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Social media may improve mental health
Research

Social media may improve mental health

KARACHI: Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could help improve mental health among adults and fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, a study revealed. According to researchers from Michigan State University in the US, communication technologies and social media platforms make it easier to maintain relationships…

How much exercise is recommended for kids?
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How much exercise is recommended for kids?

KARACHI- The importance of keeping ourselves physically active cannot be undermined; many adults exercise to keep themselves healthy and fit. However, when it comes to children, we overlook the role exercise plays for their health and wellbeing. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, children aged six and older need physical…

Swimming in ocean ups infection risk 
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Swimming in ocean ups infection risk 

KARACHI- Swimming in the ocean alters the skin microbiome and may increase the likelihood of infection, a study has found. The researchers detected ocean bacteria on all participants after air drying and at six and 24 hours post-swim, but some participants had acquired more ocean bacteria and/or had them persist for longer. “Our data demonstrated…

Drinking coffee may stimulate fat-fighting defences
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Drinking coffee may stimulate fat-fighting defences

KARACHI: According to the results of a study, drinking coffee may boost the body’s fat-fighting defences, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. The study, published in the journal, Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on…

When your scan shows a tumor but you don’t have one
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When your scan shows a tumor but you don’t have one

Press Release In this age of science and technology, where you rejoice over a plethora of convenience-based options, you must also take time out to consider and evaluate your blind trust and dependence on these ways and, more importantly, your consequent vulnerability. In medicine, today’s advanced diagnostic equipment has made early detection of disease a…

Experts in Dubai finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives
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Experts in Dubai finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives

University of Birmingham research experts gathered medical professionals from around the world in Dubai to finalise international surgical guidelines that will help to save thousands of lives in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC) countries. The National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (NIHR GHRU) gathered experts to finalise International Guidelines on…

More than 2 eggs a day could harm your heart
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More than 2 eggs a day could harm your heart

KARACHI: Researchers have warned that eating more than two eggs a day can increase the risk of death by contributing to the development of cardiovascular diseases. An American research study tracked the diets, health, and lifestyle habits of nearly 30,000 adults in the US for as long as 31 years. According to Katherine Tucker, Professor…

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