Health
20 August 2017

 

 

A four-day anti-polio vaccination campaign on Tuesday kicked off across Afghanistan. The drive is expected to target 5.6 million children up to the age of five in the country against the disease.

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Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day can cause 150 damaging changes to lung cells each year, according to scientists.

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Among others, vitamin D is one of the most important chemicals in our bodies which make for strong bones and help us fight off infection.

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The Congo-infected people can now receive treatment in the first Congo fever treatment centre in Kabul, the Minister of Public Health, Feruzuddin Feruz opened the centre on Sunday at Kabul's Antani Hospital.  

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Being very upset or angry during exercises, triples the risk of a heart attack within an hour, a worldwide study suggested.

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A report authored by non-profit organizations in the UK, the Public Health Collaboration and the National Obesity Forums calls for people to stop avoiding food with high saturated fat content, and to focus on " the consumption of food in its natural form" regardless of its saturated fat content has been labeled "irresponsible" by public health officials.

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Thailand officials announced on Friday that they had found two babies born with Zika-related small heads, the first time the condition has been reported in Asia.

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At least 14 people have been killed by fatal Congo virus this year in Afghanistan, four of them were dead recently after Eid Al adha, officials said.

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Viruses are 10 times more likely to cause illness in their victims if the infection is contracted in the morning, and late nights increase the impact even further, the University of Cambridge study suggests as noted by the Independent.

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Afghans, on average, have become taller but their growth has not been as fast as people of some other countries, according to world's largest ever study of height.

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