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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...

Op-ed: the KTH mishap; do we need a new set of hospital reforms?

Healthcare reform involves orchestrating a policy change, mediated through governance, management, and financial interventions. The aim is to improve the ways in which health care is better delivered to...

4 Pakistanis make the Forbes 30 under 30 list

Every year, Forbes releases its 30 under 30 list of the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders and stars below the age of thirty, as the name suggests. For its list...

Are Pakistan’s health systems prepared for a COVID-19 vaccine?

With dozens of viable candidates pushing through clinical trials, it is possible that a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in Pakistan as early as 1st or second quarter of...

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Urea exports: Massive opportunity for the economy of Pakistan

There is a need to recognize that locally manufactured urea can become one of the top exports of Pakistan without any additional investments by the industry, which can be an essential component for the government’s Vision 2025 which seeks to elevate Pakistan’s position from a lower middle income to an upper-middle income country by pursuing an ambitious, export-led growth strategy.