Category: Health

Do you know sudden heart attack may be caused by low calcium intake?

Do you know sudden heart attack may be caused by low calcium intake?

ISLAMABAD: People with deficiency in calcium in their blood are on a higher risk of experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) than those with optimal levels,  a study...

Guillain–Barré syndrome

Half the world lacks access to essential health services: WHO

13 December 2017 | Tokyo – At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and...

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

Second Polio Case Detected in Karachi in 3 Months

ISLAMABAD: Karachi witnessed its second case of polio within a span of three months, the latest victim being a five-month-old infant who has been diagnosed with the...

WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

WHO has delivered medicines to tackle an outbreak of diphtheria in Yemen, warning that sustained humanitarian access is critical to stopping its spread. The shipment of...

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

Geneva – An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from...

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....