Health

  • SARS survivors' woes

    A study of long-term effect of SARS on patients suggeste that nearly 10 per cent of them appear to be suffering from permanent lung damage. Although most patients stricken by severe acute respiratory

  • Microscopic probe to detect tumours

    A nano-sized orobe would soon make it possible to detect pre-cancerous and malignant tumours in the gastrointenstinal system, thus helping early diagnosis and treatment of such diseases, claims a UC

  • Morbidity, mortality due to malaria increasing

    Incidents of morbidity and mortality from malaria are increasing due to combination of factors, including the unresponsive health system. This was stated by Punjab Health Minister Dr Tahir Javed

  • Hygiene to help stop Sars in its tracks

    A seminar on Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) was organized by the Microbiology department of Karachi University in the conference hall of science faculty. Dr Ashraf Sadiq - director of the

  • No shortage of life-saving drugs: ministry

    Pakistan health ministry has claimed that there is no critical shortage of life-saving drugs in the market. A statement issued said alternative brands of other companies were available throughout

  • Smoking ads ban laws from 31st

    The ordinances, calling for a ban on tobacco advertisements on electronic and print media and asking cigarette manufacturers to print warnings regarding the hazards of smoking on packets more

  • Vitamin B12 seen slowing Lou Gehrig's onslaught

    University of Tokushima (Japan) researchers have discovered that methylcobalamin, a type of vitamin B12, could slow the progress of Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurodegenerative illness. Researchers say

  • Aid for SARS-hit Taiwan in the pipeline

    Japan is ready to extend medical aid, including doctors and supplies, to Taiwan, where severe acute respiratory syndrome is spreading, health minister Chikara Sakaguchi said. Students at a Japanese

  • Cell jabs may cut liver ops

    Doctors believe they can cut the need for liver transplants by injecting sick patients with healthy cells instead. Operations on babies at King's College, London, have so encouraged researchers that

  • Europe faces health crunch when economy turns

    Europeans, especially children, will face new health dangers from air and water pollution once the region emerges from its current economic downturn, according to a report issued. The European

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