US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

WASHINGTON: A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that opposition Democrats quickly vowed to appeal. US District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling came on the eve of the Saturday deadline to sign up for 2019 coverage in the federal health care program, […]

Scientists developed world’s first vaccine to protect bees against disease

HELSINKI: Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world’s first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could cause a global food crisis. Bees are vital for growing the world’s food as they help fertilise three out of four crops around the […]

Punjab govt to promote telemedicine to help benefit patients: CM Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday said that the government will promote telemedicine by utilizing latest information and communication technologies to facilities the patients from far-flung areas in the province.   Talking to the people belonging to Dera Ghazi Khan and other cities of the province at Arfa Karim Technology Park, CM […]

PM Imran directs provision of health, education facilities in tribal areas   

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed the authorities to provide health, education and utilities to the people of tribal areas. Chairing a high-level meeting on KP-FATA merger in Peshawar, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered to constitute an implementation committee headed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief minister and governor for every tribal district. […]

Pakistan, Germany sign financing accord on polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Economic Affairs Division Mr. Noor Ahmed and Germany’s KfW Country Director Mr. Wolfgang Moeller on Friday signed a financing agreement for polio eradication phase- II worth €5 million in Islamabad. According to a statement released from the ministry, the agreement envisages to exclusively finance polio vaccines as well as vaccination campaigns to strengthen […]

PM Khan announces to launch countrywide anti-drug drive

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan (PM) has announced to launch a crackdown against menace of drugs across the country to save new generation from this peril, ARY News reported on Friday. As per details, PM Khan, while presiding over a meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa government to review its 100 days performance, announced to launch a […]

Inflammatory bowel disease tied to heart attack risk

People with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may be up to 12 times more likely to have a heart attack, a US study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic or recurring inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s are the most common forms. People with Crohn’s have inflammation […]

Under-fire UNAIDS chief offers to resign in June

GENEVA: Scandal-plagued UNAIDS head Michel Sidibe offered Thursday to resign in June, following an expert report that said his “defective leadership” had plunged the agency into crisis. The timeline for the departure, confirmed by the agency, amounted to a concession from a leader accused of fostering a work environment that has tolerated bullying, sexual harassment […]

Trump administration rolls back clean water protections

WASHINGTON: The US government has unveiled a plan to roll back clean water rules protecting the nation’s waterways and wetlands, fulfilling a pledge from President Donald Trump to farmers and supporters who view environmental regulations as too strict. The proposed changes to the Clean Water Act would “remove and replace” rules set by the administration […]

People of country will be provided better health facilities: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said people of the country will be provided better health facilities, ARY News reported on Wednesday. This he stated while presiding over a meeting to review health reforms being undertaken countrywide, in Islamabad today. The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Health Aamer Mehmood Kiani, Adviser to PM, […]