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Birth Control Pills and Their Side Effects

Over population is one of the major problems that Pakistan faces as a nation. Having said that, it is important to educate the general public, including both men and women, about the adverse side effects of oral birth control methods. Even though condoms may be less reliable in some cases, they do not harm one’s […]

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7 Reasons why Breastfeeding is Best for Your Baby

As a new mom, you may find a very positive response to the fact that you breastfeed your baby. OBgyns and pediatricians both highly recommend breastfeeding, unless there is a genuine reason for not being able to do so. Let us look at 7 reasons why breastfeeding is best for your baby. Most Nutritious     An […]

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Hepatitis in Pakistan

Hepatitis is typically characterized by a disease of the liver. It ranges from curable liver infections in some to liver cancer in others. Hepatitis B and C are the most common types of hepatitis, affecting millions of Pakistanis each year. Here are some of the causes and symptoms for these hepatitis in Pakistan. Hepatitis B […]

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Monsoon Related Diseases in Pakistan

The months of June, July and August mark the “summer break” for school-going children in Pakistan. Sadly, a major chunk of this well-deserved break is often spent lying in bed, recovering from some viral or bacterial disease. That is when “monsoon season” kicks in. Monsoon season in Pakistan is a blessing for many, bringing forth […]

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Why Viral Infections Are Hard to Treat

We often mistake viruses for bacteria. Whereas most bacteria are pretty much harmless, viruses generally cause diseases. Viruses are tiny capsules that contain genetic material inside them. They cause various kinds of infections like the common cold, cough and flu but severe diseases such as chickenpox, HIV and AIDS may also occur. Various reasons make viral infections […]

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8 Signs You Have a Calcium Deficiency

The fact that milk is our very first food source since we are born should be enough to indicate the vitality of calcium in our bodies. Our bones form our skeleton, and weak bones mean a weak core and body structure. Calcium is the nutrient that exists in the highest quantities in our body. Furthermore, […]

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10 Facts About Tuberculosis

Most of Pakistani Nation is well aware of the term “Tuberculosis” and that it can have serious consequences if not treated in time. This is because the father of our nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was taken ill with TB and met his untimely death. This was just a year after the country came into existence. […]

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Why Women Have a Stronger Immune System Than Men

Research shows that both, old and young women have highly developed immune systems. This is because they respond more strongly to flu vaccines than men do. Women produce more antibodies and a higher inflammatory cytokine count. For this reason, women have a higher life expectancy rate than men. Let us find out what makes a […]