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Pakistan’s coronavirus recoveries cross 260,000

ISLAMABAD: A total of 634 new coronavirus cases and eight associated deaths were reported, taking the national tally of infections to 284,121 and fatalities to 6,082, while 259,604 corona patients have recovered across the country during the last 24 hours.

Lifting COVID-19 lockdown may worsen situation again, warns health expert

ISLAMABAD: Head of infectious diseases at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Dr. Nasim Akhtar has warned that lifting COVID-19 lockdown in Pakistan may worsen the situation again in the country. In light of a decreasing number of coronavirus

US donates 100 more ventilators to Pakistan in war against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) government has donated 100 ventilators to help Pakistan in its fight against COVID-19. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesperson US Ambassador to Pakistan, Paul Jones handed over the US-made ventilators to Chairman

Sindh reports 9 more deaths, 487 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed nine more lives and infected at 487 people during the past 24 hours across Sindh province. In his daily coronavirus update, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that nine more people died

5 Tips On How To Boost Metabolism Naturally

As we all know in order to lose weight, exercise is definitely the main way to boost your metabolism. Here are the 5 tips listed down to help boost metabolism and to kick-start a weightloss journey: 1) Add more protein

WHO warns against dangers of ‘vaccine nationalism’

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom has said that the coronavirus vaccine could accelerate the world’s economic recovery. The WHO DG warned that nationalism is not good in vaccines. “We will not help everyone like that,”

Pakistan to begin coronavirus vaccine clinical trials

ISLAMABAD: Preliminary clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, produced by Australia’s Flinders University, will begin in two weeks in Pakistan. According to details, the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Punjab has collaborated with Australia’s Flinders University in this regard to

High blood sugar may limit aerobic exercise capacity: Study

LONDON: A study has found that hyperglycemia makes it more difficult for diabetics to increase their aerobic capacity. Regular aerobic exercise provides various health benefits, which heighten as a person increases their aerobic capacity. Doctors recommend this form of exercise

Six Healthy Benefits Of Aloe Vera You Must Know

Aloe vera gel is widely popular for its benefits including help in relieving sunburn and heal wounds. However, did you know that this green potted plant can be used for medicinal purposes too? The green-cactus looking plant is widely used

No silver bullet against coronavirus, warns WHO chief

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that at the moment there is no magic solution to deal with coronavirus. The WHO head Tedros Adhanom said in a statement that there was no magical way to get the coronavirus

Eating meat in Eid unhealthy: experts

ISLAMABAD: A new research has claimed that eating more meat on Eid-ul-Azha this year is more dangerous than in previous years. Dr. Aftab in this regard said that eating too much meat is not good for health anyway. “Doing so

Pakistan reports 553 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The number of coronavirus infections in Pakistan continues to decline as the country reported almost 553 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), almost six more coronavirus deaths were

Pakistan reports 841 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in Pakistan as the country reported 841 confirmed COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours. According to the latest data released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), at least

Young children carry higher levels of coronavirus: Study

WASHINGTON: Children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults. This is according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics journal.

Lions set on fire while being moved to Lahore sanctuary

ISLAMABAD: A pair of lions from Marghazar Zoo died while being moved to a lion sanctuary in Lahore, the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) confirmed. According to a private news channel, the lions were set on fire as the zoo

Parts of Punjab witnessed decline in COVID-19 cases: Minister

SIALKOT: Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid has said that the coronavirus cases in several parts of Punjab are on the decline. Talking to media in Sialkot, Dr. Yasmin Rashid maintained that the entire nation has played a role in

Dr Zafar Mirza resigns as special assistant to prime minister on Health

ISLAMABAD: Dr Zafar Mirza has resigned from his post as the special assistant to the prime minister (SAPM) on Health due to the ongoing negative discussion about the role of special assistants. On a social media website Twitter, Mirza said

Sindh govt extends operational timings of cattle markets to 11pm

KARACHI: Sindh government has extended the operational timings of cattle markets today (Tuesday). In this regard, the cattle markets will remain open from 7am-11pm. According to a notification issued by the home department, the provincial government has made the decision

Sindh reports 10 more deaths, 571 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 10 more lives and infected 571 people in the last 24 hours in Sindh province. In his daily coronavirus update, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 10 more people died from

Restaurant to introduce calories labelling on menus in UK

LONDON: The British government has directed the restaurants to display calories on menus to tackle the UK’s obesity problem. Other measures outlined include bans on ‘buy one get one free deal’ on unhealthy items, junk food television adverts being aired

World Hepatitis Day being observed today

GENEVA: World Hepatitis Day is being commemorated around the world on Tuesday to increase awareness about the disease. This year’s theme is “Hepatitis-free future” with a strong focus on preventing hepatitis B among mothers and newborns. More than 325 million

Hepatitis patients are at higher risk to get COVID-19: Dr Nida

KARACHI: Pro-Chancellor Ziauddin University and Consultant Physician (Internal Medicine), at Ziauddin Hospital, Dr Nida Hussain has said hepatitis patients are at high risk of catching COVID-19 as they having baseline liver damage. She was addressing the audience in an informative

Sindh reports 513 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 11 more lives and infected at least 513 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh province. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that in the last 24 hours, the provincial health authorities

Punjab reports zero COVID-19 deaths

LAHORE: The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department of Punjab said no coronavirus deaths were reported for the first time since May 26. According to the department, the province reported 172 new cases of the novel COVID-19 during the past 24

Hepatitis more lethal in Pakistan than coronavirus: Experts

KARACHI: Health experts have revealed that viral hepatitis is three to four times more lethal in Pakistan than coronavirus infection. As per the latest research, around 15 million people were infected with Hepatitis B and C in Pakistan. However, the

New COVID-19 cases dropped by 31% last week: Report

KARACHI: A weekly report has released that Pakistan reported a total of 9,206 new cases during the last week, showing a decline of 30 percent week over week in new cases. The new cases have slopped down our new cases

US doubles spending on potential virus vaccine to $1 billion

WASHINGTON: The United States has doubled its investment to nearly $1 billion to expedite development of a potential COVID-19 vaccine by pharmaceutical company Moderna. The government now plans to spend up to $472 million on top of the previously announced

Only 2,400 COVID-19 patients left in federal capital: DC Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad has asserted that the federal capital only has 2,400 COVID-19 patients left after the smart lockdown strategy proved a success in the city. According to details, the Deputy Commissioner has informed that the federal capital

Pakistan reports 1,226 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Continuing with its downward trajectory, Pakistan had reported a total of 1,226 fresh cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours raising the total number of cases in the country to 273,113. Moreover, 35 more patients succumbed to the

Coronavirus antibodies less effective over time: Research

DAVENPORT: Researchers have stated that those who have recovered from COVID-19 develop antibodies, but they may only last for a certain period of time. At the Mississippi Valley, Regional Blood Center Dr. Louis Katz said, “They’re designed to stick to

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