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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SFA serves notices to bakeries, restaurants and food points over neglecting hygiene standards

SFA serves notices to bakeries, restaurants and food points over neglecting hygiene standards

KARACHI: Sindh Food Authority (SFA) has sealed a local bakery over mismanagement of hygienic standards in Karachi’s area of Guru Mandir, media sources reported on Tuesday. According to the Sindh’s food watchdog body the bakery was temporarily sealed over failing to improve hygienic standards set by the body, despite several...

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Holy Family Hospital allegedly reported for having rude staff and shortage of medicines

Holy Family Hospital allegedly reported for having rude staff and shortage of medicines

RAWALPINDI: A woman on Sunday complained the federal Minister for Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kayani about the rude staff and shortage of medicines at the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi. The woman told the minister, who was on the visit to monitor the healthcare facilities in the hospital, that she...

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Royal Caribbean cruise will return early after more than 270 passengers hit by norovirus

Royal Caribbean cruise will return early after more than 270 passengers hit by norovirus

More than 250 passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship have been struck with a highly contagious virus causing vomiting and diarrhea. More than 270 passengers on board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Of The Seas have been hit with a highly contagious bout of norovirus since Sunday. Following the spread of...

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What are the best milks for the environment?

What are the best milks for the environment?

According to a study by the University of Oxford, producing a glass of milk with lactose generates almost three times more emissions of greenhouse gases than milk of plant origin. The popularity of vegan foods continues to grow. And for many the month of January, after the binge of Christmas, it...

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How the “brain pacemaker” works that promises to stop the tremors and convulsions of Parkinson’s and epilepsy

How the “brain pacemaker” works that promises to stop the tremors and convulsions of Parkinson’s and epilepsy

In the world more than six million people suffer from Parkinson’s, whose most visible symptom is tremors. It is the second most frequent neuro-degenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Another 50 million have epilepsy , which is characterized by seizures. It is, according to the World Health Organization, one of the most common neurological disorders. But...

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PM Imran Khan visits Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi

PM Imran Khan visits Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan late Monday paid a surprise visit to Holy Family Hospital and a shelter home established for the homeless in Rawalpindi. The premier was accompanied by Federal Health Minister Aamir Kiyani, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani and Senator Faisal Javed. PM...

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5 ways in which stress affects your body

5 ways in which stress affects your body

When a person is under pressure, they are usually more irascible. Everyone suffers stress at some point in their life. The death of a loved one, a change of work and even any daily responsibility can trigger a period of stress. And although many scientific studies endorse short-term stress as a...

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Bakhtiar stands firm with his belief, polio from Pakistan to be eradicated by 2019

Bakhtiar stands firm with his belief, polio from Pakistan to be eradicated by 2019

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar on Thursday said that polio would be eradicated from Pakistan by 2019. Presiding over a meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP), the minister said that polio eradication is a national priority and a holistic action plan is needed to...

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