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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…

Recommendations for Sugar-Free Schools in England
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Recommendations for Sugar-Free Schools in England

Compiled by: Prof. Dr Fazal Ghani, Dean Postgraduate Dental Studies, Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar (Pakistan) More than 40% of under-18s didn’t visit an NHS dentist last year, figures show. Dental surgeons are calling for the government in England to encourage all schools to go sugar-free in a bid to combat tooth decay. They say it…

Genes may contribute to tooth decay
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Genes may contribute to tooth decay

KARACHI: According to the results of a recently published study, hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education, and personality may play an integral role in tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth decay and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, are among the most common diseases around the world but unlike many other well-known diseases…

Social media may improve mental health
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Social media may improve mental health

KARACHI: Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could help improve mental health among adults and fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, a study revealed. According to researchers from Michigan State University in the US, communication technologies and social media platforms make it easier to maintain relationships…


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