Health and health care

Lazy lifestyles can up cancer rate in Asia

Lazy Lifestyles

London: With people in developing nations like India and Pakistan adopting lazy lifestyles of the west, cancer rates are expected to soar by 75 percent worldwide by 2030, experts have warned. Cancer rates could even increase by 90 percent in the Third World in that time, experts add.Many cancers such as breast, prostate and bowel […]

Eating fish powers brain

Eating fish

LONDON: Eating fish, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, boosts blood flow to the brain and improves its performance. New research shows it can also quicken reaction times and reduce levels of tiredness in the brain even after performing tough tasks.British researchers say the findings could be particularly important for the elderly as these […]

Prime Minister directs setting up telemedicine networking in flood-hit areas


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani directed setting up of telemedicine networks in flood hit areas to tackle the challenge of water borne diseases.The Prime Minister chaired 25th meeting of Board of Directors of Universal Service Fund (USF) as Minister of Information Technology at Prime Minister House on Thursday morning.The meeting approved projects of […]

Army provides medical services to denge infected people in Lahore


LAHORE: The doctors and para medical staff of Pakistan Army remained hectically busy throughout the day in provision of blood screening and diagnostic services to a large number of people on the first day of establishment of Army free medical camps for control and eradication of dengue virus in Lahore. According to the consolidated figures […]

President shows serious concern over spread of dengue pandemic


ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has shown grave concern over the spread of Dengue fever in Pakistan and the loss of human lives in this pandemic. The President has directed all the federal government agencies, the provincial governments and other  authorities concerned to take immediate preventive measures to curtail the effects of this fatal disease.

Heart attack waiting to happen’ isn’t always obvious

Heart attack waiting to happen' isn't always obvious

If you’re not overweight, eat pretty well and exercise now and then, you might think you’re in good heart health. But doctors say you don’t have to look like a heart attack waiting to happen to be one.Tom Bare, 54, is a case in point. The high school science teacher was thin, active and ate […]

Nuts-and-soy diet beats low-fat diet: study

Nuts-and-soy diet

People who ate a diet rich in foods that lower cholesterol, such as nuts, soy, avocado, olive oil and oats, saw a bigger drop in cholesterol than people on a low-fat diet, said a US study on Tuesday.After six months of eating a diet that specifically included foods that lower LDL cholesterol, the randomized trial […]

President promulgates new Ordinance for health personnel


ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday singed the Career Structure for Health Personnel (CSHP) Ordinance thereby giving legal sanction to new career structure and incentives to the doctors while retaining their status as public servants.Briefing the media Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the Ordinance addressed the longstanding demand of medical practitioners and […]

New stroke screening test raises hopes, worries


NEW YORK: A new test based on ultrasound scans may be able to spot people at high risk of a stroke, though it is still too early to be excited, researchers said.Nearly 800,000 people suffer strokes each year in the United States alone, with about a sixth of them dying of it and many more […]

Studies show 15 minutes of daily exercise can help


LOS ANGELES: Don’t despair if you can’t fit in the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise. Growing evidence suggests that even half that much can help.It’s still no excuse to slack off. Regular exercise strengthens muscles, reduces the risk of some diseases and promotes mental well-being. The more exercise, the better.But not everyone has the […]

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