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Experts reveal bats with Covid-like viruses found in Laos

International experts sent to China by the World Health Organization (WHO) in January concluded that it was most likely that the SARS-CoV-2 virus jumped from bats to humans via an intermediate animal.

Covid stats see a dip in Pakistan; a ray of hope?

As economic activities reach a stalemate in the wake of lockdown measures, Pakistan’s troubles have only multiplied. To ensure that the curve remains flattened and daily activities related to livelihood remain seamless to an extent, the NCOC is working untiringly to make ends meet.

Hong Kong Police catches $7.3m smuggled drugs from Pakistan

Hong Kong Police arrest two brothers in connection with the 1500 consignments of bedding coming from Pakistan, laden with illegal drugs. It has successfully disrupted up to 910 kg of drug supplies from entering the market in the first half of this year

Pakistan donates PPEs to Afghanistan for the fight against COVID-19

Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority has donated Personal Protection Equipment to Afghanistan to combat Covid-19.

Punjab government threatens to block non-vaccinated citizens’ sim cards

Punjab health authority has announced that citizens who refuse to get their covid vaccination jabs will have their mobile services blocked.

Research reveals children have stronger antibody response to Covid

Children who are 10 and younger produce more antibodies in response to coronavirus infection than adolescents and adults, a study showed Monday. The authors of the paper, which appeared in...

New study can help treat anxiety disorders

Researchers in Italy have identified structural and functional differences in the brains of people with temporary and chronic anxiety. These differences may serve to improve the diagnosis and treatment...

Good news for students: study reveals how sleep boosts learning

Two distinct sleep stages appear to play vital, complementary roles in learning: one stage enhances overall performance, while the other stabilizes what we learned the previous day. Scientists have...

Op-ed: Obesity and sedentary lifestyle

The world has gone to two extremes with the passage of time, on one hand, countries with surplus food have been hit by a pandemic of obesity, on the other hand,...

New weapons for never ending war against cancer: treatments, vaccines

More effective therapies, nanotechnology and even the prospect of vaccinating for certain tumours: battles may slowly be starting to turn in the never-ending war against cancer. The second leading cause...

Tips to help you ‘Sleep Better Tonight’

Do you have trouble getting enough sleep at night? Join the crowd -- the bleary-eyed, cranky, exhausted crowd. An estimated three out of four American adults have trouble sleeping...

‘The people of Pakistan are so nice’ K2 climbers tell the world

The Nepalese mountaineers, who recently scaled the world’s second-highest peak –Pakistan’s K2- in winter, have felt a deep attraction for the hospitality of Pakistani people, reaffirming the world’s stance...

Does vitamin A help reduce skin cancer risk?

Vitamin A is a nutrient that is essential for maintaining good health, but could consuming it help lower the risk of skin cancer? One new study has found a...

Can red hot chili peppers extend your life

The spice that adds punch to your favorite Kung Pao chicken, Tex-Mex chili or Indian curry may also help save your life. Preliminary research shows that eating chili pepper may...

Op-ed: How Social Welfare helped Pakistan out of its first pandemic in 1950

Partition was the first pandemic we faced in Pakistan and COVID-19 is the second. The first batch of social workers was selected in 1953, to be trained for training sponsored...

Op-ed: Advertising companies play with one’s mind and increase unnecessary desires

In this modern era of advertisement and media, ads often influence people. The advertisement process is a technique for introducing products or services among people. Ads are used for...

Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic consequences we’ll face in 2021

With progress in efforts for Covid-19 vaccines and predictions for when the population will receive them, there seems to be a light at the end of the long, harrowing...

A new series of exercises to relieve you of your lower back pain

Chronic lower back pain can make the most routine tasks difficult but a new study suggests patients can learn new, practical, and less painful ways to move through individualized...