Pakistan-China co-produced Covid vaccine gets a great response

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan-manufactured Covid vaccines, produced with China’s help, are getting a great response at the vaccination centers, officials said this week. Pakistan had signed a deal with Chinese company CansinoBio in late March to import a concentrate of the vaccine in bulk to process and package the vaccine locally. Later, Pakistan started producing […]

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China-funded ‘Silk Road Clinical Research Center’ inaugurated UHS

Gwadar Pro Lahore: Pakistan Punjab Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid here this week inaugurated the ‘Silk Road Clinical Research Center’ at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) with funding from the Chinese government. Speaking on the occasion, the Health Minister said that UHS played an important role in research, adding that continuous work on […]

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Denmark donate over 484,000 COVID-19 Moderna vaccine doses to Pakistan

Islamabad: Denmark this week donated over 484,000 COVID-19 Moderna vaccine doses to Pakistan. The vaccines donated by the Denmark Embassy in Pakistan were handed over to Pakistan at a ceremony here. “The Ceremony was attended by Charge d’ Affairs, Danish Embassy, Simon Kjeldsen, Dy National Prog Manager @EPIPakistan, Dr. Soofia Yunus & UNICEF’s OIC Dy […]

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National policy: Pakistan to award 100 licenses to grow Hemp

Islamabad: The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology this week drafted the National Hemp Policy and sent it to the federal cabinet for approval. Under the policy the federal government would award licenses to 100 companies to grow Hemp so that the country could join the billion-rupee international Hemp market, Federal Science and Technology Minister […]

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Common-cold antibodies may hinder defense against SARS-CoV-2

Antibodies to common-cold viruses, collectively known as hCoV, may hamper the body’s response to SARS-CoV-2, according to new data. Earlier studies have disagreed on whether previously acquired hCoV antibodies protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection. “A major contributing factor to the discrepancies … is that they were not able to examine the level of hCoV antibodies in […]

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‘Dancing molecules’ successfully repair severe spinal cord injuries

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new injectable therapy that harnesses “dancing molecules” to reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord injuries. In a new study, researchers administered a single injection to tissues surrounding the spinal cords of paralyzed mice. Just four weeks later, the animals regained the ability to walk. By sending […]

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Japan PM seeks to boost workers’ wages, defence capability

Tetsushi Kajimoto and Kiyoshi Takenaka Newswire Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed this week to ensure worker wage hikes to protect the economy from rising global inflation, while strengthening the country’s defences as it deals with an assertive China and unpredictable North Korea. Kishida made the remarks on the opening day of parliament’s extra […]

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Extreme heat events jeopardize cardiovascular health, experts warn

A consequence of global warming is a greater frequency and intensity of extreme heat events. This extreme heat is associated with a greater risk of adverse cardiovascular incidents, especially for adults with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases. Experts writing in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier, discuss how extreme heat affects cardiovascular health, why health […]

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Reducing sugar in packaged foods can prevent disease in millions

Cutting 20% of sugar from packaged foods and 40% from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths, and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population, according to micro-simulation study published in Circulation. A team of researchers from Massachusetts […]

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China must insist on zero-COVID policy now and here is why

Hu Xijin In recent days, there have been increasing voices on the internet that criticize China’s strict implementation of pandemic prevention measures. Western media have collectively targeted China’s zero-COVID-19 policy, slandering the sustainability of China’s anti-pandemic approach. The complaints on the internet are more complicated. Many of them are about the impact on normal life, […]

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Species of gut bacteria linked to enhanced cognition and language skills in infant boys

Infant boys with a higher composition of a particular gut microbiota show enhanced neurodevelopment, according to a new study. The University of Alberta-led research followed more than 400 infants from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) at its Edmonton site. Boys with a gut bacterial composition that was high in the bacteria Bacteroidetes at one year […]

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Japan-funded PIMS maternal and child health center expansion launched

Newswire Islamabad: Construction of the extension of Intensive Care at Maternal and Child Care Centre and Children’s Hospital was launched at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad this week. The grant assistance from Japan worth $32 million (3.62 billion Japanese Yen) was signed in Tokyo two years ago. On this special occasion, MATSUDA […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri appreciates Australians for enthusiastically participating in Covid vaccination campaign

Covert Report Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has appreciated the Australians for enthusiastically participating in the Covid vaccination campaign. “80% of eligible Australians have had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Well done Australia,” he tweeted. The envoy, who recently took over the new assignment, encouraged the Pakistanis to get vaccinated […]

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A possible new pathway for treating epileptic seizures in patients with autism

Autism affects about 2% of children in the United States, and about 30% of these children have seizures. Recent large-scale genetic studies revealed that genetic variants in a sodium channel, called voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.2, is a leading cause of autism. Overactive sodium channels in the neuron cause seizures. Doctors often treat seizures by giving […]

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Pakistan following China to achieve 100 percent vaccination target against the Covid-19: Planning Minister

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that Pakistan was following Iron Brother China to achieve 100 percent vaccination target against the Covid-19. Speaking to Gwadar Pro here, he said that China had been helpful in both providing the vaccines and guidelines.“We are following China. The way they […]

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