Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Category Archives: Health

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.

‘Radical rethink’ needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: report

‘Radical rethink’ needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: report

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a ‘global treaty’ similar to one for tobacco control.

The truth about the apple cider vinegar diet

The truth about the apple cider vinegar diet

Did you know that there is an ‘apple cider vinegar diet’ for weight-loss and some people actually follow it? In fact, Medicinally, the liquid has been used for centuries for does it really work for weight-loss?Apple cider vinegar comes from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Its high levels of acetic acid and other compounds may be responsible for its supposed health benefits. Most experts prescribe one to two teaspoons before or with meals.

‘150,000 people fall prey to AIDS yearly in Pakistan’

‘150,000 people fall prey to AIDS yearly in Pakistan’

ISLAMABAD: (DNA) – As many as 150,000 people fall prey to AIDS yearly in Pakistan, said Federal Health Minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani, reported on Thursday.Addressing in a ceremony held here today, to mark International AIDS Day, aimed to create awareness about this deadly disease of AIDS, the minister said 33 centres are working to control over HIV / AIDS.

Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson’s

Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson’s disease.The research team at Kyoto University injected induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells — which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body — into the brain of a male patient in his fifties, the university said in a press release.

Air pollution kills 600,000 children every year, WHO report

GENEVA, (DNA) – : Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do, a World Health Organization report said on Monday.