Category: Health

High blood pressure linked to impaired colour vision

ISLAMABAD: Men with higher blood pressure are more likely to have impaired colour vision, a new study has found. Damage to certain parts of the eye that occurs as a...

942,000 patients treated under TB Control Programme in 3 years

ISLAMABAD: Around 942,000 tuberculosis patients were treated under the Tuberculosis Control programme in three years from 2013 to 2015. According to figures of Ministry...

First public sector SZH performs liver transplant in Pakistan

LAHORE: The first and only Liver Transplant Unit of Kidney Center of Sheikh Zayed Hospital (SZH) has performed 70 liver transplants so far since its inception. These...

Blueberries may help beat Alzheimer

Eating blueberries, the well-known ‘super fruit’, may not only lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, but also provide protection against Alzheimer’s disease,...

Pak-US cooperation in health sector

  WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the United States are closely  cooperating in the health sector that includes enhancing capability of Pakistan to prevent, detect and...

12.6 million deaths each year due to unhealthy environment: UN

UNITED NATIONS: An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly one in four of total global...

Japan renews commitment to bring Pakistan closer to becoming polio-free

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed an agreement of 360,000,000...

‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

People who want to quit smoking are more likely to succeed if they go “cold turkey” by stopping abruptly, a study in Annals of Internal Medicine shows....

Improved water and sanitation best answer to Zika virus

UNITED NATIONS: Improving water and sanitation services may be the best answer to addressing the outbreak of the Zika virus, according to United Nations human rights...

Study shows Zika ‘might cause’ Guillain-Barré syndrome

New research gives the first evidence that Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. The study was carried out using blood...