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Pakistani airports to scan passengers after outbreak of deadly virus in China: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD, JAN 23 (DNA) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health, Zafar Mirza Thursday said all passengers arriving into Pakistan from China will have to undergo a strict screening at Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore Airports in the wake of recent corona virus outbreak in China where number of cases jumped to almost 440.He said the health ministry through an advisory, ramped up measures to block the spread of mystery virus in the country.“We are closely monitoring the development and screening passengers coming from China,” he said.

Peas and beans: Can they improve heart health?

A recent review and meta-analysis focus on the role of legumes in heart health. Taking data from multiple studies and earlier analyses, the authors conclude that legumes might benefit heart health but that the evidence is not overwhelming.

A new analysis looks at the links between legume intake and heart health.
It is a no-brainer that nutrition plays a pivotal role in health. At one end of the spectrum, it is common knowledge that eating a diet that is high in sugar, salt, and fat increases the risk of poorer health outcomes.

Naegleria claims another life in Karachi, toll rises to 16

KARACHI (DNA) – Naegleria has claimed another life in Karachi on Monday. This was the 16th death reported in in the ongoing year because of the disease.According to details, 28-year-old Wakeel Khan a resident of New Karachi area was brought to a private clinic four days ago where he died of the disease during treatment.According to the researchers, Naegleria has a fatality rate of more than 98 percent. It is transmitted when contaminated water enters the body through the nose and cannot be passed person-to-person.

60 new dengue cases surface in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR, OCT 17 (DNA) – The total number of dengue cases has reached 5569 across the province as 60 new cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever have been reported during the last 24 hours in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)According to the Dengue Response Unit (DRU), 23 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in Peshawar, while 60 new cases of mosquito-borne dengue reported across the provincSources said that the provincial government was taking preventive measures to control dengue and added that separate wards have been established in all government hospitals for dengue patients.

Australia to fund research on medicinal cannabis as demand grows

MELBOURNE: Australia will provide A$3 million ($2.03 million) for research on the use of cannabis to help cancer patients, its health minister said on Sunday, as the demand for medicinal cannabis products grows rapidly. While legal in most of Australia, such products are allowed only to patients on the prescription of a doctor, and a license is required to grow and make medicinal cannabis.On Sunday, Health Minister Greg Hunt said access had been permitted to more than 11,000 patients, with most approvals this year.

HIV cases on rapid rise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR (DNA) – The number of HIV-positive cases is on rapid rise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as 4,600 patients have been reported in the province.According to details, over three thousand men, over one thousand women and 25 transgender persons have been tested positive for HIV in KP whereas the number of unregistered patients is many times higher than the registered ones.According to Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) record, individuals related to scrap industry and drug addicts have been affected more by the disease while women suffer owing to blood transfusion and poor equipments used during childbirth.

Govt fully focused to address Dengue virus outbreak : Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 22 (DNA) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza on Sunday said that government is fully focused to address the outbreak of dengue virus in the country.Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday, he said all necessary arrangements are being made regarding outbreak response and coordination among center and provinces has also been increased.Dr Zafar Mirza said more than ten thousand dengue patients have been identified through screening tests across the country, including 2363 from Punjab 2258 from Sindh 1814 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1772 from Balochistan.