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Diet can control your gut microbiota
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Diet can control your gut microbiota

Diet is likely to become a significant line of treatment for certain diseases Conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. An association between healthy bacterial compositions and certain dietary groups suggests that. Gut microbiota is described as the microorganisms affecting our gut. They influence nutrients absorption from our food, our immune…

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet
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Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet

KARACHI: Experts at the international symposium have said the scientific studies show that ‘ginger’ is one of the healthiest spices on the planet, as it owns powerful medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation, and anti-cancer benefits. “Pakistan has the second-largest burden of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the world, with an estimated number of eight to…

Early treatment of joint and back pain can prevent aggravation
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Early treatment of joint and back pain can prevent aggravation

KARACHI: Ignoring back and joint pain can lead to rapid exacerbation of bone diseases and can evolve into a recurring problem if left without diagnosis and treatment. This was advised by physiotherapy experts speaking at a seminar held at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) to mark the World Physical Therapy Day. Dr Saeed Akhtar,…

Diarrhea and gastroenteritis cases reach new heights in Karachi
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Diarrhea and gastroenteritis cases reach new heights in Karachi

KARACHI: The cases of water and foodborne diseases marked a surge across Karachi following the heavy monsoon rains. Approximately, 15,000 adults and children reported with diarrhea, typhoid, gastroenteritis, and waterborne diseases in public sector health facilities in the last ten days. According to a survey of government hospitals, cases of gastroenteritis, including adults and children,…

Hepatitis C drugs can reduce liver cancer-related deaths
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Hepatitis C drugs can reduce liver cancer-related deaths

KARACHI: A recent study claimed that antiviral medication used to treat hepatitis C are beneficial in lowering liver-related deaths by nearly 50% in patients with a history of liver cancer. Findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Gastroenterology.’ Many doctors previously believed that hepatitis C, for all its harmfulness, activates the immune system…

Air pollution as harmful as smoking a cigarette pack per day
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Air pollution as harmful as smoking a cigarette pack per day

KARACHI: Researchers have found that ozone air pollution, which is increasing with climate change, can accelerate lung disease as much as that by smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. “We were surprised to see how strong air pollution’s impact was on the progression of emphysema on lung scans. It is in the same league…

Most aggressive brain cancer’s treatment without surgery
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Most aggressive brain cancer’s treatment without surgery

If all goes well at the OHIO lab, pharmacy students there will have successfully invented a non-invasive treatment for Glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of cancer that begins in the brain and spinal cord. OHIO: Pharmacy students at the University of Findlay, Ohio, are working to develop an oral compound that treats Glioblastoma, the most…

Smartphone games a better stress reliever than fidget-spinner
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Smartphone games a better stress reliever than fidget-spinner

KARACHI: People who play games after a stressful day at work should know they are likely to be gaining a real benefit. According to the results of a new study, digital games, like those on smartphones, may help in relieving stress after a day’s work more effectively than a fidget-spinner toy. “Far from feeling guilty…

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