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  • Raising breast cancer awareness

    October 13, 2017 2:00 PM 33

    LAHORE - The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre observed the International Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Thursday by arranging a grand dissemination seminar on the hospital premises. Famous cricketer from Pakistani team of women Sana Mir was chief guest, as she is ambassador of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital breast cancer awareness

  • Young breast cancer survivors fight to be seen

    October 13, 2017 2:00 PM 44

    Young breast cancer survivors fight to be seen A mother to a thriving 8-year-old, Bunt usually spends her days working in her family's legal headhunting firm and caring for her daughter. She has long brown hair, with no evidence of the toll of chemotherapy. And strangers don't know about the surgery scars that stretch over her chest and behind her right

  • Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults are now obese, CDC says

    October 13, 2017 4:07 AM 40

    In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory. In addition, just under 2 in 10 American children — those between 2 and 19 years of age — are now considered obese as well. The new measure of the nation’s weight problem, released early Friday by statisticians from the Centers for Disease

  • FDA advisers endorse gene therapy to treat form of blindness

    October 13, 2017 12:01 AM 45

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday, as federal health advisers endorsed the experimental gene therapy for patients with an inherited condition that gradually destroys eyesight. The panel experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously in favor

  • Spark’s Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness Gets Closer to Approval

    October 12, 2017 7:48 PM 50

    A treatment that can stop patients from going blind is poised to be the first gene therapy for an inherited condition approved in the U.S., in what would be a major scientific milestone -- and also open the door for record-breaking drug prices and novel ways to pay for them. Spark Therapeutics Inc.’s Luxturna therapy crossed a key hurdle Thursday when it won backing

  • Thousands of British women won’t be wearing a bra TOMORROW – here’s why

    October 12, 2017 7:00 PM 37

    October is breast cancer awareness month in the UK and tomorrow women around the country will be gong sans bras in support of the cause. Over 50,000 British women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and as a result No Bra Day is growing in popularity. The movement first started in 2011 and support spread rapidly with the help of social media with women

  • On the outside, Paul seemed successful. Inside, he was battling clinical depression

    October 12, 2017 3:03 PM 31

    Paul Thompson says anyone can recover from mental health issues with the right support Mental ill-health does not discriminate. Anyone can be affected at any time and it does not matter how old you are, what you look like, or how much money you have. Some one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any one year, and Paul Thompson, from Wellesbourne

  • Anthrax wipes out 110 hippos and 20 buffalo in the Bwabwata National Park

    October 12, 2017 1:46 PM 25

    Around 110 hippos and 20 buffalo have been wiped out in the Kavango East Region, in the Bwabwata National Park due to Anthrax. Senior officials from the Directorate of Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and senior officials from the Directorate of Parks and Wildlife in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism are visiting

  • BONMEH advocates workplace mental health policies

    October 12, 2017 4:00 AM 39

    That is why Botswana Network for Mental Health (BONMEH) has called on the business community in Botswana to have comprehensive mental health policies. According to BONMEH spokesperson, Charity Kennedy, these mental health problems have a direct impact on workplaces through increased absenteeism, reduced productivity, and increased costs. She said this at a media

  • Obesity In Children And Teens Rose Sharply Worldwide Over Past 4 Decades

    October 11, 2017 9:12 PM 31

    In just over four decades, obesity levels in children and teenagers have risen dramatically worldwide, though that rise has been far from uniform. In a new study published online Tuesday, British researchers and the World Health Organization say those levels have plateaued lately in high-income countries, "albeit at high levels," while the rise in obesity