What would humans eat in the future

Richard Morgan, a writer in New York, is the author of a forthcoming memoir, “Born in Bedlam.”

For all its cross-cultural and technological prescience, “Star Trek” — the most prestigious science-fiction universe of all time — was absolutely awful when it came to food. Captain Jean-Luc Picard had the galaxy’s cookbook at his . . . → Read More: What would humans eat in the future

Eating eggs can protect you from diabetes

It is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but now the same statement should be used for eggs as well because eating them daily gives you protection from diabetes.

A study by the University of Eastern Finland shows that eggs are a really useful addition to a . . . → Read More: Eating eggs can protect you from diabetes

Diabetes spreading at an alarming rate in the country

Diabetes is national issue which is emerging at alarming level in continent of South Asia including Pakistan with nearly 7 million patients have been diagnosed so far, said Sir Michael Hirst President International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

Addressing a press conference on sideline of Sanofi 2nd International Diabetes Conference, he said emergence of epidemic was mainly . . . → Read More: Diabetes spreading at an alarming rate in the country

Crisis after crisis

Agriculture serves as the backbone for Pakistan’s economy. The Indus River, the country’s only major river system feeds a network of canals that help irrigate the land and enable the country to produce crops such as cotton and wheat which are the mainstay of Pakistan’s exports. Thus, the fact that Pakistan is speeding towards a . . . → Read More: Crisis after crisis

Polio case reported in Balochistan

The year 2015 got off to an inauspicious start in Balochistan with officials identifying another poliovirus sufferer in Chagai district on Thursday — the first day of the New Year.

According to an official, the poliovirus was detected in 26-month-old Mohammad Shafi son of Zahir, resident of Brab Chah area in union council Aamari . . . → Read More: Polio case reported in Balochistan

USA in grip of Flu, 15 children dead

The United States has officially surpassed the “epidemic” threshold with this season’s flu virus, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC estimates that nearly 7% of all deaths nationwide were due to pneumonia and influenza during the week ending December 20 — the last week . . . → Read More: USA in grip of Flu, 15 children dead

Ebola case reported in Scotland

Officials have confirmed a Scottish healthcare worker has contracted the Ebola virus after a recent trip to Sierra Leone.

The patient entered isolation on Monday at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital, having flown back to Scotland’s largest city late on Sunday on a British Airways flight via Casablanca in Morocco and London’s Heathrow.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola . . . → Read More: Ebola case reported in Scotland

The opium epidemic within Pakistan

More than one million Pakistanis are estimated to be regular opiate (heroin or opium) users with a majority of them hooked on heroin, according to a survey report launched on Thursday.

The report on Drug Use in Pakistan 2013 survey, which was launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at a . . . → Read More: The opium epidemic within Pakistan

A cure for Ebola?

Drugmakers are now pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into developing Ebola vaccines and cures with a clear and immediate need for these products, as an Associated Press story outlines today. But there’s even more that the federal government could be doing to nudge more drugmakers into funding such treatments, according to a health economist . . . → Read More: A cure for Ebola?

Ebola hit new York city doctor

A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned from West Africa recently has tested positive for Ebola at a New York City hospital, the city’s mayor confirmed.

The doctor developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement on Thursday.

The doctor has been . . . → Read More: Ebola hit new York city doctor