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Pakistan’s polio program no longer on-track: WHO

Pakistan’s polio eradication program is no longer on-track, noted the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee, convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and the implementation of the WHO Temporary Recommendations in Afghanistan, DR Congo, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Somalia. Regarding Pakistan, …

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World No Tobacco Day being observed today

World No Tobacco Day is being observed on Friday (May 31). The day aims to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on …

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Dr Zafar Mirza in Geneva to attend World Health Assembly

Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza Monday reached Geneva as head of Pakistani delegation to attend 194 nations World Health Assembly. On his arrival, he said today’s world health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defense against …

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Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes

Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests. Smoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new …

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