Personalized drug to fight cancer

Evan Rose’s cancer should have killed him.

The surgeries to remove tumors that grew in his throat because of his sarcoma left him without a larynx. He now breathes through a hole in his neck, a stoma, and when he speaks he sounds as if he has a . . . → Read More: Personalized drug to fight cancer

A national drive starts for a clean Pakistan

FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Waste Management Company Managing Director Amjad Ali Awan on Thursday said waste workers had collecting over 50,000 tons waste from 670 sites in the city.

He said a mechanism had been devised to remove garbage heaps from the city.

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The art of traditional cheese making in danger

Is the Food and Drug Administration waging a war on artisanal cheese?

The answer depends on your perspective. But this much is certain: An FDA official’s remarks to New York regulators about using wooden boards to age cheese has caused an uproar in the domestic industry and raised questions about the status of imported cheeses . . . → Read More: The art of traditional cheese making in danger

Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio

The Ministry of Health, Organisation of the Islamic Conference and Islamic Development Bank have invited Imam-e-Kaaba Abdul Rahman al Sudais to attend the International Ulema Conference on Polio Eradication.

To be held in Islamabad from June 15 to 16, the event is expected to draw at least 50-60 religious dignitaries and . . . → Read More: Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio

A map of killer diseases

Using data from the World Health Organization, we labeled every country in the world with the disease that caused the most deaths within the nation.

Click on the map below to see an enlarged version

 

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Action against those who will tamper health data

LAHORE: Health Department Director General Zahid Pervaiz on Thursday directed Health EDOs to ensure implementation of the Chief Minister’s Health Reforms Roadmap and focus on achieving 80 per cent immunisation coverage.

He said officials should also ensure 90 per cent deliveries by trained birth attendants by December 2015 to achieve the millennium development goals.

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Saudi Arabia decides to push chocolate bars through pork test

Unease has gripped Saudi Arabia as its Food and Drug Authority scrambles to test Cadbury’s chocolates for traces of pork DNA after two of the company’s products in Malaysia were found to violate the Islamic standard.

Pork is strictly prohibited in Islam, and Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of the religion, is a country . . . → Read More: Saudi Arabia decides to push chocolate bars through pork test

30 month old Malala becomes 6th victim of polio in Karachi

With travel restrictions imposed by the World Health Organisation on Pakistan to check the spread of the poliovirus just a day away from being implemented, another polio case was detected in the city on Thursday.

A 30-month-old girl, Malala, daughter of Nazeeruddin, is the sixth victim of the crippling viral disease the health authorities have . . . → Read More: 30 month old Malala becomes 6th victim of polio in Karachi

Have a glass of sewage water

College students in the garrison city are being forced to drink water tainted with sewage, contaminated due to a faulty sewerage system which has been mixing effluent with the water supply lines in at least eight colleges of Rawalpindi.

A letter available with Dawn reveals that the education department has asked the provincial building department . . . → Read More: Have a glass of sewage water

GMO grains and oils banned in Chinese Army

The Chinese army has ordered all military supply stations to only allow the purchase of non-GMO grain and food oil due to health safety concerns over GMOs.

This move by the Chinese army is being seen as yet another step towards the Chinese government’s expected ban on the import of all GMO grains . . . → Read More: GMO grains and oils banned in Chinese Army