A non-governmental organization, Pakistan Village Development Program (PVDP) observed a week-long awareness campaign against HIV/AIDS in the flood affected union councils of district Nowshera.
The organization with the assistance of an international relief agaency, TROCAIR organized the concluding function of the week in Camp Koroona village of the one worst affected union council of the devastated flood of July 2010.
The concluding function of … full story
If you have chronic heart failure, being around a smoker may be bad for your physical and mental well-being, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of 205 non-smokers with heart failure, those who regularly breathed in secondhand smoke reported more problems in their day-to-day functioning -- physical and emotional.
The findings, reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine, do not prove that other people's smoke was to blame.
But they … full story
Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure.
“Heavy alcohol consumption, which is more prevalent among HIV-infected people, is also an established risk factor for heart failure,” the study authors write.
Adeel A. Butt from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and colleagues analyzed data from HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected veterans enrolled in the … full story
In Chinese Medicine, diabetes is considered to be a condition of disharmony in the body called Wasting and Thirsting Syndrome. Diabetics can often experience symptoms of severe thirst and hunger while losing weight. The ancient Chinese noticed these tendencies, and identified the condition according to its external symptoms, in spite of the fact that they could not determine a person’s blood sugar levels at the time. There are many Chinese herbs … full story
If you think that cranking your music won’t cause hearing problems until years down the road, you might want to keep reading.
Turns out, listening to MP3 players can cause immediate temporary changes in your hearing sensitivity, according to a new study in the Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.
Occupational noise exposure has been linked with hearing loss, so the impact of recreational noises (like noisy sports or activities) might … full story
Every woman with a head on her shoulders knows about the importance of calcium for strong bones to prevent osteoporosis, a serious disease affecting older women. I myself have been a long time consumer of low-fat dairy products for this very reason (plus I love cottage cheese with almost anything). But now we have an added reason to wolf down the calcium.
New research has shown that women with higher intakes of calcium appear to have a lower risk … full story
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