Experts at a seminar held on Tuesday to create awareness about the dangers of breast cancer warned that the number of deaths caused by the deadly disease was on the rise in Pakistan, with 83,000 such cases reported and around 40,000 women dying of it every year.
They said breast cancer was the most commonly . . . → Read More: 40,000 Pakistani women lose life to Breast Cancer annually: Experts
(By JOHN LAFORGE) We should be carefully monitoring the oceans after what is certainly the largest accidental release of radioactive contaminants to the oceans in history,” marine chemist Ken Buesseler said last spring.
Instead, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency halted its emergency radiation monitoring of Fukushima’s radioactive plume in May 2011, three months after the . . . → Read More: Threats from Fukushima’s Radiations
IN A dusty yard in Magagasi, a small village in eastern Swaziland, a man in surgical gloves draws Gugu Dlamini’s blood for the third time this year. The health worker lays a drop of it on a small plastic tray and adds a clear solution. The ritual is familiar. Every time a malaria case is . . . → Read More: Ending Malaria
The Indian capital, Delhi, is in the grip of the worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials say.
More than 1,800 cases have been recorded in recent weeks, compared to 1,695 cases for all of 2010. Five deaths have been reported so far.
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Only a minority of children are growing healthily in Pakistan, which is estimated to have more than half the children under the age of five to be stunted or wasted, says the Global Nutrition Report 2015 released on Tuesday.
The report has come at a time when the United Nations member states plan to adopt . . . → Read More: Pakistani Children living in Damaging Circumstances: Report
A young lady associated with the Punjab administration decided to do her job honestly and to the best of her ability. The results were startling. Suddenly there were graphic reports of donkey meat, pork and even meat of dead animals being sold and supplied to eateries. There were also reports of unhygienic conditions . . . → Read More: It’s never too late… Saving Pakistanis
The world is running out of one of the most effective snakebite treatments, putting tens of thousands of lives at risk, warn experts.
Medicins Sans Frontieres says new stocks of Fav-Afrique, which neutralises 10 different snakebites that can occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, are desperately needed.
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