ball’ riskier for female footballers: study

Brain damage from heading a football may be five times more extensive in women than men, said a US study Tuesday based on nearly 100 amateur players

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Singapore’s worst cyberattack steals personal data of 1.5 million

Hackers have infiltrated Singapore’s government health database in the country’s worst breach of personal data, stealing records on 1.5 million patients including the prime minister’s own personal drug prescriptions, the government said on Friday.

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Four people test positive for dengue in Peshawar

Zar Wali, 58, was admitted to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. He tested positive, with dengue larva found in his blood

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Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St…

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Is there plastic in your milk?

Cows in our cities scavenge food from heaps of garbage. There’s plenty of garbage for them, but it is mixed with plastic and countless other toxins. These cows are often milked and that milk is sold to unsuspecting customers.

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Vegetable insulin? Karela juice is good for diabetes

It works as an anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and even an anti-bacterial—if you can stand juicing it. The humble karela, or bitter gourd, is kind of a wonder vegetable, researchers say, confirming what folk medicine has known. Turkish scientists just published a paper in the Journal of Traditional Medicine & Clinical Naturopathy on the benefits of raw…

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Blood test may predict premature birth

US and Danish researchers said Thursday they have developed an inexpensive blood test that may predict with up to 80 percent accuracy whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. While more research is needed before the test is ready for widespread use, experts say it has the potential to reduce fatalities and complications from…

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Sweet tooth? Brain-tinkering study makes sugar taste vile

Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold? Neuroscientists said Wednesday they have discovered how to manipulate the brain to make sweet things off-putting, and bitter ones nice. But only in mice, for now. Mooting promise for an obesity treatment, researchers in the…

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Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes: WHO

While the link between smoking and a range of cancers is well known, the World Health Organization warned Thursday there was too little awareness of tobacco’s impact on the human heart. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Thursday, the UN health agency hailed that smoking had declined significantly since year 2000, but warned…

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