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MS: When good brain cells turn bad

Islamabad, November 15, (Online): A new study is the first to suggest that the brain cells that multiple sclerosis attacks, called oligodendrocytes, may actually play a significant role in the development of the disease. The researchers behind this discovery are from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and they hope that their findings might lead […]

Pancreatic cancer cells are ‘addicted’ to key protein

Islamabad, November 15, (Online): New research finds that the cancer cells in a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer rely heavily on a key protein to grow and spread. The findings may soon lead to new treatments and prevention strategies. Pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to treat. The American Cancer Society estimate that up to […]

Scientists confirm role of ‘molecular switch’ in Parkinson’s disease

Islamabad, November 10, (Online): Scientists have confirmed that a protective cell mechanism can be disrupted in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The mechanism protects cells against damage caused by faulty mitochondria, the small power units that produce cells’ energy. In the past week, the journal Open Biology published a report on the recent. […]

My child exists: Breaking the silence over infant loss

by Benjamin BOULY RAMES Every year, 2.6 million children around the world die in the womb or shortly after birth but parents say their grief is all too often avoided as a taboo subject. “You don’t get over a child, a child is for life, alive or not,” Paloma Costa-Jimenez, 38, told AFP during a […]

French health watchdog calls for ban on sunbeds

The French health watchdog Wednesday urged the government to outlaw sunlamps and sunbeds because of the “proven” risk of skin cancer, in line with similar bans already in place in Australia and Brazil. “We recommend banning all activities linked to artificial tanning, along with ultraviolet sunlamps sold for esthetic purposes, especially those sold on the […]

The Lost Art of Walking

When was the last time you took a walk? No I am not talking of a quick dash to the tailor or when you are rushing to pick up your children. I am talking a lovely, breezy stroll doing…well nothing. As the sun finally relents in Lahore and the evenings get breezy, I returned to […]

S. Korea reports first MERS case in three years

South Korea reported its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in three years, health officials said on Saturday. A 61-year-old businessman was diagnosed with the highly contagious viral respiratory illness, according to officials at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). He returned to South Korea Friday from a business trip […]

Grades, or the End of the World?

The articles focuses on the various forms of pressure students face in their academic and personal lives, it also discusses the steps parents can take to help ease some of the pressure and motivate kids to do better.