health and food

Coronavirus claims 43 lives, infects 2,829 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 43 more lives and infected at least 2,829 people during the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 395,185 in Pakistan. According to the latest figures by the National Command and

Punjab reports 738 fresh COVID-19 infections, 15 deaths

LAHORE: Coronavirus cases are on the rise across Punjab as the provincial health authorities recorded 738 fresh COVID-19 infections and 15 deaths during the last 24 hours. According to the Primary and Secondary Health Department,  the provincial tally of infections

Sindh reports 1,389 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

KARACHI: Sindh continues to witness a rise in COVID-19 cases as 14 deaths and 1,389 new infections, mostly from Karachi, emerged in the province on Saturday. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that the COVID-19 positive cases were reported

Another polio case surfaced in Balochistan

QUETTA: Another case of the crippling poliovirus disease has surfaced in Balochistan, taking the tally of the cases for the current year to 21 in the province. The provincial health department has confirmed that a 10-month old girl, a resident

Russia launches campaign to vaccinate troops against COVID-19

MOSCOW: Russia has launched a campaign to vaccinate its troops against the coronavirus, a global pandemic. Russian media was quoted saying that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had announced that about half a million troops would be vaccinated against coronavirus on

Doctor in Karachi hammers away joints’ pain

KARACHI: A doctor in Karachi, Dr Saleem, is treating orthopedic patients in a unique way by hammering away their joint pain. According to details, Dr Saleem has a very unconventional way of dealing with slipped discs and back pain in

Coronavirus claims 12 lives, infects 1423 in Sindh

KARACHI: Coronavirus claimed the lives of 12 more critical patients while 1423 people tested positive for the virus during the last 24 hours in Pakistan. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that COVID-19 has claimed 12 more

Second wave of COVID-19 more dangerous: Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Coronavirus Task Force Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman has termed the second wave of the coronavirus across the country as more dangerous than the first. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman said that the current virus is somewhat different from the virus found in China.

Smart lockdown imposed in three UCs of Nawabshah

NAWABSHAH: The district administration has implemented a smart lockdown in three councils of Nawabshah in view of the increasing number of coronavirus cases. A notification has also been issued for the implementation of smart lockdown in three union councils of

Pakistan reports highest COVID-19 cases in 140 days

ISLAMABAD: Another 40 people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus and the total number of deaths has risen to 7,843. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center, 3,306 new cases of coronavirus have been

Vegans at a higher risk of bone fractures: Study

Recent research has claimed that vegans and vegetarians are at a higher risk of bone fractures. According to a recent study published in the journal BMC Medicine, vegans may be at greater risk for bone fractures than meat-eaters. Factors such

Five officials of Governor House Sindh test positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: At least five people working at Governor House in Karachi tested positive for the novel coronavirus, health officials confirmed today (Tuesday). According to details, the Sindh health department on November 18 tested 48 employees, of which 43 tested negative.

COVID-19 claims 13 more lives, infects 1382 in Sindh  

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 13 more lives and infected at least 1382  people during the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 166,033 in Sindh province. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a

UNICEF plans to deliver 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines

GENEVA: The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has announced to deliver nearly 2 billion doses of the coronavirus vaccine to developing countries in 2021. In a statement, UNICEF said it was working with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Four Vitamin-A Rich Foods One Must Eat In Winter

Research has found out that a sufficient level of vitamin A during winter may promote weight loss. The study has been published in the journal of Molecular Metabolism. It claims that cold temperatures coupled with increased vitamin A could burn

Sindh reports 1322 coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

KARACHI: In another major spike in COVID-19 cases, the Sindh province has reported 1322 cases of the infection and 16 deaths on Monday. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 16 more patients of COVID-19  died lifting the

Pak Navy sets up free medical camp in Thatta

SINDH: Pakistan Navy in collaboration with other welfare organizations has established a free medical and eye examination camp at Keti Bandar port in Thatta district of Sindh. In continuation of its efforts to provide standard healthcare facilities along with the

Prof Atta elected chairman of Kidney Foundation board

KARACHI: Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman has been elected as chairman of the Board of the Kidney Foundation for a three-year term.  Spokesman of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), on Monday, said that during a meeting of the

Smog in Punjab transforms Lahore into world’s most polluted city again

With its air quality index (AQI) recorded six times over the safe limit, Lahore has become the most polluted city in the world. Smog has once again gripped the capital city of Punjab on Monday morning as the rank of

Pakistan’s COVID-19 medicine 90% effective, claims Dow University

KARACHI: Dow University’s research lab has claimed that its experimental medicine appears to be almost 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.   Talking to M.M News, Research Team’s Head Dr. Shaukat Ali has informed that Pakistani scientists have achieved significant

CM Buzdar introduces ‘Insaaf Medicine Card’ to facilitate poor patients 

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has introduced the ‘Insaaf Medicine Card’ under the Punjab Sehat Sahulat program to facilitate poor patients across the province. On the occasion, the CM said that ensuring free health-related facilities to the

Coronavirus claims 59 lives with 2,665 fresh cases

ISLAMABAD: Coronavirus claimed the lives of 59 more critical patients while 2,665 people tested positive for the virus during the last 24 hours in Pakistan. Pakistan has reported 59 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel COVID-19 as the

Employees of NICVD received packages of up to 6 million: NAB

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has made important progress in an ongoing probe over alleged corruption in funds at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). During the probe, it has been revealed that employees of the National Institute

17 more patients die from coronavirus in Sindh

KARACHI: At least 17 more patients have died of coronavirus in Sindh in the last 24 hours. According to the latest figures released by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the total death toll from the coronavirus in the province

Over 183 new COVID-19 cases reported in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: The COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Rawalpindi while more than 183 new cases of coronavirus were reported during the last 24 hours. According to sources, 56 cases were reported in the Potohar division, 39 in Rawalpindi Cantt,

Asad Umar decry violation of SOPs as Covid-19 positively rate increases by 13.39% in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD: Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said the COVID-19 positivity ratio in Peshawar city was skyrocketing as people in the country were “committing a collective blunder by recklessly ignoring” all standard operating procedures (SOPs) against coronavirus. Minister for Planning,

Coronavirus: Pakistani experts successfully test vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani experts have successfully tested a vaccine to deal with the coronavirus in collaboration with China. The approval of the vaccine is expected within three months. According to sources, 2,500 people in Islamabad, 1,400 in Karachi, and 800 in

Patients suffer due to lack of equipment at Rawalpindi Corona Management Center

RAWALPINDI: The non-availability of the Oxygen machines and ventilators at Corona Management Center for Rawalpindi Division at Urology Institute, has been the cause of the problem for the patients suffering from COVID-19. Sources said a coronavirus patient died due to

All crucial steps being taken to deal with second wave of coronavirus: Dr. Faisal

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan has said that all curial steps are being taken to deal with the Second wave of COVID-19 to protect people’s health. Talking to the media, Dr. Faisal besides protecting

Shark meat, sea bat being sold as finger fish

KARACHI: Seafood like shark, sea bat meat are being sold in major cities of Pakistan. The finger fish being eaten in the country is hazardous for the health of citizens as it comes from sea bats and sharks, according to