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Pakistan reports 637 new cases of Coronavirus, 9 deaths

Islamabad: In Pakistan, 637 new cases of Corona have been reported while 9 more people have died of the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), a total of

Coronavirus claims 11 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: In Pakistan, 400 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported, while 11 more people have died of the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), a total of

Pakistan reports 457 new cases of coronavirus, 10 more civilians killed

ISLAMABAD: In Pakistan, 457 new cases of corona have been reported while 10 more civilians have died of the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), a total of

Antibodies after mild COVID-19 can protect for up to 6 months: Study

CHICAGO: A study conducted by Michigan University has revealed that even after mild COVID-19, the antibodies developed can protect from reinfection for up to 6 months. The antibodies ability to defeat Covid-19 does not change even after six months of

Diet soda leaves people with increased food cravings: study

SAN FRANCISCO: A study published has revealed that diet soda leaves people with increased levels of food cravings. Recently, a study conducted by ‘Jama Network Open’ a medical journal published in America, has revealed that the drinks made with sucralose

Vaccination of citizens aged above 40 has commenced: Dr Faisal

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan said the vaccination of people aged above forty years has been started from today (Monday) as he urged them to get vaccinated. While briefing media, he said 150,000 vaccines are

Pakistan reports 4,525 COVID-19 cases, positivity rate reaches 11.4%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 4,525 cases from COVID-19 as the situation worsen from the novel coronavirus and the government tightens restrictions and violations of safety precautions. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the coronavirus has claimed 41 more

Number of twins being born higher than ever: Study

LONDON: More twins, almost one in 40 children, are being born than ever before, due to the rapid rise in medically assisted reproduction as a major factor. More than 1.6 million twins are now being born every year, researchers said

Sindh health minister receives COVID-19 vaccine shot

KARACHI: Sindh’s Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho received the coronavirus vaccine shot at a public sector hospital here on Thursday morning. The first dose of the Sinopham coronavirus vaccine administered to the health minister at Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital on

Schools closure again

The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) has decided to review the decision to reopen schools amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. There have been fears of a third wave of COVID-19 ever since schools and

Eating high-fiber food may help lower depression risk: Study

New research has stated that eating foods that are higher in fiber can reduce the risk of chronic disease and make a person feel full longer, which can help you stay at a healthy weight. According to the U.S. Food

World Hearing Day being observed today

World Hearing Day is being observed today across the world to raise awareness about the measures that can be taken to prevent hearing loss. The day is observed every year on 3rd March by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as

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

Every household in Punjab to receive health insurance by Dec 2021: PM

SAHIWAL: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced that every household across Punjab would get health insurance worth Rs 0.7 million by December. Addressing at a cheque distribution ceremony of under Ehsaas programme and provision of tractors under Kamyab Jawan

World Bank announces $300mn for natural disasters, health sectors

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has approved $300 million in financing for two projects in Pakistan, the Sindh Resilience Project and the Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project. The investments will bolster Pakistan’s efforts to build resilience to natural hazards such

10% of world’s population may have had COVID-19: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said hundreds of millions of people may have already been infected with the new coronavirus, far more than the current tally of more than 35 million. “Our current best estimates tell us that

Four more children succumb to malnutrition in Tharparkar

THARPARKAR: At least four more children died due to malnutrition and other diseases in Tharparkar. According to the district administration, the total number of deaths has now reached 84 in one-month while the number of children who died in the

Cuba offers one undergraduate scholarship in medicine

ISLAMABAD: The government of Cuba, a country acknowledged for health sciences, has offered an opportunity to a Pakistani student aspiring to become a doctor. According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Cuban government has offered one undergraduate scholarship in

More young people being infected with coronavirus: Study

WASHINGTON: A new research suggests that more young people are being more infected with the coronavirus as the number of cases surge in many parts of the world. The data of new infections in the coronavirus pandemic appears to be

No need to panic over hospital capacity: Yasmin Rashid

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has assured that there is no need for people to panic as there is enough capacity in hospitals to deal with COVID-19 patients. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, she said that 42

Nawaz Sharif resurfaces

A picture emerged on social media of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London, wearing a light blue dress with a felt hat and having a cup of coffee at a café. There was backlash and strong reaction as social

World No Tobacco Day: Protecting youth from harmful effects of smoking

World No Tobacco Day is an annual event that is observed on May 31 to spread awareness about the harmful effects of smoking and consumption of tobacco on health. The campaign aims to reduce the prevalence of diseases and deaths

WHO, 37 countries launch alliance to share tools against COVID-19

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) and thirty-seven countries have developed an alliance calling for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. The move by mostly developing nations, called the COVID-19 Technology Access

ADB approves $300 million loan for COVID-19 relief

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million emergency assistance loan to strengthen Pakistan’s public health response to the coronavirus pandemic and help meet the basic needs of vulnerable and poor segments of society. The project will

Know 6 Ways To Stay In Shape While Working From Home

It seems that telecommuting and working from home policies are becoming the norm in the current work environment due to the lockdown imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, people might not realize it at first, but staying in the house

Trump threatens to permanently halt WHO funding

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has threatened to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and withdraw the United States from the UN health agency unless there are substantive improvements in the next thirty days. Trump has said

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan surge past 38,700

KARACHI: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 38,799 in Pakistan, while the death toll stands at 834. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 1,581 cases of coronavirus were reported while 31 people

Rihanna warns fans to stop asking about new music

LOS ANGELES: Pop star Rihanna has asked her fans demanding to release her new album soon to back off as her prime focus right now is doing her bit in saving the world from the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy winner

OIC holds online emergency session on coronavirus pandemic

ISLAMABAD: The steering committee on health of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday held an emergency session over the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic According to a joint statement issued at the end of the video conference

World faces shortage of six million nurses: WHO

GENEVA: As the coronavirus crisis spirals out of control and captures global headlines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the world needs nearly six million nurses. The UN’s health agency along with partners Nursing Now and the International