Category: Health

180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents: UNICEF

NEW YORK, 20 November 2017 – Despite global progress, 1 in 12 children worldwide live in countries where their prospects today are worse than those of their parents,...

A polio team vaccinates children in the Aghbarg neighbourhood of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, Pakistan. Photo: UNICEF/Asad Zaidi

Pakistan Launches 3-Day Anti-Polio Campaign

ISLAMABAD: A three-day anti-polio campaign begins in Karachi, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Rawalpindi, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit...

In Lahore, Smog Has Become a ‘Fifth Season’

In Lahore, Smog Has Become a ‘Fifth Season’

LAHORE: For nearly two weeks, Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, has been like one huge airport smokers’ lounge. But Abid Omar’s jaw still dropped on...

Only 36 percent Pakistanis getting safe drinking water: WHO report

Only 36 percent Pakistanis getting safe drinking water: WHO report

ISLAMABAD: Only 36 percent Pakistani population on average, including 41 percent urban and 32 percent rural is using safe drinking water in the country, a world Health...

Four malnourished infants die in Tharparkar in 24 hours

Four malnourished infants die in Tharparkar in 24 hours

THARPARKAR: Four newborn babies lost their lives due to under-nourishment and other related diseases in Tharparkar over 24 hours, the Sindh health department said....

Woman gives birth to two babies conceived a month apart in Turkey's first ever superfetation case

Woman gives birth to two babies conceived a month apart in Turkey’s first ever superfetation case

A Turkish woman from western Izmir province gave birth to two babies Oct. 6, but the two children were not exactly traditional twins. The particularity of Sevinç...

Acid attack survivor Resham Khan shares incredible photo of her recovery

Acid attack survivor Resham Khan shares incredible photo of her recovery

NEWS DESK: An aspiring model who suffered horrific facial burns in UK after allegedly being doused with acid on her 21st birthday has shared a new selfie showing her...

Introverts more likely to suffer disrupted sleep: study

Introverts more likely to suffer disrupted sleep: study

NEWS DESK: How easy you find drifting off at night could be down to your personality, a new study has shown. According to research carried out on 1,000 Americans,...

Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia: A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. The non-profit...

Italy heatwave and drought spark killer wildfires

Italy heatwave and drought spark killer wildfires

ROME: A heatwave that has left Italy sweltering in record temperatures sparked wildfires Thursday which claimed the life of one elderly woman and forced the closure of a...