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Nawaz Sharif to visit London clinic today for further tests

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will visit doctor in London clinic on Monday (today) for further tests. Sharif who is in London for medical treatment for the seventh day, had earlier visited two hospitals in the city for medical

PM’s remarks on Nawaz’s health inappropriate, says Siraj

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami emir Sirajul Haq has declared prime minister’s remarks about the health of Nawaz Sharif as inappropriate, saying the comments raise questions on mental health of Imran Khan. Addressing JI Youth Leadership Convention at Mansoora here on Sunday, he

Doubting Nawaz Sharif’s health

Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken another jibe at the health of his predecessor and rival Nawaz Sharif, raising doubts whether the former premier feigned an illness to travel abroad or is critically unwell. The prime minister is sceptical about

Imran Khan’s comments about Nawaz were very low: Shehbaz

LONDON: Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif called Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comments about Nawaz Sharif “very low”. Shehbaz is currently in London with his sick brother Nawaz Sharif. The premier addressed a crowd in Mianwali recently and said he

Govt respects decision of the court, says Firdous Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the Nawaz Sharif’s health is a humanitarian matter and should not be made a political and legal issue. Addressing a news conference along with Attorney

Apple launches app to let users enroll in health studies

CUPERTINO: Apple on Thursday launched an app that will let users of its devices to enroll in three health studies, allowing them to share health-related data for medical research. The studies are conducted in partnership with research institutes, including Harvard

Nawaz Sharif’s health condition deteriorates: doctor

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s platelets dropped again as the doctors tried to reduce the steroids offered to him, said former premier’s personal physician Adnan Khan. Medical Superintendent of Services Hospital Lahore, Dr. Saleem Shahzad Cheema has said that

7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Black Coffee

KARACHI: Black coffee is a great consumable beverage. It is significantly lower in calories as compared to having coffee with both milk and sugar.  Black coffee drastically improves your physical performance. It has numerous health benefits as it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients.

10 Health Benefits Of Doing Yoga Every Day

KARACHI: Yoga is one of the oldest physical disciplines in existence. It is over 5000 years old. it was originally practiced a form of healing  Breathing is a key element of yoga. It connects the mind, body, and soul. The

Nawaz Sharif’s health and ailing politicians

Irrespective of political differences, there is no denying that Nawaz Sharif is severely ill and a person of his stature deserves humanitarian consideration. Although the ministers were initially dismissive of his health conditions, Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed concern

Zardari’s health condition worsens as platelet count drops

ISLAMABAD: Health condition of former president Asif Ali Zardari became worsened as platelet-count has dropped critically. Platelets also known as thrombocytopenia, is a condition characterized by abnormally low levels of thrombocytes in the blood. A normal human platelet count ranges

Nawaz Sharif to receive blood donation by NAB

ISLAMABAD: At least five officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have decided to donate blood to ill former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The sources have revealed that the cross-matching of the NAB officials’ blood has been performed. The blood

PM seeks report on Nawaz Sharif’s health from Punjab govt

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought details about the health of former premier Nawaz Sharif from the Punjab government. In a statement on social media site Twitter, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq

Nawaz Sharif’s health is stable, states medical report

LAHORE: The initial medical report at the Services Hospital has stated that the health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has become stable. Sources from the hospital have claimed that the condition of Nawaz Sharif has become a bit better

10 Best Anti-Aging Foods You Should Never Avoid

KARACHI: If we really are what we eat then it’s time to step away from processed and unhealthy food. No single food can erase laugh lines, only a healthy diet full of anti-aging foods can boost skin quality, and improve

Pakistan, Iran agree to boost cooperation in health sector

TEHRAN: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza an important meeting with Minister for Health and Medical Education of Iran Mr Saeed Namaki in Tehran. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 66th Session of

Understanding mental health

Once again World Mental Health Day was observed on October 10. The theme for this year was suicide prevention, but just one day dedicated to this cause is little more than a formality and unlikely to have a significant impact.

Singapore to ban sugary drink ads to curb consumption

SINGAPORE: The health ministry of Singapore has decided to ban advertisements for certain fizzy drinks to curb consumption of sugar in the city-state. The health ministry took the decision as part to take measures in curbing consumption of sugar in

World observes Mental Health Day today

KARACHI: World Mental Health Day is being observed across the globe today. The day aims to raise awareness about mental health issues and enlist efforts to support mental health. Every year the World Health Organization (WHO) designates a day dedicated

Consuming gutka may lead to six years in prison

KARACHI: People involved in production, consumption, storage and sale of chewing tobacco also known as gutka will face imprisonment from one to six years. A bill against production, regulation, storage, and sale of chewing tobacco was presented in the Sindh

Dengue victims list crosses 12,000: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health said on Thursday that 12,500 dengue cases had been confirmed across Pakistan. Dr. Mirza while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on National Health Services highlighted that Bangladesh

Sindh govt to outsource X-ray facilities to private companies

KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to outsource all X-ray facilities and other testing units in government hospitals to private companies so that individuals can use the facilities around the clock. CM Murad Ali Shah

Sindh govt seals at least 193 quack facilities in province

KARACHI: Provincial Health Minister Azra Pechuho informed the Sindh Assembly on Monday that 193 medical facilities have been closed by the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC). The Provincial Health Minister briefed the Sindh Assembly that 193 medical health facilities have been

Punjab Govt starts anti-mosquito spray campaign

LAHORE: The government steps up its efforts to curb down the number of dengue attacks in the country. An anti-mosquito spray campaign started on Friday across the country.  The initiative was taken by provincial health departments and city district councils

Vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke, UK based study

LONDON: The vegetarians or vegans may have lower chances for heart disease but have higher chances of having a stroke, compared to nonvegetarians, a large UK study suggests. Epidemiologists have followed 48,188 middle-aged adults without any history of heart conditions

Thousands fall sick due to dengue outbreak in Karachi

KARACHI: Dengue epidemic is spreading across the country, more than 2000 cases have been reported in Karachi. Dengue is rapidly spreading throughout Pakistan. According the spokesperson of the anti-dengue program, the highest number of victims have been reported from Karachi.  The

Minister issues directives to eliminate dengue virus in KP

PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Health, Dr. Hasham Inamullah Khan has instructed district health officers and medical superintendents to conduct fumigation drives in dengue affected areas of the province. Talking to reporters in Peshawar, the minister said that the situation about

Pakistan sets up medical facility on Afghan border crossing

PESHAWAR: Afghan nationals have praised Pakistani Government on Tuesday for setting up a medical facility on Torkham border crossing, saying it would assist thousands of Afghans requiring medical treatment. Thousands of Afghan citizens visit Pakistan annually for medical treatment. Khyber

5 health benefits of consuming oranges this winter

We all know the benefits of replacing processed food with natural Earth candies. Consuming orange has its benefits, it is packed with vitamins and minerals. Let’s discuss the five health benefits of eating oranges this winter.        

BFA seals two bakeries in Quetta for unhygienic conditions

Quetta: The Balochistan Food Authority has sealed two bakeries in Quetta for operating under unhygienic conditions. The BFA sealed Ramada Bakery and Chaman Bakery in Quetta’s Nawah Kali on Wednesday. Nida Kazmi, Director Operations, Balochistan Food Authority supervised the raids