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Pakistani, Kashmiri community hold protest against Indian aggression in France

One out of two Pakistanis at risk of dying from non-communicable diseases

ISLAMABAD, MAR 12  (DNA) – -In Pakistan, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2018 data, non-communicable diseases (NCD) now account for 58 percent of total deaths in Pakistan before the age of 70.One out of two Pakistanis are at risk of dying from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardio-vascular ailments or cancer.These deaths can easily be prevented by lifestyle modification. Lifestyle modification involves altering long-term habits, typically related to eating or physical activity, and maintaining the new behavior for months or years.

E-cigarette use linked to heart trouble: study

E-cigarette use linked to heart trouble: study

WASHINGTON: (DNA) –  People who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have heart problems than those who don’t, says a study released on Thursday in the US.The rate of heart attacks among those who vape was 34 percent higher than among those who don’t, once corrections were made for risk factors such as age, gender, body mass index, cholesterol level, blood pressure and tobacco use.E-cigarette users were 25 percent more likely to have coronary artery disease and 55 percent more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety, the study says.

Robot waiters and snail pizza: What US fast food brands do to please Chinese diners

Robot waiters and snail pizza: What US fast food brands do to please Chinese diners

Hong Kong, (DNA) – America’s fast food giants are having to work harder to win over dinersin China.With more than 1.3 billion people, the country has driven sales at the likes of McDonald’s (MCD) and KFC in recent years.The Chinese fast food industry is now worth $131 billion a year, according to research firm Euromonitor. But things are getting tougher as the world’s second biggest economy slows and diners demand more. The response has been glitzier restaurants, bigger menus — and some pretty weird food.

People should avoid eating at restaurants: Pakistan Medical Association

People should avoid eating at restaurants: Pakistan Medical Association

KARACHI: (DNA) –  Expressing resentment over the deaths of five children and their aunty after consuming “toxic food”, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has suggested to the masses to avoid dining out unless the government took concrete measures to ensure human safety.

Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study

Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study

A combination of Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc’s Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according to data from a late-stage study presented on Saturday.Nearly 90 percent of patients who received the combination therapy were still alive after 12 months compared with about 78 percent of patients who were alive after a year when treated with the older drug Sutent, data showed.

Online violence against children on the rise in Pakistan: UNICEF

Online violence against children on the rise in Pakistan: UNICEF

ISLAMABAD, FEB 05 (DNA) – UNICEF warned on Tuesday of the dangers posed by online violence, cyber bullying and digital harassment for a large number of young people aged between15 to 24 years who are online in Pakistan and called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against children and young people.

Health ministry wants news pictorial warning on cigarette packs

Health ministry wants news pictorial warning on cigarette packs

ISLAMABAD, JAN 29 (DNA) – Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has issued a notification to print new Pictorial Health Warning (PHW) on cigarette packs and outers.The size of new warning has been increased from 50% to 60%. The PHW will be printed on both sides of cigarette packs and outlets, manufactured in the country and imported to Pakistan.