One Hookah session delivers 125 times the smoke of one cigarette

The health detriments of cigarette smoking are, by now, very well known to the general public. But what about hookah smoking? Though some people believe the myth that because hookahs employ a water bowl, it makes them safer by drawing the smoke through the water, a new study unveils some shocking discoveries about just how harmful […]

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One-hour diagnosis of heart attack possible with troponin T test from Roche

Novel strategy shortens time to heart attack diagnosis drastically, enabling faster start of treatment of patients and better use of healthcare resources. Results from the TRAPID-AMI1 clinical study have been published online by the Annals of Emergency Medicine, confirming a novel approach for a more rapid diagnosis of heart attack in patients with acute chest pain. The strategy […]

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Swine flu in Pakistan

By Dr Asif Javed Butt Influenza or flu in humans is caused by influenza viruses A, B and C. Influenza virus B is exclusive to humans whereas other two are not human specific. Influenza virus C can infect humans, dogs and pigs whereas Influenza virus A has many strains and many of them infect both […]

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