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Fish oil cuts heart attack threat, vitamin D lowers chances of cancer death

A large US study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the odds of stroke or of getting...

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Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers focused on a common cause of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal stenosis, which occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. The condition often develops as people age, but nicotine’s constriction...

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The mysterious, ancient Nine Domes Mosque of northern Afghanistan

BALKH: In the white dusty plains of northern Afghanistan, archaeologists are seeking to unravel the secrets of one of the oldest mosques in the world, whose structure is still standing after a thousand years of solitude. The Nine Domes Mosque, named for the cupolas that once crowned its intricately decorated columns, glimmers with remnants of the blue lapis lazuli stones...

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Renowned chef Zubaida Tariq passes away in Karachi after brief illness

KARACHI: Renowned chef Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, passed away on Friday night after a protracted illness, her brother Anwar Maqsood confirmed. She was 72. Family sources have confirmed that Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, is no more and her funeral prayers will take place after Jumma prayers in Defence Housing Authority’s (DHA) Sultan Masjid. Zubaida Tariq...

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India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

AGRA: India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest tourist attraction. Millions of mostly Indian tourists visit the Taj Mahal every year and their numbers are increasing steadily as domestic travel becomes easier. Experts say the vast crowds increase wear and tear...

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Mahira Khan reacts to Trump’s remarks against Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan reacted to a tweet by US president Donald Trump, attacking Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018. As we entered the year 2018, the US President Donald Trump tweeted: " The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing...

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Informal caregiving linked to sleep problems

For people who are in the workforce already, the added burden of unpaid caregiving for a family member or loved one may lead to insomnia and other sleep issues, according to a large study from Sweden. Researchers found that the likelihood of sleep problems rose with the number of hours spent in unpaid caregiving, and when caregiving stopped, sleep disturbances...

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Drinking hot tea linked to lowered glaucoma risk

People who drink hot tea daily may be less likely than others to develop glaucoma symptoms, US researchers say. Compared to coffee, soft drink and iced tea drinkers, study participants who consumed a cup or more of hot caffeinated tea daily had 74 percent lower odds of having glaucoma, the study authors report in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. “Glaucoma...

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Quarter of Earth’s land will be drier under 2 C warming: study

PARIS: More than a quarter of Earth's land surface will become "significantly" drier even if humanity manages to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, the goal espoused in the Paris Agreement, scientists said on Monday. But if we contain average warming to 1.5 C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), this will be limited to about a tenth -- sparing two-thirds of...

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Let’s Have a look, who is going to have a ‘Birthday Bash’ this week ..

It has now become a trend to celebrate birthdays everyday of your loved ones. Likewise, famous celebrities are also following this course. So, who's gonna celebrate birthday this week ? Let's check it out: January 1st: Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr. born in 1969 is a famous American actor. He kick start his career in 1990 in small feature films. His best movie...

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Cold Canada forced to cancel some New Year’s events

OTTAWA: Canadians pride themselves on living with cold weather -- but sub-zero temperatures proved too much even for them Friday, with concerts canceled and ski hills closed for safety reasons during an extreme year-end cold snap. Temperatures almost reached -58 F (-50 C) in two central Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg. In the capital Ottawa, meanwhile, authorities announced the cancelation...

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5 Beautiful Valleys of Pakistan: a Must Visit

God has blessed Pakistan with the most beautiful and finest valleys on this earth. They are basically in the Northern areas of Pakistan.They say; 'a think of a beauty is a joy forever' .One, who wants to spend his life in content should visit the amazing sites of Pakistan. Some of them are: Kalash Valley: Kalash Valley is located in...

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Fashion, Lifestyle: Capturing it with different angle

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Everyone dreams big. This tends to be the aspiration of every youngster that has the vision of inspiring others. Karachi is the city of huge talents, hope and the city to do something unique. This amounts to be the distinctive feature of few individuals who dream high but corroborate their talent with hard work, passion with...

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Hazara women in Quetta find a safe space in social venture

QUETTA: Working at "Hazara", a restaurant in Quetta, is a potentially deadly political act: all of the greasy spoon´s employees are female members of a Shiite ethnic minority often targeted by extremists. The outlet is named after the ethnic Hazara who make up a large part of Pakistan´s Shiite minority, which accounts for about 20 percent of the country´s 207-million...

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UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement pictures

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement. Lubomirski, a former assistant to Mario Testino, famed for his photos of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, took the pictures this week at the royal retreat of Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle, west of...

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Jemima accepts Salman Ahmad’s invitation to visit Pakistan after 15 years

ISLAMABAD: Former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Jemima Glodsmith has accepted famous vocalist Salman Ahmad’s invitation to visit Pakistan in 2018. According to sources, Jemima has accepted Salman Ahmad’s invitation, who is a close friend of Imran. While we're amplifying the Good News: I'm thrilled that @Jemima_Khan has responded positively to my invite to visit (Naya) Pakistan...

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Ranveer Singh shares a selfie movement alongside Deepika’s father Prakash Padukone

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh met with the father of his rumoured girlfriend Deepika and bonded with the Indian tennis legend as his fan boy. Ranveer also took a selfie with Prakash Padukone and shared it on the social networking sites. He captioned it, “god of badminton.” The Indian star met several other sportsmen including Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra, Geet Sethi...

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