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Three things your nose tells about your health

While it is not usual for the nose to be able to tell a lot about your health, we can tell you three things that your sense of smell, or not, just might be able to tell you. Let’s have a look at 3 such surprising things that your nose can signal about your overall health and impending diseases if any. A bad sense of smell may signal an early death A bad sense of smell is acceptable if you have caught a bout of cold, but if your nose isn't particularly good at doing its basic job--smelling-- it may point towards some…

Experts call for diagnosing Alzheimer’s by brain changes, not symptoms

TAMPA, US: In an effort to speed research toward a cure for the most common form of dementia, experts urged a new framework Tuesday to diagnose Alzheimer's disease using biological clues, rather than symptoms of memory loss. Alzheimer's affects some 44 million people around the world, but remains poorly understood, with no effective treatments despite billions of dollars spent on research. Clinical trials have stumbled, with recent research showing that up to 30 percent of participants trying experimental drugs did not…

Nine signs and symptoms of dyslexia

Have you asked yourself what is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Those with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing. Dyslexia is a disorder that can make lots of routine tasks much more difficult. It’s important to know that while dyslexia impacts learning, it’s not a problem of intelligence. It’s a condition that some people are born with, the same way some people are born with blue eyes or brown…

Cured meats linked to worsening asthma symptoms

PARIS: Eating large amounts of cured meats was linked to worse symptoms among asthma sufferers, a French study found. That was true even after taking obesity into account, the authors say. So-called cured meats have been preserved and flavored by the addition of various combinations of salt, nitrates, nitrites, and sugar. Examples of such processed meats include bacon, ham, prosciutto, corned beef, pastrami, and pepperoni. “Cured meat intake, a typical food in industrialized societies, has been associated with many…

All you need to know about Chikungunya?

KARACHI: Chikungunya has been a new fever alert in the city with scores of patients being admitted to different local hospitals almost every day. The viral disease is not deadly but as per the Aga Khan University Hospital Pakistan (AKUH), its symptoms can be severe and disabling. Here is a brief detail of the disease and its symptoms, if found in a patient, he or she must immediately consult a physician. What is Chikungunya? It is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes that bit…