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Be wary of your memories, they are ever-changing: experts
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Be wary of your memories, they are ever-changing: experts

You may think that you remember important moments of your life accurately, but the truth is you can’t completely trust your memory, said speakers at the two-day Essentials of Neuroscience course at Aga Khan University. Neuroscience researchers noted that most people believe their memories are like permanent recordings whereas our recollections are often ‘revised’ in…

Women generally live longer than men: WHO
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Women generally live longer than men: WHO

KARACHI: According to a WHO report, more than 141 million children will be born: approximately 73 million boys and 68 million girls. Girls are expected to live longer than boys. However, it is important to note that the extra years that women live are not necessarily healthy ones for they may have to live with…

UHS Shows Solidarity with Kashmir
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UHS Shows Solidarity with Kashmir

By Dr Sidra Aslam LAHORE: “Freedom is meaningless for the free, its captivity that gives meaning to freedom.” The tug of war between India and Pakistan continues as Kashmir bleeds. Violence has ensued in Kashmir since it was split between India and Pakistan in 1947 and has killed tens of thousands. Kashmir has always been…

Cervical cancer and HPV: How vaccines can save you
Clinical, Opinions

Cervical cancer and HPV: How vaccines can save you

KARACHI: From an unwanted pregnancy to uninvited STDs—protected sex can safeguard you from a slew of untoward incidents. One such unfortunate occurrence is contracting HPV or human papillomavirus. HPV, although usually harmless, is a common sexually transmitted infection that can either show no symptoms or result in genital warts. What is a pressing concern is…

Negative attitude to body changes during pregnancy leads to depression
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Negative attitude to body changes during pregnancy leads to depression

KARACHI: According to the results of a recent study, depression after childbirth in women can be attributed to the negative attitude towards their body’s changes during pregnancy. These several physical and emotional changes contribute to postpartum depression. In the study, researchers discovered that pregnant women’s feelings about their changing bodies could help predict how well…

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
International News, News, Opinions, Research

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…

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