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World Environment Day: Pakistan among worst affected countries

KARACHI: Despite being the less greenhouse gases producer country in the world, Pakistan is facing the worst affects of emissions, senior environmental scientist Prof....

Mars recalls some products over salmonella fears

LONDON: Confectioner Mars Inc, owner of the Mars and M&M brands, said on Friday that it had voluntarily recalled some products sold under the...

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

GENEVA: Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the...

Chocolate contains chemicals that boost brain power

Flavanols are natural compounds that boost brain function alongside a range of protective effects, and are found in abundance in cocoa beans. The study, from...

“Brain training” app improves memory in people with cognitive decline

LONDON:  A brain training computer game developed by British neuroscientists has been shown to improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages...

Scientists find protein that regulates skin cancer spread

PARIS: Scientists have pinpointed a cancer protein which controls the disease’s spread from the skin to other organs, and proposed Wednesday that blocking it...

Soldiers who smoke may be more likely to get hurt during training

NEW YORK: Pulled muscles and broken bones are common during military training and even more common among soldiers who smoke, according to a review...

Young kids may have mature biases against overweight people

NEW YORK: Kids may develop an implicit bias against overweight and obese people early in childhood that leads them to make quick judgments based...

China probes academic fraud by cancer researchers

BEIJING: China is investigating claims of academic fraud involving mostly Chinese cancer researchers after more than 100 articles were withdrawn from a foreign medical...

Anti-diabetes drug also ‘lessens kidney, heart disease’ risk

WASHINGTON: An anti-diabetic drug that lowers blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes sufferers also significantly cuts the risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease,...
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