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Australian court increases fine over ‘misleading’ Nurofen


The UK manufacturer of Nurofen has been hit with an increased fine of A$6m (£3.6m; $4.4m) for misleading customers in Australia. Australia’s Federal Court ruled last year that products marketed as targeting specific pains, such as migraines, were actually identical. Reckitt Benckiser was fined A$1.7m in April, but Australia’s consumer watchdog argued the sum was too low. The court agreed ...

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How do we avoid the antibiotics apocalypse?

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Helena Merriman Every year, at least 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections. It is why government scientists have described antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest global threats of the 21st Century. So what are people doing to try to avert the so-called antibiotics apocalypse? Well, it turns out, quite a lot. First, there are those who are trying to get us ...

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Honey that makes your skin glowing


Honey is widely known to be a healthier sweetener and also a natural antibacterial, hence it’s great for acne treatment and prevention. It can help moisturize, fight aging, and fight bacteria. Made by the alchemy of bees collecting nectar, pollen, and resins from flowers is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and healing compounds. How to prepare honey face mask: Skin hydration ...

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World Stroke Day 2016: Healthy tips for preventing stroke


Having a stroke can be a debilitating and life changing event for an individual and their family. Regardless of one’s age or family history, 90 percent of strokes are preventable. In honor of World Stroke Day, the University of the Sciences Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Greg Thielman, PT, MSPT, EdD, shared tips for preventing stroke. Stoke is a disease ...

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Workshop on human and animal health clinical laboratories


Pakistan Academy of Sciences and US National Academy of Sciences jointly organized a workshop on “Strengthening and Sustaining a Network of Public and Animal Health Clinical Laboratories in Pakistan” in Islamabad. The workshop was inaugurated by Engineer Baligh ur Rehman, Federal Minister of State for Education and Professional Training. Leading experts from Pakistan and USA were resource persons. The workshop ...

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Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $3bn to end disease

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a goal that’s even more ambitious than connecting the entire world to the internet: He and his wife want to help eradicate all disease by the end of this century. Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are committing $3 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate basic scientific research. That includes creating research tools — from ...

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Pak elected to IAMRA management committee


Pakistan has been elected member at large to the management committee of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) during the 12th IAMRA international conference held in Melbourne, Australia. IAMRA is an international agency which registers regulatory authorities of various countries. It is easier for the doctors of a country to move and work in another country if his ...

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Pakistani startup doctHERs wins UNICEF award


doctHERs, a Pakistani initiative which uses online technology to match trained junior female doctors with rural women and girls via telemedicine, was honoured at the inaugural Global Goals Awards curated by UN children’s agency UNICEF. Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram, one of the co-founders of doctHERs, received ‘The Campaigner Award’ for her organisation at a ceremony in New York. The social ...

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Surprising beauty uses for Coconut oil


Coconut oil isn’t just for cooking: it’s also a beauty multi-tasker that you can use to hydrate your skin, fight frizz, and reduce premature signs of aging. Go nuts for coconut oil You may have already made the switch to coconut oil in the kitchen, but did you know you can also swap out some of your beauty products for ...

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A Silent Crises – Cancer Scenario in Pakistan


Human factor in making Cancer control program a success Dr. Syed Javaid Khurshid Part-III In the previous two articles, I have discussed the Cancer Scenario in Pakistan and need of a National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) to reduce the number of cancer cases, deaths and to improve the treatment and quality of life of cancer patients. Here I would like ...

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