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How To Lose Fat The Healthy Way

What is Body Fat Percentage? It is defined as the total proportion of fat in your body. Scientifically it is known as the total mass of fat divided by total body mass, multiplied by 100. It primarily measures: Essential body fat: necessary for the maintenance of life and reproductive function. The storage body fat. Having […]

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Body Mass Index – Poor Measurement of Fat Content

What Is Body Mass Index? Body Mass Index or BMI is the weight to height ratio in simple words. Physicians often use it to estimate the fat content of an individual. In simpler words, it is the weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. The results put individuals into different categories: Underweight: […]

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Concussion – A Medical Emergency

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), as the name suggests, is an injury to the brain also often known as ‘concussion’. It is an injury to the brain caused by a trauma like a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury. The injury jars or shakes the brain inside the skull, leading to loss […]

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7 Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight This Winter

When one thinks of winter, countless comfort foods come to mind. Hot treats such as deep fried samosas, jalebis, pakoras and chai are all gladly welcome in the cold winter months. However, as soon as spring time arrives, our bodies take on an unflattering turn. There are many reasons that account for this involuntary weight […]

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The Importance Of Lab Tests

Although we normally don’t give enough importance to them, 70% of medical decisions are based on lab results. Laboratory tests are done by taking a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissue. A technician or your doctor analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. Factors Affecting Results […]

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The Key to a Healthy Lifestyle

World AIDS day and hand washing awareness week just passed by but are you familiar with these important health issues? The health calendar is full of days, weeks and months assigned for different health awareness campaigns. Importance of Awareness They say ‘prevention is better than cure’ and it is true. Our health is affected by a […]

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7 Ways to Avoid HIV and AIDS in Pakistan

In order to know how HIV and AIDS can be avoided, it is important to be aware of what exactly it is. AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is caused by HIV. HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is transmitted by the body fluids of a person who has the infection. These body fluids may be blood, semen, […]

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Savour the Flavour of Death: THE SMOG

“I could actually taste the air as I breathed. It was faintly sweet and quite unsettling when I thought about it. I was nervous about breathing too deeply and I found myself getting tired of walking for I was purposefully taking shallow breaths.” This was recalled by a passenger travelling on Air China, arriving in […]

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7 Diabetes Signs You May Have

Diabetes is a commonly heard term experienced and dealt with in Pakistani households. This is despite the malnutrition and hunger crises that has engulfed more than half of the nation. Us South Asians are not alien to any form of diabetes, be it type 1, type 2 or gestational. Having said that, type 2 is […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the major mental disorders that can range from serious to extremely serious. Even mild signs can cause worry and immediate need for attention. Having schizophrenia is extremely tough, but so is living with a person who has it. You need to know how to talk to think like such a person, […]