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Karachi beware: Taiser Town’s online portal is giving your private information to strangers

There’s a major glitch in the online application portal that puts users at risk

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March 8, 2019


Heatwave risk looms despite unseasonable snowfall

KARACHI: The Met Office says there is still the risk of heatwave in different parts of the country during May despite unseasonable snowfall in northern areas. On Friday, Neelum valley of Azad Kashmir, Kalam valley of Swat, parts of FATA, Chitral, KP and upper Punjab received moderate snowfall in an otherwise warm April. Forecasting expert…

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April 21, 2018


Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ bigger risk than obesity

Paris: People of “normal” weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines. How fat is distributed on a person’s frame determined disease risk as much as how much fat they had overall, according to an investigation of…

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April 21, 2018


Study finds smoking may cause hearing loss

ISLAMABAD: A new study suggests that smoking affects the ability to hear both high and low frequency sounds. For the study, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, researchers included 50,195 people, aged between 20 to 64 years and free of hearing loss. “These results provide strong evidence to support that smoking is a…

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March 15, 2018


Eating yoghurt can reduce risk of heart disease: study

NEWS DESK: Incorporating more yoghurt into your diet has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has claimed, reported The Independent. The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, sought to investigate whether increased consumption of yoghurt could benefit adults with hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. The team…

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February 25, 2018


Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters

NEWS DESK: US scientists believe they have identified a new gene mutation that can raise the risk of ovarian cancer, and is passed from father to daughter, reported BBC. It is inherited through the X-chromosome and is independent of other known susceptibility genes that women can already be tested for. Experts say more studies are…

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February 18, 2018


Heart attack risk rises 6 times in week post-flu: study

NEWS DESK: People who get the flu may face a six-fold higher risk of heart attack in the week following infection, said a study released on Wednesday, that bolsters the need for widespread vaccinations against the flu, reported AFP. The risk of heart attack — or myocardial infarction — is particularly acute in older adults,…

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January 25, 2018


Women who work nights face higher cancer risk: study

NEWS DESK: Women who regularly work the night shift in Europe and North America may face a 19 percent higher risk of cancer than those who work during the day, said a study Monday, reported AFP. These heightened risks were not apparent among female night-shift workers in Australia and Asia, said the meta-analysis in the…

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January 9, 2018


Here’s what you need to know about newly discovered computer chip flaws

NEWS DESK: Researchers from Google, academia and cybersecurity firms discovered two flaws in computer chips that affect nearly all modern computers, reported Reuters. * “Meltdown” is a flaw that affects laptops, desktop computers and internet servers with Intel chips and could let hackers steal data, such as passwords saved in Web browsers. Microsoft Corp, Apple…

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January 4, 2018


Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

FILE PHOTO – The Intel logo is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2017. REUTERS/ Mike Blake FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO: Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips…

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January 4, 2018


Can even moderate drinking increase the risk of cancer?

NEWS DESK: Alcohol may be a social lubricant but WHO and Public Health England say it can cause cancer, reported The Guardian. Last week the alcohol industry was accused of downplaying the link between alcohol and the increased risk of seven cancers: mouth, throat, oesophagus, liver, breast, rectum and colon. A research paper in Drug…

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October 16, 2017


A new sport in town

By Zeresch Gill Who are they? The young and very talented boys Mohammad Uzair 21, Muhammad Huzaifa 19 and Hamza Khan 16 are a part of Ultimate Velocity. These lads are basically indulged in a new kind of sport called Parkour. Parkour is basically a free –running game in which the runner keeps flipping over…

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March 6, 2017


Crippling cold grips quake-hit areas; homeless children at risk

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more cold and dry weather in earthquake affected areas of KP, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan region. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: Cold and dry weather is expected in Chitral, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Swat, Buner, Malakand, Shangla, Batagram and Mansehra districts during Friday and Saturday. However, rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in…

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October 29, 2015


Selfie trend reaches dangerous level

The modern trend of taking selfies is taking dangerous proportions worldwide. Selfies are taken to capture mood swings from happy to sad. Watch this report.

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October 8, 2015


Rich countries could be at risk of worse flooding: study

WASHINGTON: It has long been thought that wealthy countries, bolstered with more money for infrastructure investment, face lower risks of flooding. But new research Thursday found that rich countries face major risks as climate change and human activity render coastal populations increasingly vulnerable to devastating river delta floods. Though wealthy nations have greater resources to…

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August 8, 2015


8,000 HIV patients at risk in Eastern Ukraine: UN envoy

VANCOUVER: Some 8,000 people with HIV in war-torn eastern Ukraine face a critical shortage of medicine and their supply will run out in mid-August unless a blockade is lifted, a UN AIDS envoy has warned. Speaking to AFP ahead of the International AIDS Society (IAS) conference, which opened Sunday, Michel Kazatchkine called on key nations…

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July 20, 2015


Vitamin C intake cuts early death risk

ISLAMABAD: High intake of fruits and vegetables packed with vitamin C will substantially cut the heart attack and early death risk, says a study. The researchers examined 100,000 Danish people's intake of fruit and vegetables as well as their DNA. “We can see that those with the highest intake of fruit and vegetables have a…

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July 8, 2015


Lifestyle factors can halve heart failure risk

WASHINGTON: Older people who walk briskly, are moderately active in their free time, drink moderately, don’t smoke and avoid obesity may be half as likely to develop heart failure as people who don't engage in these healthy habits, a new study suggests. Based on the findings, optimizing a few healthy lifestyle factors can cut heart…

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July 7, 2015


Mushahidullah concerned over melting risk of northern glaciers

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan has expressed serious concern over recent scientific finding of international climate scientists and glaciologists that Pakistan's glaciers in northern mountainous region are at risk of melting at an increased pace because of global warming. “If melting of glaciers in the country's north, which are vital to sustainability…

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July 5, 2015


Spain warns of risk to elderly as it bakes in heatwave

MADRID: Spain remained locked in a heat wave on Tuesday with most of the country on high alert for forest fires and the elderly urged to take extra care. Spain's national weather office put 40 of the nation's 50 provinces on either “yellow” or “orange” alert due to the scorching temperatures which are forecast to…

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June 30, 2015


'Billions' of records at risk from mobile app data flaw

SINGAPORE: Security researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way thousands of popular mobile applications store data online, leaving users' personal information, including passwords, addresses, door codes and location data, vulnerable to hackers. The team of German researchers found 56 million items of unprotected data in the applications it studied in detail, which included games,…

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June 17, 2015

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