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Pakistan and Afghanistan are fighting last battle to wipe out polio

A health worker vaccinates a child against polio outside her home during Polio – National Immunisation Day (NID, while her sisters watching in Sherpow in Landhi town, Karachi Pakistan.

Polio can be eradicated only if injectable vaccines are added to oral drop campaigns By Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – Eradicating poliomyelitis, the crippling childhood disease, now hinges critically on a programme of adding the injectable, inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to the existing oral polio vaccine (OPV) drives in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last reservoirs of the wild virus. Pakistan, ... Read More »

Al Shifa Trust launches first children eye hospital in Islamabad

Pakistano President Mamnoon Hussain inaugurated the country’s first children eye hospital by Al-Shifa Trust

Services of Al-Shifa trust to save millions of eye sights: President Mamnoon Husain   RAWALPINDI –  Pakistan’s first children eye hospital is a gift to the society which will play a leading role in combating the disease of blindness among children in the country, President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday The hospital will not only cater for the people of Pakistan but ... Read More »

Australian fashion expert train Pakistani women entrepreneurs

Students at Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design sharing their projects with Heidi

Australians and Pakistanis share a passion for style and design, says Australian High Commissioner while highlighting the significant role of textile and clothing industries in Pakistan’s growth and development By Sana Jamal KARACHI (Pakistan)- Australian fashion design trainer, Heidi Phillips, visited Lahore and Karachi this week to assist Pakistani women entrepreneurs in fashion and textiles business to reach international markets, ... Read More »

Dolce & Gabbana launches Hijab and Abaya collection

Dolce & Gabbana launches Hijab and Abaya collection

The Italian fashion house is the latest brand to cater to Muslim women—deemed by Fortune to be “the next untapped fashion market.” According to a report by Thomson Reuters, Muslim women are expected to spend $484 billion on clothing and shoes by 2019. On Tuesday, Italian haute couture house Dolce & Gabbana unveiled its first-ever hijab and abaya collection for Muslim women, via Style.com/Arabia. The stunning yet ... Read More »

Pakistan announces Health cards to benefit poor families

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses a gathering at the launching ceremony of National Health Program in Islamabad on December 31, 2015

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today launched National Health Program for free medical treatment, of the poor and destitute people. “It is our duty to provide the best medical care to poor people and this program is just a step further in executing our responsibility,” PM Nawaz said at the inaugural ceremony of the National Health Program. Nawaz Sharif said ... Read More »

Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies born with brain damage

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More than 2,400 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported this year in 20 Brazilian states, compared with 147 cases last year. Doctors are investigating 29 related infant deaths. Microcephaly results in babies being born with abnormally small heads that cause, often serious, developmental issues and sometimes early death. As a result, six states have declared a state of emergency. ... Read More »

Sleep study: Our Ancestors only slept for up to 7 hours a day

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Lights, TV, smartphones and computers are often blamed for depriving modern humans of sleep. But a new study suggests that our prehistoric ancestors didn’t get any more than 7 hours of a sleep a day. The new study, published in the journal Current Biology, also finds that temperature played a greater role than light in shaping sleeping patterns. Prof Jerome ... Read More »

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