How do nicotine-free e-cigarettes affect blood vessels?

Islamabad, (Barwaqt news): New research examines the effects of a few puffs of nicotine-free electronic cigarettes on endothelial function, a measure of blood vessel health. New research examines the short term effects of vaping nicotine-free e-cigarettes. As more and more people are trying to quit smoking, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are gaining popularity. According to the […]

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Govt approves establishment of Hepatology, Breast Cancer Institute in Peshawar

PESHAWAR, (Barwaqt News): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved establishment of a Hepatology and Breast Cancer Institute in Peshawar. According to media reports , the institute will be established at a cost of six-hundred million rupees. Special Assistant to Chief Minister Kamran Bangash has welcomed this initiative and termed it milestone for the provincial capital.

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Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety

ISLAMABAD, (Barwaqt News): The finding sheds light on the origins of anxiety disorders and how it might be possible to devise early treatments for those at risk. Although there are some effective treatments for anxiety disorders, they do not work for everybody. Also, in some cases, they do not treat all of the symptoms. Researchers […]

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Type 1 diabetes: Genetic risk reflected in gut microbiome

ISLAMBAD, (Barwaqt News): Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that can develop at any age. However, it tends to occur in early adulthood, childhood, or adolescence. According to recent estimates, there are 1.3 million adults in the United States living with diabetes. Although the causes of type 1 diabetes are not yet known, there […]

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Decision taken to launch crackdown against doctors, hospitals for not displaying rate lists

Rawalpindi, (Barwaqt News): Decision has been taken to launch crackdown against doctors and hospitals doing medical treatment of patients without displaying rate lists. According to focal person consumer council and consumer inspector Rawalpindi, action will be taken against all those doctors and hospital who do not display rate lists at their clinics and hospitals. As […]

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Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%

ISLAMABAD, (Barwaqt News): New research over a 28-year follow-up period finds significant evidence that frequent social contact at the age of 60 can lower the risk of developing dementia later on. Spending time with friends could stave off dementia for those 60 and older. The link between having a rich social life and brain health […]

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How diet can alter the gut, leading to insulin resistance

ISLAMABAD, (Barwaqt News): New research — using mouse models and fecal samples collected from humans — looks into the mechanisms that promote insulin resistance via the gut environment. The type of diet a person eats may be key, the researchers suggest. New research looks in more detail at the mechanisms linking diet to insulin resistance. […]

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Cigarette smoke increases superbug’s antibiotic resistance

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): New research analyzes the effect of cigarette smoke on MRSA strains and finds that it makes the bacteria more persistent, more invasive, and more resistant to certain antibiotics. Researchers call for smokers to quit as they reveal the harmful effects of cigarette smoke on drug resistant bacteria. Smoking is the leading cause […]

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Can cherry juice improve cognitive function?

Islamabad, August 2, (Barwaqt News): In a small clinical study, researchers reported improvements in cognitive function in older adults who drank tart cherry juice every day for 12 weeks. However, the study received industry funding. Cognitive health is the ability to think clearly, remember, and learn new things. Cognitive decline is a hallmark of aging. […]

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Not just for pain: Skin nerves can also help fight infection

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): Exciting new research in mice has revealed that skin nerves, which help us recognize pain, also have the ability to detect infections and prevent them from spreading. rves that sense pain have a practical use. They either indicate that we need to avoid something because it hurts, or tell us that there […]

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