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Want to contain stress? Quit Facebook!

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LONDON: With the passage of time, stress levels are soaring. As to control over it, innumerable people tend to indulge in different sort of activities such as exercise, yoga and other physical commotions.

However, now savants discover another simple way, which could help you in reducing stress i.e. abandon facebook. Unbelievable? Believe it!

Pundits from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia under the guidance of Prof. Eric Vanman set out to recognize the effects of deleting Facebook on its users’ stress levels and overall well-being.

The study comprised on some 138 respondents. All of them have been divided into two separate groups. One group was asked to quit Facebook for five days while the other group kept on using the social networking sites.

In addition, their mouth fluid was being analyzed so as to gauge the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Their findings demonstrated that those, who quit Facebook, have been reported with reduced levels of the stress.

It is to be noted that extreme levels of cortisol can potentially mess with human’s immune system, resulting into mounting infections, obesity and belly fat while affecting memory, cognition and thyroid function.

Supporting the findings, the study senior investigator Eric further held that their outcomes would be the same to all social networking sites as, people’s stress levels would certainly diminish when they leave any social media sites.

Journal of Social Psychology has run the ramifications.

It is pertinent to mention here that ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal of mishandling the huge data of Facebook users came out, it started losing approx a million users on a daily basis from around the world particularly the States and Canada.

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Chaman: 800 patients treated gratis

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QUETTA: Local administration & Health Dept. have set up a day-long free medical camp here at Tuba Achakzai Dobandi, Killa Abdulla District today. 

Some 800 women, children, and men also received free medicines in the camp that was held on special directive of CM Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal and Health Minister Naseebullah Marri. Deputy Commissioner Chaman Shafqat Shahwani visited the camp and also monitored facilities of the free medical camp and inquire after the patients.
Local people including tribal leader and patients appreciated the health department on arranging free medical camp for needy patients and hoped that free services of treatments would be continued in other respective areas of the province by Health sector for the betterment of common people’s health.

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Big achievement in Robotic Surgery workshop

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KARACHI: A successful robotic surgical procedure was performed for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient hailing from Baluchistan carried out with the removing of her uterus on the concluding day of international multi-disciplinary “robotic surgery” workshop here today. 
She had intractable bleeding acquiring multiple transfusion. The procedure called “hysterectomy in medical parlance was performed at, a 55-year-old lady patient. The patient will be discharged after 24 hours. The benefit of this new type of surgery Robotic surgeons team comprising Prof.Shamim Khan of King’s College London and Dr.Kankipati Shanti Raju from Guys and St Thomas Hospitals London performed the procedure along with a team of highly trained support staff. The robotic technique used during surgery was the first of its kind in the country.
Medical experts have described the successful procedure as a major breakthrough in the field of robotic surgery in Pakistan particularly in the field of gynecology. They said this success will open new vistas of robotic surgery in the country. SIUT had arranged here three-day international workshop discussing the impact and benefit of robotic surgery in the field of urology, general surgery, and gynecology. The three fields were exclusively discussed during the workshop in which live surgery was also conducted for three days and live telecast from OT Complex, Civil Hospital Karachi. The workshop was participated by a team of visiting surgeons from Britain along with surgeons from SIUT and Civil Hospital Karachi.
Surgeons during the workshop also discussed the initial high cost this state of art surgery but were of the opinion that keeping in view parameters of less pain, less loss of blood and a faster recovery as  compared to traditional surgery which became cost effective in long run underscores the need for greater use of robotic surgery in the highly selected centers in Pakistan shared amongst several specialties.

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International Pharmaceutical symposium to be held on Jan 30

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FAISALABAD: Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) will organize one-day 2nd International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences here on January 30.

A spokesman of university told APP here Saturday that GCUF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasir Amin will grace the occasion as chief guest whereas foreigner speaker Associate Prof Dr. Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant Director Phytomedicine & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Excellence Center Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University of Thailand will deliver keynote lecture, he added.

 

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