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‘Vaping’ trend worries health experts in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Health experts on Tuesday called for public awareness on rising usage of electronic cigarettes among teenagers and the negative health impact of tobacco on health, as well as to advocate for effective e-cigarette control policies in the country. Talking to a private news channel, lung specialist Prof Dr Javed Khan stressed on the need for more rigorous anti-tobacco campaigns...

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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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Alicia Keys left voiceless at Thai mall launch

A three day, $30 million launch party for Bangkok´s biggest and flashiest mall got off to a rocky start on Friday night when its star guest Alicia Keys was briefly left voiceless by a dodgy sound system. The 15-time Grammy Award winning artist was the main event late Friday at the $1.6 billion IconSiam, the latest massive mall development to...

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Actor Idris Elba named sexiest man alive by People magazine

LOS ANGELES: Actor Idris Elba, who James Bond fans are campaigning to be the next person to play 007, was named the sexiest man alive on Monday by People magazine. The London-born actor, 46, said he didn’t believe it when the magazine told him. “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’” Elba told the celebrity publication. “Looked in the...

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Mrs. Shoaib Malik shares first picture of baby Izhaan

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza shared the first picture of baby Izhaan on her Instagram account. On Tuesday morning, Sania and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik were blessed with a son. Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the tennis ace shared a picture of Izhaan whose face was turned towards a television on which the Pakistan, New Zealand match was being screened....

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Shoaib and Sania welcome baby boy in the world #BabyMirzaMalik

KARACHI: Sports power couple Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza on Tuesday morning became parents to a baby boy. "Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah," Malik wrote on Twitter. "Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled," the 36-year old all-rounder added. Excited to announce: Its a boy,...

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Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed to New Zealand for final leg of Pacific tour

WELLINGTON: Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan were treated to a ceremonial welcome in New Zealand on Sunday where they arrived for the final leg of their Pacific tour, their first international royal tour since marrying in May. The royal couple, who have already visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga, were received at Wellington airport by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The...

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Meghan joins Prince Harry to meet royal fans after rest

Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain´s Prince Harry, emerged from her break from official duties Monday to greet excited fans on the stunning World Heritage-listed Fraser Island during the royal couple´s Australian tour. The Duchess of Sussex skipped most of the day´s events on the island off Queensland state, after a packed tour that has seen the pair travel to...

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Defamation suits aimed at #MeToo complainants could stall movement

NEW DELHI: Defamation lawsuits filed by two Indian public figures accused of sexual harassment have sparked warnings from women’s rights activists and legal experts that prolonged court battles could put the brakes on the country’s nascent #MeToo movement. The movement, that began in the United States just over a year ago in response to accusations of sexual assault and harassment...

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Harry, Meghan receive first baby gifts

British royals Harry and Meghan received baby gifts, met a koala couple and posed in front of Sydney´s dazzling Opera House Tuesday, on their first public outing since announcing they are to become parents. The happy prince and his US-born wife laughed as they were given a pair of Australian baby Ugg boots from the country´s governor general, watched eucalyptus-munching...

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Millions of women in Pakistan are at risk of breast cancer

Web Desk: Genetic disposition along with environmental factors, mainly linked to lifestyle, has presently exposed one out of every 8 to 9 woman in Pakistan at risk to be inflicted with breast cancer. October is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month globally and Pink Ribbon observes it in Pakistan as Pinktober. The theme of this year’s campaign is #SaveThe9th which...

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Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter marries wine merchant Jack Brooksbank

WINDSOR: Hollywood stars joined Queen Elizabeth and her family for Britain’s second major royal wedding this year, as the monarch’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married wine merchant Jack Brooksbank. Eugenie, 28, daughter of the queen’s third child, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, tied the knot with Brooksbank, 32, in a traditional ceremony at Windsor Castle’s...

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C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 per cent worldwide

LONDON: Rates of cesarean section births almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 – from 12 to 21 per cent worldwide - new research has found, with the life-saving surgery unavailable to many women in poor countries while often over-used in richer ones. The research, published in The Lancet medical journal on Thursday, found that 60 per cent of countries overuse...

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The world’s most finest cities for 2018 revealed

Tokyo and Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende share this year’s title of world’s best cities in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. For the 2018 edition of the awards, editors tried something a little different this year, dividing the winners into two distinct categories: the world’s best small cities and the world’s best big cities. In the category of...

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Treating Sleep apnea may improve stroke outcomes

NEW YORK: Treating a common sleep disorder immediately after a stroke or mini-stroke may improve patients neurological symptoms and daily functioning, a small study suggests. At least 25 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, which causes their airway to close, briefly halting breathing, for a few seconds multiple times during sleep. The condition has been linked with...

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In a first, HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child’s life

Faced with the only chance to save a child's life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first -- transplanting part of the liver from a HIV-positive mother into her HIV-negative child, it was announced Thursday. The doctors at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg revealed that one year after the operation, the child may not have caught the...

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Wife of Malaysia’s former PM, Rosmah Mansor known for moneyed lifestyle arrested

On Wednesday, Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Najib Razak, the disgraced former Malaysian prime minister, was arrested at the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital. She is expected to be charged Thursday morning with multiple counts of money laundering. She had already appeared three times before anticorruption investigators, answering questions on topics including more than...

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