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Blueberries – Heart Friendly Fruit

Blueberries are rich sources of polyphenols called anthocyanins, which give them their distinctive color. Journal of Gerontology claims in new research that ‘Blue’ in the blueberries can help lower down the blood pressure. It is said that a daily intake of about 200 grams of blueberries for about a month …

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Unhealthy Diet – A Spree Killer

Unhealthy western diets especially those which are high in salt and lacking fruit or fiber are responsible for more deaths around the globe than smoking and hypertension, a study has suggested. Unhealthy food is one of the biggest drivers of cancer, heart diseases and diabetes. Around 11 million deaths were …

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Spread of Polio virus and Pakistan

Pakistan’s threat of polioviruses can only be tackled when every child entering the country is made polio-free by vaccination provided the improvements in living and housing standards of the low-income class. Afghanistan and Nigeria are still endemic with the polioviruses. Cross-border movements of citizens made zero reports about cases of …

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Polio and Pakistan:

The number of reported polio cases in 2018 is 8 in Pakistan and the number of reported cases in neighbouring Afghanistan is 22 as per figures indicated by World Health Organisation. Afghanistan and Nigeria are still endemic with the polio viruses but WHO figures show gruesome situation for Pakistan. 8 …

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FGM; The Cut:

Millions of girls alive today have undergone the female genital multilation; a practice which involves the partial or complete removal of female external genitalia. It mostly happens in Middle East, Africa, Asia but also prevalent in USA, Europe and Latin America. FGM is usually performed between infancy and the age …

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