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Avoid Taking Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Symptoms: WHO
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Avoid Taking Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Symptoms: WHO

France: The World Health Organization recently recommended that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms should avoid taking ibuprofen. The recommendation came after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus. The warning by French Health Minister Veran followed a recent study in The Lancet medical journal that hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by…

Easy ways to save yourself from Coronavirus!
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Easy ways to save yourself from Coronavirus!

With recent reported cases of Coronavirus in Pakistan, chaos and confusion has started to erupt as many people dont know much about the virus and ways to protect oneself from this potentially fatal disease. Here’s a breakdown for you to easily grasp the situation. How does the coronavirus spread? The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak is a…

‘Low cost intervention can effectively reduce blood pressure’
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‘Low cost intervention can effectively reduce blood pressure’

KARACHI: A multi-country research study in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, has found that a low-cost, multi-component intervention helped deliver a clinically meaningful reduction in blood pressure levels among patients living with high blood pressure, or hypertension, as well as better control of the condition. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the multi-country…

Improve your Digestive health in just 10 steps!
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Improve your Digestive health in just 10 steps!

Your digestive health is directly impacted by the foods you eat and the lifestyle you live. By taking steps to improve your digestive health, you’ll help your digestive system to function more efficiently, improving your overall health and sense of well-being. Try these 10 tips for better digestive health: Eat a high-fiber diet According to…

‘9 million children at risk to contract pneumonia’
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‘9 million children at risk to contract pneumonia’

BARCELONA: According to a new analysis found, boosting efforts to fight pneumonia could avert nearly 9 million child deaths from pneumonia and other major diseases. This was featured ahead of the first-ever global forum on childhood pneumonia in Barcelona According to Johns Hopkins University, scaling up pneumonia treatment and prevention services could save the lives…

Why lead aprons are just a holdover? Experts weigh in
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Why lead aprons are just a holdover? Experts weigh in

CHICAGO: Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an X-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation. Some hospitals are ditching the ritual of covering reproductive organs and fetuses during imaging exams after…

Diabetes drugs might reduce risk of Gout
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Diabetes drugs might reduce risk of Gout

A new study suggests that Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors may reduce the risk for gout among adults with type 2 diabetes. The study involves more than 200,000 individuals from a US commercial insurance database. The glycosuria produced by SGLT2 inhibitors results in secretion of uric acid into the urine and a reduction in serum uric…

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