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Watermelon helps reduce high blood pressure ISLAMABAD: Watermelon helps reduce high blood pressure as a substance, extracted from its seeds, is reported to dilate blood vessels, said Dr. Arif Majeed on Friday.Talking to APP he said,it stimulates kidney action and enhance the production of urine which favours the elimination of toxins. It is low in fiber and its fats content is sort of non existent.It is worth mentioning that its contents of the carotenoids lutein and lycopene.Lycopene, the responsible pigment for the red colour in certain fruits, has de-oxidizing properties that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease."Moreover, watermelon assists decrease blood pressure, has de-oxidizing properties, fights infection, facilitates your body heal faster, can aid in weight management, and is a comfort meal that may sooth tension and stress".Unprecedented rise in temperature during the last few days had risen the demand of watermelon.A watermelon seller said that there was a huge demand of watermelon in the ...

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Eye allergies, infections on rise with hot summer season ISLAMABAD: Eye allergies and infections are surging up among citizens with the hot summer season in the country, doctors said.Talking to a private news channel, Eye Specialist Dr Khalid Mahmood said "Eye allergies tend to flare up during summer season. During the winter to summer transition period, pollen is released into the air, which causes allergies"."This allergy is known as allergic conjunctivitis or spring catarrh, and is caused by an increase in temperature and dust.Children ...

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Superbugs apocalypse could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 The world should brace itself for millions of deaths in coming years. No, this is not one’s regular apocalyptic rhetoric, but a serious concern that has been highlighted in a UK government commissioned report.The report warned that ’Superbugs’ or simply, antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been rising and if action is not taken, these superbugs could cause 10 million deaths a year by 2050 and $100 trillion a year in damages.According to Al-Jazeera, The report titled ‘Tackling ...

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How to build a Diabetes controlling device Andrew Calabrese, a third grader was just three years old when his pancreas gave up, rendering him with the dreaded Type-1 diabetes for life.However, his parents Heidi and Jason didn’t gave up hope, and Jason, a software engineer by profession, developed a device that could help regulate his son’s insulin levels i.e. a robotic pancreas.According to Wall Street Journal, Jason was able to make an artificial pancreas for his son, using the OpenAPS (Open Artificial ...

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Uday Chopra Finally Breaks Silence on Relationship with Nargis Fakhri The break-up rumours about Uday Chopra and Nargis Fakhri has been doing rounds from past few days. It has been speculated that Nargis had a nervous breakdown after Uday terminated their relationship over a text message, prompting the actress to pack her bags and leave for USA suddenly. However, after keeping mum for long, Uday Chopra finally broke silence on the recent controversy. He said, “I normally don't respond to gossip, but the press has ...

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Pakistan hands over Holy relics to Sri Lanka ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government on Thursday handed over Holy Relics of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka, where they would be exhibited on the occasion of Vesakh Festival from 21st May to 30th June, all over Sri Lanka.Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on behalf of Pakistan government handed over the Holy Relics to Sri Lankan Minister for Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Mr. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera here at Taxila Museum.Chief Incombent ...

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Salman Khan’s Wedding Date Announced It has been reported earlier that Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor Salman Khan will soon tie a knot with alleged girlfriend Iulia Vantur later this year. Though, the actor didn’t make any official announcement yet but some of the media outlets have already disclosed the wedding date of the superstar. A report on Spotyboye.com suggests that the Khan household has already fixed a wedding date for the duo. And unsurprisingly, the actor's close friends told the ...