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Conference to discuss cancer prevalence in developing countries at SIUT

Karachi: On March 7, a three-day high profile conference to address the incidence and causes of cancer leading to death, particularly in developing countries, opened at the SIUT (Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation). The conference was jointly organized by the prestigious American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the SIUT. Various leading cancer specialists…

Thyroid gland cancer on the rise in Pakistan: Experts
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Thyroid gland cancer on the rise in Pakistan: Experts

KARACHI: Endocrine diseases, especially thyroid gland ailments and thyroid cancer, are on the rise in Pakistan due to a variety of reasons. The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) is the only public sector hospital in the country where patients from all across Pakistan, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, and Balochistan, besides Karachi and interior Sindh, are…

Infectious diseases can cause epilepsy: Experts
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Infectious diseases can cause epilepsy: Experts

KARACHI: The President of Neurology Awareness and Research Foundation (NARF), Prof Dr Muhammad Wasey Shakir stated that infectious diseases like TB, typhoid, and meningitis were some common contributors to the high ratio of epilepsy in Pakistan. Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Dr Wasey Shakir said that head injury, brain infection, diabetes,…

Drug-Resistant Superbug behind Typhoid Outbreak in Pakistan
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Drug-Resistant Superbug behind Typhoid Outbreak in Pakistan

Typhoid outbreak in Pakistan that began in November 2016, first detected in Hyderabad is caused by superbug, a mutated strain of Typhoid pathogen. Scientists have warned of the limited treatment options Research by the Wellcome Sanger Institute has shown that the typhoid strain behind the outbreak has acquired an extra piece of DNA that renders…

Egg Intake Lowers the Risk of Heart Problems: RESEARCH
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Egg Intake Lowers the Risk of Heart Problems: RESEARCH

KARACHI- According to a new study conducted in China, people who consume eggs on a regular basis may have a decreased risk of suffering from heart diseases, with almost 18% of lower risk of dying due to cardiovascular problems.   Earlier, doctors used to warn patients against an increased intake of eggs, by keeping in mind…

E-Waste Poses Serious Threat to Environmental Health
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E-Waste Poses Serious Threat to Environmental Health

NEW YORK- According to a new report formulated by United Nations, around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste, commonly termed as e-waste, is being thrown away each year, exceeding drastically. In light of this growing menace, 7 entities of United Nations came forward to launch this report at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. They believe…

Poor posture at work leads to Spinal injury: RESEARCH
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Poor posture at work leads to Spinal injury: RESEARCH

KARACHI- If you suffer from headaches, neck and or back aches whilst working at your computer desk, instantly check your posture, making sure your head is aligned on top of your neck. Researchers at San Francisco State University urged students and working men and women who stay at their desks to pay close attention to…

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