Category: Health

FBR, cigarettes, health tax, FBR cigarette tax

FBR tells govt to impose Rs10 health tax on a pack of cigarettes

A health tax of Rs10 on a pack of cigarettes was proposed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday (Nov 23). The FBR has sent its proposal to the law ministry to...

Surgical masks, Reuse, surgical masks reuse

Can surgical masks be reused?

Story by AFP Health authorities say the most widespread anti-Covid weapon — surgical masks — must be thrown away after a single use, but environmental...

Pakistan, software, COVID-19, coronavirus

Pakistan develops software that can detect COVID-19 in less than a minute

Pakistani scientists have developed a software based on artificial intelligence that can help detect COVID-19 in under a minute, Science Diplomacy Pakistan, a division...

Girls, boys, drugs, Pakistan

Girls consuming more drugs than boys in Pakistan, says minister

Minister for Narcotics Control Senator Prime Minister Azam Swati has revealed that girls are more drug users than boys in the country. He also declared Karachi as...

Mouthwash coronavirus, Covid-19, mouthwash

New study reveals mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds

Mouthwash has emerged as a ray of hope against the coronavirus, with a study discovering it can kill the virus within 30 seconds of exposure. Scientists at Cardiff...

Countries, big tobacco, COVID-19, Countries tobacco

Study names and shames countries cosy with Big Tobacco

Story by AFP The global tobacco industry has aggressively lobbied governments during the Covid-19 pandemic to expand markets and blunt measures designed to curb their...

UAE, coronavirus, residence visa, virus experts, UAE coronavirus

UAE to grant virus experts ‘golden’ 10-year residence visa

Story by AFP The United Arab Emirates said Sunday it will grant all doctors and infectious disease experts living in the country a 10-year visa, who are helping to...

Vaccine, coronavirus, Covid-19, poor nations, fund, Covid fund

Vaccine alliance secures $2bn to fund Covid shots for poor nations

Story by agencies A facility set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the GAVI vaccine group has exceeded an interim target of raising more than $2 billion to...

Pfizer vaccine, Pakistan, coronavirus, COVID-19

‘90% effective Pfizer vaccine’ is not suitable for Pakistan: scientist

Chairman of Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Science and Technology Dr Atta ur Rehman on Nov 10 remarked that the Pfizer vaccine, being celebrated worldwide, is not...

WHO, coronavirus, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

World may be tired, but virus ‘not tired of us’: WHO chief

Story by AFP The World Health Organization’s chief called Monday on everyone to keep fighting Covid-19, warning that while we may be sick of battling the pandemic, the...