Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery

For obese diabetics in a large U.S. study, weight-loss surgery was linked with a significant reduction in long-term rates of major cardiovascular problems. The study doesn’t prove that surgery caused the better... Read more »

Govt launches ‘first-ever’ WhatsApp polio helpline

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Babar Bin Atta announced on Monday the launch of a first-ever WhatsApp helpline where people can ask questions about the polio programme, lodge complaints... Read more »

Pakistani doctors announce to cross LoC for helping Kashmiris in IoK

LAHORE: Pakistani doctors have taken a great initiative to support people suffering miserable situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir by announcing to cross the ceasefire line for providing medical services... Read more »

More child arsenic cases found in former French mining town

TOULOUSE: French authorities said Wednesday that 10 more children living near what used to be the world’s biggest arsenic mine have tested above-recommended levels for the toxic element, stoking parents’ fears that... Read more »

Stop adding THC to e-cigarettes: health authorities

Americans who use e-cigarettes should avoid adding substances like cannabis and buying products off the street — or consider refraining altogether — while authorities investigate hundreds of cases of severe lung disease... Read more »

UN chief visits DR Congo’s restive Ebola-hit east

GOMA: UN chief Antonio Guterres arrived Saturday in the troubled east of DR Congo, expressing “solidarity” with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic. The secretary-general started his three-day tour... Read more »

Govt committed to make environment plastic-free: Malik Amin

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam has said that government was committed to making environment plastic-free, Radio Pakistan reported. In a statement, he said we have received... Read more »

Vaccines group seeks $7.4 billion to save up to 8 million lives

TOKYO: The GAVI global vaccines alliance on Friday called on donors for $7.4 billion to help immunize 300 million children against life-threatening diseases between 2021 and 2025, and save up to eight... Read more »

Four European states lose measles eradication status

Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging countries... Read more »