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UN assures its support to address HIV outbreak in Larkana

ISLAMABAD, MAY 08 (DNA) – The United Nations in Pakistan is working closely with the federal and provincial governments to quickly respond to the HIV outbreak in Larkana, and to provide the necessary HIV treatment, care and support services to people living with HIV.“We stand ready to support the Government in strengthening the health system in Pakistan to cope with and prevent such tragedies from happening again,” said Mr Neil Buhne, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan.

Watermelon, an ideal fruit for Ramzan

During the holy month of Ramzan it becomes a challenge to drink plenty of water in short periods. Not consuming enough fluids can leave you dehydrated. So the best way to top up your water shortage in the holy month is to incorporate watermelons during sehar and iftar that will give you bursts of energy while keeping you hydrated.Watermelon has high water content i.e. 92 per cent and is packed with essential rehydration salts like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium that actually hydrate you more effectively than water.

Watermelon, an ideal fruit for Ramzan

During the holy month of Ramzan it becomes a challenge to drink plenty of water in short periods. Not consuming enough fluids can leave you dehydrated. So the best way to top up your water shortage in the holy month is to incorporate watermelons during sehar and iftar that will give you bursts of energy while keeping you hydrated.

Around 1200 HIV/AIDs suspects screened in constituency of MNA Faryal Talpur

LARKANA/KARACHI, (DNA) – Around 1200 HIV/AIDs suspects were screened in the constituency of MNA Faryal Talpur, where about 13 children were tested positive for HIV/AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in Ratodero town of Larkana district.A tug of war have been observed between the administration of Deputy Commissioner Larkana, Health Care Commission and the authorities of health department particularly Director General Health Sindh Dr. Masood Ahmed Solangi, who denied of any involvement of  arrested doctor Muzaffar Ghangharo, suspected to be a responsible for the spread of the (HIV) human immunodeficiency virus in Ratodero and surroundings.

Heatstroke claims 15 lives in Sehwan

SEHWAN APR,26 (DNA)  The death toll has reached 15 in Sehwan owing to heatstroke in various parts of the city.As per an in-charge of the Edhi Centre in Sehwan, the death toll of devotees of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar had reached 15 as heatstroke had persisted in Sehwan for the last four days.However, the deputy commissioner of Jamshoro and chairman of the Mela Committee Fareeduddin Mustafa has denied the reports of deaths due to heatstroke and contended that only seven people had died in the last four days in Sehwan city.

Soft bedding top cause of suffocation death for sleeping babies

Most sleep-related suffocation deaths among babies less than one year old happen because infants’ airways got blocked by things like pillows, blankets, couch cushions or adult mattresses, a US study suggests.Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury and death among infants under age one in the US, researchers note in Pediatrics. For the study, researchers examined national registry data 1,812 cases of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) between 2011 and 2014.

Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters

MELBOURNE: (DNA) – The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the cost of living are the top concerns ahead of next month’s elections.For 32 percent of Australians, access to affordable health services is the biggest worry, followed by the cost of living at 31 percent and crime at 25 percent, according to the Ipsos Issues Monitor, cited by the Sydney Morning Herald.