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Physical fitness may help cut cancer risk
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Physical fitness may help cut cancer risk

KARACHI: According to a study, staying physically fit may help reduce the risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the US studied 49,143 adults who underwent exercise stress testing from 1991-2009 and were followed for about 7.7 years. The research, published in the journal Cancer, showed…

Warm weather affects mood and memory
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Warm weather affects mood and memory

KARACHI: Extreme heat makes one feel hot and sweaty, which may cause dehydration and result in a heat stroke severe enough to require hospitalization. Groups at risk include young children, people over 65 years, and those with pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Between 2030 and 2050, weather extremes are expected to cause…

Anger more harmful than sorrow, may lead to health complications
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Anger more harmful than sorrow, may lead to health complications

KARACHI: According to a recent research study, anger is more harmful than sorrow for older adults and may lead to health complications. This includes potentially increased inflammation which is associated with chronic illnesses like heart disease, arthritis and cancer, state researchers. The study shows that anger can lead to the development of chronic illnesses whereas…

Doctor Brides To Be Blamed For Health Sector’s Failing Reach?
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Doctor Brides To Be Blamed For Health Sector’s Failing Reach?

85,000 female doctors have opted out of the profession after receiving medical education in Pakistan. Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry, while sharing the disheartening statistics, labeled it as an act of criminal level for women to usurp the medical seats from other deserving candidates and receive medical education that is subsidized by the…

Ramadan guidelines by PMA
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Ramadan guidelines by PMA

KARACHI: The holy month of Ramadan has started amidst the scorching heat of the summer. Pakistan is set to witness some of the highest temperatures ever recorded this summer. The heatwaves will have a particularly devastating effect on the population, many of whom are fasting from dawn to dusk. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr…

Paediatricians urge parents to get children vaccinated
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Paediatricians urge parents to get children vaccinated

Karachi: “Vaccination coverage in Sindh is around 50% which must be increased to 90% to eradicate the diseases that are claiming the lives of the children in Pakistan,” said leading paediatricians in a press briefing. “Lack of awareness among parents is the biggest contributor to low immunization coverage in Pakistan, and it is very unfortunate…

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