ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found 12 out of 77 bottled water brands unsafe for human consumption. Twelve out of 77 bottled water brands are unsafe, says the PCRWR quarterly-year (April-June) report. According to the 15-page report, Nadiq Water, Pan Pure, Maz Fresh, Marjan, Vina, Aqua-One, Active, Nation, Hamaliya, Aqua National, Pineo and Asal Pio Na, are unsafe and a major cause of serious health hazards.
LAHORE, Feb 28: A senior ENT surgeon of Allama Iqbal Medical College/Jinnah Hospital, Prof Dr Rashid Zia, has said the prevalence of profound hearing loss in Pakistan is 1.6 per cent per 1,000 population and the ratio is increasing every year.
The three countries where polio is still endemic - Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan - are conducting aggressive immunization campaigns to vaccinate more children against the disease. Experts say with India now polio-free and the total number of cases at the lowest level ever, this is an opportunity to change history and irradicate the disease entirely.
PARIS: Conflict in Afghanistan and vaccination problems in Pakistan have led to a rise in polio cases there, imperilling efforts to wipe out the disease worldwide, a study said Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD: More than 30 percent of cancers can be prevented by lifestyle changes, the World Health Organization said Friday, on the eve of World Cancer Day.
Among key risk factors for cancer are tobacco and alcohol consumption, a diet low in fruit and vegetable intake and lack of physical activity.
"Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer causing 22 percent of global cancer deaths and 71 percent of global lung cancer deaths," the UN health agency said.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has informally been warned by the World Health organization (WHO) to control spreading of the diseases including polio, HIV aides and hepatitis in the country on emergency basis otherwise it would be placed among the countries on ‘watch’ where the international travelers visiting or coming out of it would be required to inform to the organization under world body about their movement.
ISLAMABAD - World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged governments to protect the public from exposure to secondhand smoke by implementing smoke-free air policies in all enclosed public spaces. In its call to action, WHO commemorates 10 years since the two holy cities of Makkah and MAdina were declared smoke-free by releasing the report entitled Tobacco-free cities for smoke-free air: A case study in Mecca and Medina.This report is pivotal for other cities and countries looking to take forward their smoke-free air agenda.
KARACHI, Nov 9: Though a critical subject directly linked to the people`s wellbeing, hospital waste and its proper disposal has never been on the priority list of this government or that of the previous ones.
ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI, Sept 8: A doctor working at the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Rawalpindi and five patients admitted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) in Islamabad tested positive for dengue virus on Thursday.