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Coronavirus claims seven more lives, infects 262 in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said seven more patients of coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,350 and 262 new cases emerged on Sunday. The Sindh Chief Minister in a statement said that seven

US approves J&J Covid vaccine for emergency use

WASHINGTON: The United States authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine for emergency use, giving the nation a third shot to battle the outbreak. The single-shot vaccine is highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19, including against newer variants, the Food and

Expired medical equipment imported from China being sold with new labels

LAHORE: Expired medical equipment imported from China being sold with new stickers and fake dates in Gulf International Market Satellite Town Lahore, sources disclosed on Saturday. According to sources, Gulf Traders imported Expired medical equipment from China and putting fake

Starving All The Time? 5 Tips To Control Hunger

One of the biggest challenges in the journey of losing weight is the fear of gaining it back. Hunger is not just physical but an outcome of physiological and physiological functions as well. To understand hunger triggers, one needs to

Coronavirus claims 13 more lives, infects 322 in Sindh

KARAC HI: The global epidemic coronavirus has claimed 13 more lives in Sindh and the total death toll has risen to 4,335 on Friday. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 13 more people died due to coronavirus

US approves storing Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at normal freezer temperature

WASHINGTON: Frozen vials of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be stored at temperatures commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers for a period of up to two weeks, the US Food and Drug Administration said. The move loosens a previous requirement that the

Struggle against COVID-19 is not over yet, says Faisal Sultan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has asserted that the threat of coronavirus variants remained, which the government was keeping a close eye on. He expressed his views while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad where

Green tea may prevent hair loss: Study

A study published in the US National Library of Medicine has stated that drinking green tea can promote human hair growth. Green tea has been praised for centuries for its many health benefits and it can be the solution to

APRA demands PM Khan to allow indoor dining

KARACHI: Athar Sultan Chawla, Vice President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and Convener All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA), has demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to allow indoor dining and provide equal business opportunities without any discrimination.

Efforts underway to start second round of COVID-19 vaccination: Azra Pechuho  

KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho has said that efforts are underway to soon begin administering the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the province. Dr Pechuho said health workers who refuse to get the shot will be given

World’s most expensive biryani introduced in Dubai

A famous hotel in Dubai has introduced the world’s most expensive biryani, which costs more than Rs 43,000. According to a foreign news agency, the most expensive biryani introduced in Dubai has been named the ‘Golden Biryani’, it is served

Is Eating Almonds Without The Skin Beneficial?

The Indian nutrients have revealed that eating almonds are beneficial when soaked and peeled. Almonds are the rich nutrient-profile. These nuts are loaded with every essential nutrient for healthy living. Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium,

Pakistan all set to host UN’s World Environment Day 2021 today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is all set to host the World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme today. The news was announced by the Minister of Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on the margins of the virtual 5th

‘Heartbreaking milestone’: US COVID-19 death toll exceeds half million

NEW YORK: The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed half a million, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. President Joe Biden held a sunset moment

Dr Faisal Sultan gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan announced that he has been administered the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. On a social media website Twitter, Dr Sultan said, “I registered myself as

Pfizer vaccine effective in reducing transmission of coronavirus: Study

The data from Israel has claimed that the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to be very effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19. A study by Pfizer and the Israeli Ministry of Health showed that the coronavirus

Adults above 50 have low levels of vitamin D: Study

As vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphorous in human bodies, it is thought to play a role in relieving joint pain, especially where inflammation is the cause. In a study published in 2017, it has been

Pakistan to receive 5.6m COVID-19 vaccines doses by end of March

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has said around 5.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses are expected to arrive in the country by the end of March 2021. As per the NCOC, out of these, 2.8 million doses of

Almost 0.5m COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to federating units: NCOC

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has informed that almost 504,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were provided to federating units for inoculation of front-line healthcare workers. According to a statement issued today (Saturday), so far, the vaccine distribution to

Pakistan reports 1,245 new coronavirus cases, 40 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded 40 more related deaths in the past 24 hours from the coronavirus as the death toll reached 12,527 from the virus. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the coronavirus

Pakistan to begin second COVID-19 vaccination phase from March: SAPM

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has announced that Pakistan would begin its second vaccination phase from March, with the arrival of 2.8 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. “As per reports, 2.8

‘Super plants’ that catch pollution are ideal for congested roads: Study

Experts have identified a ‘super-plant’ commonly used in the United Kingdom can help absorb pollution on congested roads. Scientists at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) studied the effectiveness of hedges to absorb air pollution and compared different types of shrubs.

Govt delays supplying second batch of coronavirus vaccine to provinces

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has postponed the delivery of the second batch of coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan, taking into account the availability of pre-existing vaccines. According to details, the delivery of the second batch of coronavirus vaccine was delayed to

Dow University claims to develop treatment for COVID-19

KARACHI: Scientists at Karachi’s Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) have claimed to develop the first medicine for the treatment of coronavirus, saying ‘severe’ patients who had received the product had a 100 percent recovery rate. According to Dow University,

Woman suffers renal failure after misdiagnosis by private lab

LAHORE: A citizen has alleged that a private laboratory misdiagnosed his sister’s blood group and as a result, the wrong blood transfusion was given by a private hospital resulting in renal failure. According to a report in BBC Urdu, Lahore

Coronavirus claims 18 more lives, infects 270 in Sindh

KARAC HI: The global epidemic coronavirus has claimed 18 more lives in Sindh and the total death toll has risen to 4,244 on Tuesday. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement said 18 more coronavirus patients died

Guinea tracks potential Ebola contacts to overcome new outbreak

CONAKRY: Guinea is tracking down people who potentially had contact with Ebola patients and will rush vaccines to the affected area as soon as possible after at least three deaths from the disease. Health Minister Remy Lamah said that unlike

WHO approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation has granted an emergency authorisation to AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine. In a statement, the WHO said it was clearing the AstraZeneca vaccines made by the Serum Institute of India and South Korea’s AstraZeneca-SKBio. The WHO’s approval

Over 27,750 health workers vaccinated in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh government has vaccinated 27,751 health workers during the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine drive in the province. According to data shared by the Sindh health department, a total of 27,751 healthcare professionals have been vaccinated in Sindh

First polio case of 2021 reported in Balochistan

QUETTA: The first case of poliovirus in the year 2021 has been reported in Balochistan. According to the health department, a 28-month-old child has been diagnosed with poliovirus in Qila Abdullah. A new case of polio has been reported from