Karachi Talks

Trump’s dangerous delusions about Islam

n the aftermath of the attacks of 11 September 2001, amid the grief and rage that followed the toppling of the World Trade Center, President George W Bush did not declare war on Islam. “These acts of violence against innocents,” he told Americans in the week after 3,000 people were …

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Obesity Threatens Women’s Health in Great Britain


Obesity is the biggest threat to English women. The chief medical officer of the U.K., Sally Davies,  says that obese women have a shorter life expectancy than others. According to her new report , over half of British women between 34 and 54 years of age were classified as obese. Health experts warn that the food industry should do more to produce healthier …

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Cuban Doctors Need Permission to Leave The Country


Cuban doctors now need permission if they want to leave the country. Cuba blames the United States for luring doctors and other medical staff out of the country. The announcement by the government has led to anger and protest among doctors, nurses and hospital staff. The new law puts a ban on all those who work in the health profession, about 10% of the country’s work force . It is in contrast to …

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Blood Pressure Drugs For All Patients ?


A recently published medical report issued by the University of Oxford claims that fewer people would die if doctors gave them blood pressure drugs .Medical experts have analysed results coming from over 100,000 patients in two decades. Up to now, doctors started prescribing  drugs when a patient had a blood pressure above 140 mmHg. The study found that reducing blood pressure by 10 mmHg would lower the risk of a heart …

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Zika Virus Spreads Throughout Latin America

The Zika virus is an infection that has been spreading rapidly throughout Central and South America. Health experts think it may be the cause of thousands of babies who are born with brains that are not fully developed. The virus was first detected  in monkeys in Uganda shortly after World War II. In 1954, the first human was infected by the …

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British woman gets bionic eye

Rhian Lewis, a British woman aged 49, is the first Briton to get a bionic eye. A chip was implanted in the back of the retina, which allowed her to see for the first time in six years. The woman started losing her eyesight when she was 5 years old.  Now she can read the time of a clock, experience sunshine and even recognize her two …

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Air Pollution Causes Millions of Deaths Every Year

More than 5 million people around the world die from air pollution every year . Most of the deaths occur in Asia, especially India and China. In China , about 1.6 million die of polluted air every year, in India the number is about 1.3 million. 85% of the world’s population live in areas where air pollution …

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