Health

  • Typhus claims one more life, 25 new cases pour in

    With one more person falling prey to the mystery fever, now diagnosed as scrub typhus, at the Indira Gandhi Medical College cum Hospital in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh the death toll has gone up to

  • Tobacco use a major cause of heart problems: seminar

    During the year 2002, tobacco use claimed some 5 million lives across the globe, and in view of the current ratio, it is feared that by the year 2025 the figure may reach 10 million annually , seven

  • TB control programme to continue till 2006

    A meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party, presided over by additional chief secretary (development) Sindh, Ghulam Sarwar Khero, (Pakistan) extended the Tuberculosis Control Programme

  • Diarrhoea claims 5 lives in Panchagarh

    Diarrhoea claimed five lives and several hundred people fell ill with the disease in the rural areas of Panchagarh district (Bangladesh) during one week. Physicians said stale food and contaminated

  • NGOs call for ban on tobacco ads

    Different civil society organizations demanded a complete ban on promotion of tobacco in all forms to ensure a healthy society. The organizations, including WHO and International Union for the

  • Precaution against diseases stressed

    The Karachi minister for women development, Dr Saeeda Malik, has emphasized the significance of advocacy to the masses for taking safety steps against lethal diseases. The minister was speaking at

  • Cancer warning over sun creams

    Sunscreen manufacturers insisted their products were safe, but said they would continue to develop and reformulate lotions after research found sunscreens did not prevent skin cancer. Scientists

  • HIV tests safety norms flouted in GMC hospital

    Working against the norms set by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the HIV tests and secluded diseases tests are being carried out at same place in Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu, in

  • Molecule found in meat, milk and tumors - Study

    A non-human molecule found in red meat and milk makes its way into the human system when eaten - and seems to build up especially in tumors, U.S. researchers reported. The compound, called sialic

  • Children taking up smoking rapidly

    Burki, Incharge Chest Department, Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital (Pakistan) has registered his deep concern regarding the fact that some 1,000 to 1,200 children between the age of six and

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