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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
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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…

Paediatricians urge parents to get children vaccinated
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Paediatricians urge parents to get children vaccinated

Karachi: “Vaccination coverage in Sindh is around 50% which must be increased to 90% to eradicate the diseases that are claiming the lives of the children in Pakistan,” said leading paediatricians in a press briefing. “Lack of awareness among parents is the biggest contributor to low immunization coverage in Pakistan, and it is very unfortunate…

Is Polio Vaccine against Islamic Values?
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Is Polio Vaccine against Islamic Values?

Throughout history many misconceptions have circulated regarding the inoculation of polio vaccine. Apart from the paranoia that OPV can cause the recipient to fall sick, many people are of the belief that OPV can make girls infertile; several other believe that it’s a western plot to introduce diseases in the Muslim population. A research paper…

VACCINES: SAVIOUR OR HOAX?
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VACCINES: SAVIOUR OR HOAX?

Why are anti-vaxx people fearful of vaccine? Quitting vaccination will cause resurgence of defeated infections! The last two centuries have witnessed significant progress in the invention, development and availability of many vaccines against diseases that are potentially fatal. Smallpox vaccine remains the most celebrated discovery in this area, whereas, there has been an incontrovertible reduction…

Fasting carries very high risk for people with type-1 diabetes
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Fasting carries very high risk for people with type-1 diabetes

  KARACHI: “Fasting regenerates the entire immune system of the human body. People with diabetes or any chronic health condition should consult with their physicians about the advisability of fasting. Fasting in Ramazan carries a very high risk for people with type-1 diabetes. Fasting improves metabolic function and helps to lose excess weight and water….

Dialogue over inclusion of the visually and hearing impaired
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Dialogue over inclusion of the visually and hearing impaired

Special Assistant to CM Sindh in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar, stated that hearing impaired and visually challenged children are second to none in terms of talent. All they need is a friendly environment to enhance their capabilities. This he stated in a seminar on “Understanding the need…

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