‘Superbug typhoid’ goes viral in Karachi because of contaminated water

‘Superbug typhoid’ goes viral in Karachi because of contaminated water

KARACHI: The epidemic of drug-resistant ‘superbug’ typhoid is now spreading in parts of Karachi because of contaminated water, Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho told the Sindh Assembly. While responding to queries of lawmakers in the provincial legislature, the minister said as many as 116,000 children aged six months to...

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Sargodha family refuses polio drops, locks workers in a room

Sargodha family refuses polio drops, locks workers in a room

SARGODHA: A polio team was attacked and locked in a room by a family who refused to have polio drops administered to their children in Sargodha on Thursday. According to police, a team of polio workers was administering polio drops in Sargodha’s Kot Raja area when a man named Shamsher...

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Why taking natural juices is not so good for your health (and how to make them healthier)

Why taking natural juices is not so good for your health (and how to make them healthier)

Many think that fruit juice is a good way to get vitamins, but it is better to consume the whole fruit. Fresh juices have become a staple of many diets, especially for those busy, health-conscious consumers who seek to save some time by making (and perhaps even chewing) their food...

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Research reveals workplace food poses threat to health

Research reveals workplace food poses threat to health

Foods eaten in U.S. workplaces – whether purchased in cafeterias, or available to employees for free – are usually unhealthy, researchers say. A survey of what working adults ate over the course of a week found that one in four people got food at work one or more times, and...

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Malnutrition on the rise, food scarcity worsens in 5 countries

Malnutrition on the rise, food scarcity worsens in 5 countries

Malnutrition rates in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Yemen worsened in the latter part of 2018, the UN said Monday in a report highlighting the links between conflict and food scarcity. By contrast, some improvements were noted in Somalia, Syria and the...

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People with tattoos tend to have more sexual partners and more increased psychological issues

People with tattoos tend to have more sexual partners and more increased psychological issues

People with tattoos are more likely to have mental health issues, a new survey finds. Results showed that those with body art were also more likely to engage in ‘risky’ behavior including: smoking, having gone to jail, and having more sex partners in the last year. They were also at...

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Milk giants revisit milkman models to eliminate plastic pollution

Milk giants revisit milkman models to eliminate plastic pollution

Major packaged goods sellers and retailers, under pressure to cut the flow of single-use plastic bottles and containers clogging the world’s waterways, have teamed with recycling and shipping firms on an e-commerce service that puts a twist on the old-fashioned milkman. Called Loop and announced at the World Economic Forum...

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Study reveals toxic substances have been found in babies nappies

Study reveals toxic substances have been found in babies nappies

PARIS: A variety of potentially toxic substances, including glyphosate, has been found in babies nappies in France, according to a study published on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES. “Following studies carried out on nappies and how they are used, the watchdog has found evidence of several chemical substances...

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Taiwan’s traditional medical stores on the verge of end

Taiwan’s traditional medical stores on the verge of end

People in Taiwan who are not feeling so well have, for generations, avoided going to a doctor and visited a traditional Chinese medicine shop instead. But thousands of shops have shut down in the past 20 years – an estimated 200 stores a year. The Taiwanese government has not issued any new...

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Fawad Chaudhry: Health cards to be issued for senior artists across Pakistan

Fawad Chaudhry: Health cards to be issued for senior artists across Pakistan

KARACHI: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced that health cards will be issued for senior artists countrywide so that they can avail better medical treatment in hospitals. Speaking to film and producers at the Sindh Governor House during his one-day visit to the metropolis, the information minister said health...

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