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  • How Uber-type jobs are driving inequality

    WASHINGTON: What­ever you call the new sector built on “platforms” that allow independent workers to find individual clients — think Uber, AirBnb, Taskrabbit, etc — you’ll probably ack­nowledge that it’s got some drawbacks...

    While many of these app-based exchanges allow people to find work in ways that otherwise wouldn’t be possible, there’s mounting anecdotal evidence that those cumulative income streams don’t generate enough to make a...
  • Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370: US official

    WASHINGTON: Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a United States official said Wednesday...

    Air safety investigators ? one of them a Boeing investigator ? have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a 777 wing, the US...
  • Iceland want Leicester-type ending to their Euro 2016 run

    ANNECY: Surprise Euro 2016 quarter-finalists Iceland want a fairytale ending to their run, like the one that Leicester City enjoyed when they stunned the football world by clinching the Premier League title this season, team coaches said on Wednesday...

    Leicester, with no big names in the squad, finished ahead of far more illustrious English clubs in what was one of the biggest upsets in club football
  • Call for introducing diabetes vaccine in Pakistan

    LAHORE: Professor of medicine at the King Edward Medical University, Dr Irshad Hussain, has called for introduction of vaccine in Pakistan to prevent diabetes since the prevalence of the disease has almost doubled in adults/children...

    “Pakistan is facing a potential threat of diabetes outbreak, particularly in adults due to unhealthy lifestyle,” Prof Irshad told Dawn...

  • Pakistan among top 10 countries in prevalence of diabetes

    KARACHI: Pakistan is now among the top 10 countries in the world for absolute increase in diabetes prevalence, according to a report issued by an international health body on Wednesday...

    On World Diabetes Day, marked around the globe today (Nov 14), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released new figures highlighting the alarming growth in the prevalence of diabetes around the world...

  • World Health Day events focus on beating diabetes

    The theme for this year’s World Health Day was ‘Beat Diabetes’, as a reminder to trigger effective actions against the disease...

    Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) media coordinator Dr Waseem Khawaja told Dawn that awareness about diabetes has increased with the passage of time...

  • Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled in less than four decades, says WHO study

    LONDON: The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in less than four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, according to a World Health Organisation study...

    In one of the largest studies to date on diabetes trends, the researchers said ageing populations and rising levels of obesity across the world meant diabetes was becoming “a defining issue for global...

  • WHO alarmed at growing diabetes incidence

    PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation on Thursday expressed concern about the increasing number of diabetes patients and recommended preventive measures against the disease...

    The call was made by Regional Director of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region Dr Ala Alwan in a video message played during a World Health Day seminar on ‘beat diabetes’ here at the directorate of health...

  • Plan for diabetes prevention

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services signed an agreement with a Danish pharmaceutical enterprise to develop a national action plan for diabetes prevention and control...

    Speaking on the occasion, Ms Tarar said that diabetes is a major non-communicable disease across the world, especially in Pakistan...

  • Preventing diabetes

    Diabetes is a silent killer but a diabetic patient can kill it easily, almost reversing it...

    I was diagnosed with type II diabetes last April although I experienced no signs of it...

  • Ramazan guidelines for Muslims with diabetes unveiled

    KARACHI: The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Diabetes and Ramadan (DaR) have unveiled elaborate guidelines for the 148 million Muslims with diabetes worldwide, most of whom fast during Ramazan and generally face hardships due to lack of awareness about how to manage their illness with successful fasting...

    Pakistan’s delegation of experts and officials was the largest of dozens of countries of the region who took part in...

  • Diabetes in pregnancy poses serious health risks to mother, baby: expert

    Karachi: Being overweight or obese, marrying at an advanced age, and having a family history of diabetes are some of the major factors that make women vulnerable to diabetes during pregnancy, a condition carrying serious health risks for both the mother and foetus...

    Its incidence especially among Asian and African women is increasing, said Stockholm-based medical specialist Dr Carina Ursing, who delivered a lecture on gestational...

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