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Health Ministry to hold joint research study with Bradford University: Kiani

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services Amir Mehmood Kiani on Wednesday said the Ministry of Health will hold joint research study with Bradford University to find out factors behind several diseases. This he said in a meeting with a delegation led by Professor John Wright of Bradford University and Professor Dr Atif-ur-Rehman of Liverpool University who called on the minister in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, Amir Mehmood Kiani said his ministry was going to hold cohort study with the cooperation of…

Heading footballs ‘affects memory’

LONDON:┬áHeading a football can significantly affect a player's brain function and memory up to a day, a study by researchers at Scotland's Stirling University has said. Memory performance was reduced by between 41 percent to 67 percent following heading practice, according to the research, with the effects wearing off after 24 hours The significance of the study, published in EBioMedicine, is that it is believed to be the first detecting immediate changes in the brain after players were exposed to everyday head impacts, as…