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Half of Pakistanis die from non-communicable diseases

One out of two Pakistanis are at risk of dying from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardio-vascular ailments or cancer By Dr. Rezzan Khan In Pakistan, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2018 data, non-communicable diseases (NCD) now account for 58 percent of total deaths in Pakistan before the age of 70. One out of two Pakistanis are at risk ... Read More »

Turkish tea company Caykur opens factory in Pakistan

Turkish tea company Caykur opens factory in Pakistan

Turkish tea company Caykur opens factory in northern Pakistan Turkey’s state-run tea company Caykur has opened a factory in northern Pakistan. The factory was inaugurated by the General Directorate of Tea Enterprises of Caykur in the Mansehra region, around 200 kilometers from the capital Islamabad. Caykur Chairman Imdat Sutluoglu as well as Yusuf Zafar, the head of Pakistan’s Agricultural Research ... Read More »

More than 95% of world population is breathing dangerously polluted air: study

Beijing hits highest air pollution alert of 2015

More than 95% of Earth’s population breathing dangerously polluted air, finds study More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unhealthy air and the poorest countries are at greater risk, a new report has found. According to the annual State of Global Air Report, published Tuesday by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to an estimated 6.1 million deaths ... Read More »

Japan plans to build elderly caring robots by 2020

Japan plans to build elderly caring robots by 2020

These robots will help old folks stay mentally and socially engaged Japan authorities desire to extend acceptance of generation that would assist fill the distance within the nursing body of workers and will care for 80% of elderly by 2020. Japan is well-known for the longevity of its population but the fact of a rapidly ageing population poses its own ... Read More »

Son of former PM Shaukat Aziz dies of cancer in London

Son of former PM Shaukat Aziz dies of cancer in London

Abid Aziz had been suffering from cancer for the past three years The only son of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, died of a protracted illness in London, he had remained under treatment at several hospitals in US, Germany and UK. Abid Shoukat Aziz, was only 43 and was suffering from cancer. He was under treatment at Royal Free ... Read More »

Japan announces US$4.63 million grant for polio vaccination in Pakistan

Japan announced a grant of five hundred twenty million Yen for polio vaccination in Pakistan

Japan provides 520 million Yen to assist Pakistan’s efforts for Polio Eradication The Government of Japan has announced today to provide a grant of 520 million Yen to support supply of the essential polio vaccine for the case response and mop up vaccination campaigns during the 2017-2018 low transmission season of the poliovirus. The grant notes were signed and exchanged ... Read More »

KP Govt launched the first E-ilaj Online Healthcare Center

Health Minister Shehram  Tarakai inaugurated the first E-ilaj Telemedicine center in Behali, Mansehra Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health department in collaboration with KP Information Technology Board launched the first E-ilaj Telemedicine Center in Behali, District Mansehra. The tele-medicine centre will provide facilities to approximately 23,000 people of the area through online services and would be connected with a central control room in Peshawar. According to sources ... Read More »

Death toll by swine flu in India crosses 1268 this year

Maharashtra has the highest number of 437 deaths to H1N1 infections, followed by Gujarat at 297 India appears to be in the grip of a swine flu, where death toll rises above 1,268 in 2017, with maximum casualties around 400 being reported in ongoing August. According to the official report released, till date total 1,268 swine flu deaths which show ... Read More »

Future Trust partners with Children’s National to launch a genomics center in Pakistan

Future Trust partners with Children’s National to launch a genomics center in Pakistan

The Future Trust and the Children’s National Health System to expand knowledge of Genetic Medicine in Pakistan The Future Trust has partnered with Children’s National, a world leader in children’s health, to launch a unique research partnership to set up a genomics center in Pakistan. “Our partnership with Children’s National will significantly expand knowledge of children’s genetic makeup in Pakistan and lead to better health ... Read More »

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