Category: Did You Know

Coronavirus mortality rate is only 3 percent: Pakistani health expert

A Pakistani health expert, Dr Naseem Salahuddin said people did not need to fear coronavirus as its mortality rate was only three percent, which is less than the common flu. She added, that it was necessary for people to remain cautious as viruses change every few years. She explained that Influenza, a common flu can cause death while coronavirus spreads rapidly. 

Paracetamol might reduce your empathy: research

Paracetamol is not only severely toxic to your liver in the long run but new research says it also can reduce your ability to empathise.  Paracetamol or acetaminophen works by acting on the areas of the brain that control pain , such areas are related to emotional awareness and motivation. It not only damages the liver but can also harm the kidneys as the drug is excreted through those organs

Australian woman dies in cake-eating contest

A woman died while taking part in a cake-eating competition to celebrate Australia Day, local media reported. Public broadcaster ABC reported the 60-year-old had a seizure after she “shovelled a lamington into her mouth”. The woman was rushed to hospital in the coastal town of Hervey Bay but later died. She was a contestant in the Beach House Hotel’s annual Australia Day lamington and meat pie eating contest.

Most Pakistanis unaware of Minar-e-Pakistan’s secret symbolic architecture

Minar-e-Pakistan, the famous national landmark built in 1968, had a secret symbolic architecture which most Pakistanis have missed out on. Only recently a Facebook user, Tahir Mahmood Chaudhry revealed the aerial view of the Minar e Pakistan which depicts a genius geometry. The photographer’s eagle-eye view, Minar-e-Pakistan displays a flower nestled on a star embraced by two crescents, one white and one green.

Eye drops reaction deprives many patients of vision

During an incident at Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital a number of patients lost their eye sight after eye drops were administered to them after going through operations of glaucoma. The reason behind the unfortunate incident is being investigated by the government as well as the hospital’s management. Patients have been alleging that 80 patients lost their eyesight while the hospital’s media coordinator denied of the allegations. 

Islamabad is now safer than Berlin, Paris and London

Islamabad has improved significantly in terms of safety as well as crime prevention, according to World Crime Index 2020. The index is issued by an international organization, Numbeo has ranked the capital city 301 out of 374, while it was ranked 232 last year. The vulnerability level has decreased by 69 as higher number rank on the index means lower crime. 

Drinking green tea can make you live longer: study

Drinking green tea at least 3 times a week makes you healthier and prolongs your life, as revealed by a recent study carried out at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. According to the researchers, green tea has significantly higher proportions of polyphenol, a micronutrient that protects against cardiovascular diseases and lowers blood pressure. 

Wedding held in Lahore Fort’s 400-year-old kitchen

In violation of the Punjab government’s regulations, a wedding event was held in the over 400-year-old royal kitchen in the Lahore Fort. The incident was first reported on Twitter, where pictures from the mehindi event were uploaded, triggering a public outcry. The Fort has been recognized by the UNESCO as an endangered monument and has been listed as a World Heritage Site in Danger.

Canadian traveller converts to Islam after spending time in Pakistan

Rosie Gabrielle, a solo Canadian traveller who visited Pakistan and spent time exploring the country, converts to Islam. The travel blogger praised Pakistan and its people who helped her get rid of the pain she has been going through for years and fulfill her desire to be free.

NASA discovers Earth-sized planet in ‘Goldilocks zone’

NASA said that its planet hunter satellite TESS discovered an Earth-sized planet within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water. Named “TOI 700 d”, the planet is relatively close to Earth — only 100 light years away. Star TOI 700 is small, about 40 percent of our Sun’s size and only about half as hot.