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Be Wary Of Your Memories, They Are Ever-Changing: Experts
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Be Wary Of Your Memories, They Are Ever-Changing: Experts

You may think that you remember important moments of your life accurately, but the truth is you can’t completely trust your memory, said speakers at the two-day Essentials of Neuroscience course at Aga Khan University. Neuroscience researchers noted that most people believe their memories are like permanent recordings whereas our recollections are often ‘revised’ in…

Women generally live longer than men: WHO
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Women generally live longer than men: WHO

KARACHI: According to a WHO report, more than 141 million children will be born: approximately 73 million boys and 68 million girls. Girls are expected to live longer than boys. However, it is important to note that the extra years that women live are not necessarily healthy ones for they may have to live with…

WHO Facts on Patient Safety
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WHO Facts on Patient Safety

According to WHO data, every year 134 million medical cases take an adverse turn due to inadequate healthcare services, especially in low to middle-income countries; this contributes to 2.6 million deaths annually! Another stat says that 4 out of 10 patients are harmed in the primary and ambulatory settings; up to 80% of harm in…

81% of Antibiotic Prophylaxis by Dentists Are Unnecessary
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81% of Antibiotic Prophylaxis by Dentists Are Unnecessary

An American journal recently published a study proving that most of the antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary, hence, avoidable. The study also discussed the major adverse impact of the practice: increasing antibiotic resistance. Researchers at Oregon State University, the University of Illinois-Chicago and Northwestern University collaborated for the research, which was published in JAMA…

Where did Dakota Johnson’s Midline Diastema go?
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Where did Dakota Johnson’s Midline Diastema go?

By H Khan Hollywood actress Dakota Johnson, famous for her role in the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy, is adored by her fans for many reasons, one being particularly unusual: Dakota’s Midline Diastema. However, recently her admirers noticed that the gap in her teeth had vanished. Surprisingly, the loss did not sit too well with…

Facebook combating vaccine related misinformation in Pakistan
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Facebook combating vaccine related misinformation in Pakistan

Karachi- In order to combat misinformation related to vaccine, Facebook has launched an in-product education tool that allows its users in Pakistan to connect to information about vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO). This in-product education unit, available in Urdu, will help to connect people to authoritative information about vaccines and will link off-platform…

Cancer and HPV: How vaccines can save you
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Cancer and HPV: How vaccines can save you

KARACHI: From an unwanted pregnancy to uninvited STDs—protected sex can safeguard you from a slew of untoward incidents. One such unfortunate occurrence is contracting HPV or human papillomavirus. HPV, although usually harmless, is a common sexually transmitted infection that can either show no symptoms or result in genital. What is a pressing concern is that…


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