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Thailand’s cave boys to be discharged from hospital on Thursday

Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are recovering well from their ordeal and will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Saturday. The last of the 12-member “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach were brought out of the Tham Luang cave,…

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Five cricketers who have had hair transplants

Many celebrities, politicians and sportsmen across the world have had hair transplants done. Many cricketers have also opted for treatment for their hair loss and made headlines. SAMAA Digital has compiled a list of five famous cricketers who had hair transplants done. Rana Navedul Hasan (Pakistan) The Pakistani medium bowler nearly went bald before getting…

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Precision cancer therapy works in 3/4 of patients: study

NEWS DESK: A precision cancer treatment that targets rare genetic mutations that exist in about 5,000 people in the United States instead of the tumor’s location in the body has shown success in three-quarters of patients, researchers said Wednesday, reported AFP. The medicine, called larotrectinib, is made by Loxo Oncology of Stamford, Connecticut and was…

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Sharjeel Memon to have surgery for slipped disc

KARACHI: Former Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon will undergo surgery for a slipped disc. According to our correspondent, a two-member team of doctors from Karachi’s South City hospital will visit Memon in the jail for his pre-surgery check up, and will fix the date of operation. The Pakistan People’s Party leader has been allowed…

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Raped minor being treated in Lahore

LAHORE: The six-year-old minor who survived sexual assault in Kasur is being provided free of charge treatment at the Institute of Child Health and Children’s Hospital in Lahore, said the facility’s dean, Prof Masood Sadiq. According to Prof Sadiq, six-year-old Kainat Batool was readmitted two days back with an upper respiratory tract problem. He said Kainat…

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Imran Khan offers treatment for Kasur child abuse survivor

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital was ready to provide medical treatment to Kainat Batool. The six-year-old girl is one of the 12 victims who were abducted, subjected to sexual assault and dumped in a heap of trash in Kasur. She is the only survivor. “I am contacting Nadia…

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Brain tumours effectively treated by injecting patients with viruses

NEWS DESK: Aggressive brain tumours have been effectively treated by injecting viruses into patients. The treatment, which involved administering viruses into the bloodstream via a drip, works by stimulating the internal defences of patients to fight their tumours, reported The Independent. “The presence of cancer in the brain dampens the body’s own immune system,” said…

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Parkinson’s disease could be slowed by molecule linked to exercise

The researchers believe that DJ-1 plays a role in preventing the build-up of defective molecules AFP/Getty NEWS DESK: A protein molecule which increases with exercise appears to prevent the advance of Parkinson’s symptoms and may be the key to future treatments, experts say, reported The Independent. Doctors from the Colorado University School of Medicine believe…

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On Diwali, India announces more medical visas for Pakistani patients

NEWS DESK: On the occasion of Diwali, Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that all the Pakistanis who have pending medical visa applications will be granted the required documentation so that they can come to India for treatment. In her tweet, however, she mentioned that the visas will be granted to the truly “deserving” applicants….

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Over 40 still hospitalized after Las Vegas shooting, some critical

LOS ANGELES: Forty-five people remain hospitalized following the mass shooting in Las Vegas nearly two weeks ago and some are in critical condition, the county sheriff said Friday. Meanwhile, the FBI said no evidence has been found so far that the man who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history, 64-year-old Stephen…

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Treatment discovered for previously incurable prostate cancer

NEWS DESK: A targeted form of radiotherapy can cure prostate cancer in men whose disease was previously thought to be incurable, research suggests, reported The Independent. A pioneering study has found that using a specialised type of radiotherapy that is highly targeted can stop the disease in its tracks. Researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)…

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Bad news for Kapil Sharma fans

MUMBAI: Indian comedian Kapil Sharma will not be hosting his hit show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ for a year as he is undergoing an anti-toxification treatment. The comedian was admitted to a hospital after he fell on the sets of his show. Sharma was discharged from the medical facility after recovering from his illness but…

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Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

NEW YORK: A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York’s Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said. Vedoutie Hoobraj, 38, used the name Shivonie Deokaran while perpetrating the scam from about October 2014 through at…

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Bhit Shah: At least 10 injured as bus carrying wedding party overturns

BHIT SHAH: At least 10 people were wounded when a passenger bus carrying a wedding party overturned near Bhit Shah, Samaa reported. According to details, the incident took place as the bus was heading to Sukkur from Karachi. At least 10 people were wounded in the road accident. They were shifted to a nearby hospital…

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Pakistani woman turns to Sushma Swaraj for cancer treatment in India

NEWS DESK: A Pakistani woman suffering from cancer has pleaded Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for help after her medical visa application was rejected by the Indian Embassy. Faiza Tanveer is suffering from a recurrent ameloblastoma, an oral tumour that is aggressive in nature. Eid Mubarak. ईद मुबारक. — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 26,…

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Indian doctor refuses treatment to Kashmiri patient

MUMBAI: An Indian doctor reportedly refused to treat a Kashmiri patient over political reasons. According to a report, Dr. Manoj Tiwari of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh told the patient named Nasreen Malik that the “people of Kashmir pelt stones at their forces and come to India seeking medical treatment”. Nasreen’s son…

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Venom of tiny fish could lead to new pain treatments

WASHINGTON: Tiny fanged fish called blennies, which swim in the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean, are armed with an unusual venom that could inspire new pain medications, British and Australian scientists said this week. The venom of these fearless 1.5-three inch (four-seven centimeter) swimmers — which are popular tropical aquarium fish — numbs would-be…

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Acupuncture may cure baby colic, says criticised study

PARIS: Swedish researchers said Tuesday acupuncture “appears to reduce crying” in babies suffering from colic. But their work was criticised by colleagues in the medical field, with one calling the study methodology “appalling”. A duo from the Lund University’s medicine faculty tested the traditional Chinese needle-piercing remedy in a trial involving nearly 150 babies between…

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Father blasts Sindh rulers after his child denied treatment in hospital

Bashir, a resident of Lyari, got his 45-day-old boy admitted in National Institute of Child Health (NICH) that is Karachi’s largest child care facility. However, the infant, who suffered brain hemorrhage, was denied treatment and was returned to parents. The messiahs said life of the newborn can’t be saved. After Samaa aired the report, NICH…

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PM extends stay in London

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to extend his stay in London for one more week after doctors advised him against travelling, Samaa reported Friday. The PM arrived in London last week for second round of heart treatment. He had blood tests and underwent medical checkup at Royal Hospital. He was then expected to…

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PM likely to return home on Friday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to return home on Friday after a five-day visit to London for his medical checkup, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the PM, in his second round of heart treatment, underwent medical checkup and doctors are satisfied with his medical reports. Also watch: PTI holds anti-Nawaz demo in…

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