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Many heart failure patients don’t recognize the risks of their illness: study

NEW YORK: Even though doctors think most people with heart failure have a high likelihood of requiring a heart transplant or dying from complications of their illness, a small U.S. study suggests that many patients see a much rosier picture of their future. In the survey of patients and physicians, doctors thought that 69 percent of patients were likely to die or need a transplant or what’s know as a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to help their heart keep pumping within the next year. But just 14 percent of…

Aamir Khan turns ‘pale’ after swine flu recovery

Bollywood star Aamir Khan was pictured outside a dubbing studio in Mumbai after recovering from swine flu. And he looked totally pale and gaunt after pulling through the viral flu. The 52-year-old emerged looking shockingly gaunt and pale after his recuperating from his illness. Wearing a cream coloured full-sleeved shirt with bright denims, he sported a pair of nerdy frames and tied his hair back with a head band. His newly done nose and ear piercing added to his look. Both Aamir and his wife Kiran Rao were…

Zimbabwe bans street food over typhoid, cholera fears

HARARE: Zimbabwe has banned street food vendors in the capital Harare after a typhoid outbreak blamed on poor sanitation and erratic water supplies. Portia Managazira, director for epidemiology and disease control in the health ministry, told AFP there had been more than 2,300 suspected cases of typhoid nationally in the last year, and 12 deaths. "The cases were mostly from Harare... We are still in emergency response mode and we are doing everything possible to get the situation under control," she said. Harare has…

Study shows health improving globally, but progress is patchy

LONDON: Globally, people's health is improving and life expectancy is rising, but progress is far from universal with chronic diseases bringing long-term illness and causing seven out of 10 deaths, according to research published on Thursday. The Global Burden of Disease study, which shows the key drivers of ill health, disability and death in individual countries, found that by 2015, the world population had gained more than a decade of life expectancy since 1980 - rising to 69.0 years in men and 74.8 years in women.…

Religious scholar Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qadri passes away

KARACHI: President of Jamaat Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan Allama Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qadri passed away on Thursday while battling a protracted illness.  The prominent religious scholar was battling chronic illness for past two years and regularly undergoing dialysis procedure. Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, while talking to ARY News said that Qadri used to actively participate in his party's religious and political activities despite being advised by the doctor to take rest. He passed away while being…