Malnutrition among the ageing population takes a toll

Malnutrition among the ageing population takes a toll

When it comes to health for the ageing population, malnutrition is an often overlooked area. In fact, malnutrition, which includes under-nutrition as well as over-nutrition, is commonly found in the elderly population and must be addressed to promote the well-being of our senior citizens. According to the 2015 National Health...

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PM imran Khan pays a surprise visit to Islamabad’s Polyclinic, expresses satisfaction over health standard

PM imran Khan pays a surprise visit to Islamabad’s Polyclinic, expresses satisfaction over health standard

ISLAMABAD: As vowed earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday, paid a surprise visit to Polyclinic in Islamabad to inspect Pakistan’s health sector. During his visit, Mr. Khan was briefed about medical facilities being provided to the patients in polyclinic by the doctors. PM Imran Khan also inquired about health...

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Punjab: Health Minister Dr Yasmeen appoints influx of medical advisers and distributes 10,000 health insurance cards

Punjab: Health Minister Dr Yasmeen appoints influx of medical advisers and distributes 10,000 health insurance cards

LAHORE: Health Minister Punjab Dr Yasmin Rashid on Thursday said that 2,717 women medical officers have been appointed in Punjab’s various cities, while 3,620 male medical officers will be hired this week. These views were expressed by her, while chairing a high-level meeting, to review development projects and reforms’ process...

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PFA labels 61 branded ghee/oil as ‘unhealthy’

PFA labels 61 branded ghee/oil as ‘unhealthy’

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has declared 61 ghee and cooking oil brands unhealthy for usage and seized 47,233 liters of ghee and cooking oil after a sample collection drive in the market. During the drive, 61 brands of oil and ghee failed to meet the quality standards whereas 118...

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PFA seals 47 ice-cream brands across Pakistan

PFA seals 47 ice-cream brands across Pakistan

Punjab Food Authority (PFA) had previously announced 47 ice cream brands as ‘unfit’ for human consumption. A total of 156 brands were tested in the laboratory. Some of the top brands of the province including Gourmet Ice Cream was also declared unsafe. The claim was made after the results returned from the...

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China detects African swine flu virus in certain animal feed products

China detects African swine flu virus in certain animal feed products

BEIJING: China has detected the African swine fever virus in some protein powders made using pork blood and manufactured by a Tianjin-based company, the General Administration of Customs said in a statement on Tuesday. The raw material for the 73.93 tonnes of contaminated protein products, mainly used in animal feed,...

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Lahoris crave ‘Gajar ka halwa’ as winter grips the city

Lahoris crave ‘Gajar ka halwa’ as winter grips the city

LAHORE: The winds of winter have brought an increase in the demand for gajar ka halwa in the provincial capital. Large crowds can be seen outside dessert shops where citizens indulge in the sweet treat. While some local shops in the city manufacture halwa in filthy conditions, using substandard ingredients, a...

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Healing benefits of sunlight

Healing benefits of sunlight

Not so long ago, verandas, lush lawns, sunroofs or patios were must for any house. They definitely served some real purpose back then. Families used to spend some quality time in verandas or lawns to have meals or tea together. Summer evenings used to be real fun. In the same...

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Facts: Primrose Oil

Facts: Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil (EPO) is made from the seeds of the flowers of a plant native to North America. The plant has traditionally been used to treat bruises, hemorrhoids, digestive problems, and sore throats. The oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid required by the body for skin and...

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Necessary actions are being taken to improve Pakistan’s health sector

Necessary actions are being taken to improve Pakistan’s health sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed that people living in Pakistan will be provided with improved health facilities, media sources reported on Wednesday. He also stressed on the need to remove those practices that have resulted in the decay of health services and hindered the provision of quality healthcare...

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