Freaky Phobias That Actually Exist

Freaky Phobias That Actually Exist

Fear is one of the most basic human emotions. Fear helps to protect us. It makes us alert to danger and prepares us to deal with it. But a "Phobia" is an intense fear reaction to a particular thing or a situation. It is an extreme, irrational fear of a specific object or situation, despite knowing the fact that it is actually not dangerous or harmful. But then a phobia is a phobia. No matter how much someone reassures you that the said thing isn’t going to harm you, you still run miles…continue reading →
Anti-polio campaign kicks off in Karachi, FATA and Punjab

Anti-polio campaign kicks off in Karachi, FATA and Punjab

(WEB DEK) – Pakistan is a country who is still battling against Polio. Hit by several polio cases in last few years Pakistan was under threat to get traveling sanctions from the countries around the globe. Government of Pakistan took initiatives battle against the polio and starts many anti-polio campaigns in recent years. Under those initiatives an anti-polio campaign kicks off in FATA, Punjab and Karachi today. Polio teams are going house-to-house to vaccinate children under five years of age against the crippling disease. About nine hundred thousand children are being administered anti-polio…continue reading →
Fascinating Facts About Sleep

Fascinating Facts About Sleep

"Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together." Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health and quality of life. Although we're supposed to be sleeping 7-9 hours each night, not just on vacations. Most of us average less than that. Check out these fascinating facts about sleep you probably didn't know. Hopefully, they really will put you to sleep. 1. The word “sleep” derives from the Proto-European…continue reading →
Smoking takes six million lives annually: WHO

Smoking takes six million lives annually: WHO

ANKARA (AA) - The use of deadly smoking products of the tobacco industry costs the world economies over $1 trillion annually in healthcare spending plus six million lives, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) release about 'the economics of tobacco and tobacco control' report on Tuesday. WHO stated that there were globally 1.1 billion tobacco smokers aged 15 or older, with around 80 percent living in low- and middle-income countries, and more than 225 million smokers live in poverty. "The tobacco industry and the deadly impact of its products cost the world’s economies more…continue reading →
Clobber cold in winter

Clobber cold in winter

There is usually a seasonal outbreak of cold and flu in winter. Many viruses can cause illness, typically cause a high temperature (fever), aches and pains in muscles and joints, a cough and various other symptoms. While there are no sure-fire cold treatments, there are still things you can do. Unfortunately, cold viruses are very contagious, and even the healthiest of individuals can contract a cold. Health officials recommend flu shots and frequent hand washing for protection during this season’s flu outbreak, dietitians point to another significant defense weapon: healthy foods. Even so,…continue reading →
Fight against polio, 3-day anti-polio campaign starts in Pakistan

Fight against polio, 3-day anti-polio campaign starts in Pakistan

KARACHI, DEC 19, (DNA) – A three-day anti-polio drive on Monday has begun across the Pakistan. Over 1.5 million children below the age of five would be administered polio drops in Karachi. 44,654 polio teams have been constituted to achieve the target. Nearly 2.5 million children in Balochistan will be inoculated polio vaccine for which, 9,287 teams and 8099 mobile teams have been formed. Sources told that 815 fixed points and 373 transit points have been established. On the other hand, more than 40,000 children in Gilgit would be administered anti polio drops.continue reading →
Pfizer’s cancer drug found effective in late stages

Pfizer’s cancer drug found effective in late stages

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Monday its cancer drug, Bosulif, was found effective in a late-stage study on previously untreated patients with a form of blood and bone marrow cancer that is characterized by the abnormal production of white blood cells. Most people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have a genetic mutation, called the Philadelphia chromosome, which causes the bone marrow to make an enzyme that triggers the development of abnormal and unhealthy white blood cells. Bosulif is already approved to treat adults with Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) CML who are resistant…continue reading →
Heart Attack risk higher in young adult smokers

Heart Attack risk higher in young adult smokers

(Reuters) - For young adults who smoke, the risk of a major heart attack is 8 times higher than for their peers who never smoked or who gave it up, a UK study found. Older adults who smoke are also more likely than non-smokers their age to end up with heart attacks, researchers say. Many people underestimate the health risks that come with smoking, said senior author Dr. Ever Grech, of the South Yorkshire Cardiothoracic Center at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. "Many patients seem aware there are some risks of a…continue reading →
Derision Dental Facts

Derision Dental Facts

We take dentistry very grimly. But believe it or not, teeth can be whoopee! Here are some nutsy dental facts that will make you grin and improve your health as well. Toothache? Kiss a donkey It was customary during the middle ages to kiss a donkey if you had a toothache. Thank goodness for modern dentistry. 48% of young adults have untagged themselves from a photo on Facebook because of their smile This is because smiling affects your overall attitude and is an important part of human interaction. If you are smiling less…continue reading →
Dreams, do they really have any meaning?

Dreams, do they really have any meaning?

Writer: Wendy Owen Dreams come from your subconscious mind as a means of processing and sorting information. But the truth is no one really knows what causes dreams and why some folk seem to have vivid colorful dreams and others have short uneventful ones. Dreams mainly occur during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. REM occurs every one and a half hours during the sleep cycle. During REM the eyes move from side to side and the body is relaxed and almost incapable of movement. Have you ever told people, "I never dream"? Well…continue reading →