Health

One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath. Her mother Safaa Issa Kaheel, then nine months pregnant, was brought into a crowded

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan looks forward to working closely with World Health Organization (WHO) to fight diseases, disability and ensuring equity in the provision of health services, said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday. During a meeting with Director General WHO

Heartburn sufferers who don’t feel better with standard treatment, but who have no detectable reflux, tend to have greater distress and worse quality of life, according to a new study. Photo:File Heartburn sufferers who don’t feel better with standard treatment,

PESHAWAR: Pakistan is water-stressed country and is nearing the threshold of water scarcity, said World Wide Fund-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan. Access to safe drinking water in rural and urban areas is declining and provision of potable water is

PESHAWAR: Dengue claimed two more lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 52 in the province. According to the Dengue Response Unit of the health department, the deceased have been identified as 65-year-old Mehar Taj, wife

FILE PHOTO: A Pakistani migrant threatens to hang himself from a utility pole during a demonstration inside the Moria registration centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, April 6, 2016. Photo: REUTERS/file ATHENS: A mental health emergency is unfolding in

GENEVA: The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday. Childhood and teen obesity

COPENHAGEN: Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite “slowly” improving air quality on the continent, the EU´s environment authority said Wednesday. Although data from the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals some encouraging signs,

Children who are bullied during their pre-teen years may experience mental health issues like anxiety and depression, but a study of twins suggests that some victims may not experience lasting psychological problems. Researchers examined data on about 11,000 twins born

Pakistan’s Sania Nishtar to head WHO’s commission on noncommunicable diseases Dr Sania Nishtar. Photo: File  UNITED NATIONS: The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which will be led by