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

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
Research

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…

Over 1m curable STI cases emerge daily
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Over 1m curable STI cases emerge daily

KARACHI: Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released by the World Health Organization office at Geneva. This amounts to more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections – chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. “We are…

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…

Adopting a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of dementia
Global News, Research

Adopting a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of dementia

KARACHI: According to new set of guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva, people can reduce their risk of developing dementia by regularly exercising, avoiding harmful habits such as smoking and alcohol use, maintaining a healthy diet, controlling their weight, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. “In the next…

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