Experts for years doubted whether polio could be eradicated in India because of the size and diversity of the population and the fact that it has stubbornly persisted in the poorest and hardest to reach communities with the worst sanitation and water.
Two years ago, India was declared polio free in large part because of . . . → Read More: The man behind India’s ‘polio-free’
This year’s fifth polio case was confirmed on Sunday in a child from North Waziristan Agency (NWA), while the vaccination campaign scheduled to begin in Peshawar was postponed due to incomplete security arrangements.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad confirmed the virus in 13-month-old Nadia, a resident of Norak, Bura Khel village in Miranshah . . . → Read More: Immunization postponed due to security concerns
Despite all the efforts put in by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), illicit cigarettes still account for one-fourth of the country’s total cigarette consumption, costing the exchequer more than a quarter of a billion dollars in tax losses, according to an international study. . . . → Read More: Pakistan among top consumers of illicit cigarettes
Entering Green Tea into our database of Life Expectancy Super Foods is hardly a surprise. The health benefits have been so extensively researched the scientific community’s awareness of its potential benefits are well known. Thousands of studies on the benefits of Green Tea can be found in the Pub Med database alone. The evidence could . . . → Read More: Increase your life expectancy
It is barely a month into the new year and healthcare workers and their security personnel continue to be mercilessly targeted. Pakistan has already recorded four cases of polio and the death of three healthcare workers on an anti polio drive.
In the latest incident six policemen on their way to provide security to a . . . → Read More: Polio paralysis
President Barack Obama says smoking pot is no more dangerous than drinking but calls it a “bad idea,” amid a push for legalization in several states.
In comments to The New Yorker magazine published Sunday, the US leader also noted that poor minority youths are more likely to get prison time for using marijuana than . . . → Read More: As states push to legalize marijuana, Obama agrees it isn’t a big deal
PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed and nine others were injured in an explosion near a police mobile van which was on its way for security duty for polio immunisation workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district on Wednesday.
The dead included six policemen and a bystander child.
. . . → Read More: 7 killed in attack on polio security van, Peshawar
KARACHI: Pakistani police say gunmen have attacked two teams of polio workers in the south, killing three members of the teams and wounding a fourth before fleeing.
Police official Pir Mohammad Shah says two female and a male worker were killed in Tuesday’s attacks in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province.
. . . → Read More: 3 polio workers shot dead by terrorists: Karachi
QUETTA - Anti-Polio drive was launched across 32 districts of Balochistan on Monday.
According to Health Department’s officials, some 2.2 million children, including 400,000 in Quetta, will be given polio drops during the campaign, for which 896 teams have been formed.
. . . → Read More: Anti-polio drive launched in Balochistan
There are now far more obese people in the developing world than in richer countries. With the numbers of the obese and overweight nearly quadrupling in the past 30 years, developing countries need to understand the underlying structural factors driving this shift.
While changing diets are identified as the immediate culprit, rapid urbanisation, auto-centric city . . . → Read More: What is causing obesity?