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July 12, 2013

Fish oil: friend or foe?

Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor News out of Seattle is sure to fuel confusion about fish oil supplements. Take this email I got yesterday from a friend. “Ok, I give up. Should I take them? Throw them away? June 29 — Fish oil may prevent breast cancer. Today (July 11) — Fish oil may increase risk of prostate cancer.” First, the latest news. A study by scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle linked eating a lot of oily fish or taking potent fish oil…

Eating fruits and vegetables tied to longer life

By Valerie DeBenedette NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating fewer than five servings of fruit and vegetables each day is linked with a higher chance of dying early, according to a large study from Sweden. People who said they never ate fruit and vegetables died an average of three years sooner than those who ate plenty of apples, carrots and tomatoes, researchers found. Many public health organizations worldwide recommend eating five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, but…

Govt asked to help rice industry

Friday, July 12, 2013 KARACHI: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises has said the Ministry of Commerce should take more effective measure to help Pakistan’s rice industry so that the country’s rice exports can become more competitive in the global market. The organisation’s president, Zulfikar Thaver, expressed alarm at the fact that Pakistan’s rice exports had declined. rice industry He called for official recognition of 386 as a permissible variety and urged the State Bank to…

Copper climbs to near one-month high on Fed signals

July 12, 2013 Copper prices hit their highest in nearly a month on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve chairman signalled a commitment to monetary stimulus for the foreseeable future, helping boost appetite for risky assets. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange rose more than three percent to its highest since June 18 at $7,049.25 a tonne in intraday trade. It then closed at $7,000, from a last bid of $6,825 on Wednesday. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the US central…

Gold jumps in Asia

July 12, 2013 Gold jumped to its highest level in more than two weeks on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US central bank would continue its accommodative monetary policy for now to support the economy. Spot gold had risen 2 percent to $1,289.49 an ounce by 0638 GMT. It earlier climbed 2.7 percent to $1,298.36 - its highest since June 24. Comex gold jumped as much as 4 percent to a two- and-a-half week high of $1,297.2. Spot silver climbed 4.8 percent to…

Gold climbs to near three-week high in Europe

July 12, 2013 Gold jumped to a near three-week high on Thursday as the dollar tumbled after the US Federal Reserve signalled it would continue to pursue monetary stimulus, given tame inflation and a fragile labour market. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that a highly accommodative policy was needed for the foreseeable future, surprising investors after his comments on June 19 that the economy was expanding strongly enough for the Fed to end the stimulus measures by mid-2014.…

Shahbaz urged to take action against meat mafia

July 12, 2013 Convenor LCCI Standing Committee for Halal Meat Naseeb Ahmad Saifi has appealed to the Chief Minister Punjab to take strict action against the mafia bent upon destroying the business of meat processors and exporters under a well planned conspiracy. In a statement issued here on Thursday Naseeb Ahmad Saifi further alleged that Chungi Mafia is demanding Rs 130 per animal from trucks bringing animals from different cities to Lahore without any justification and basis. This…

Silkworms offer Kashmiri farmers climate wriggle room

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 By Roshan Din Shad UPPER AMBORE, Pakistan – For more than half a century, raising silkworms was a way to get through the bad times in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. But in 2005 a devastating earthquake destroyed many of the region’s sericulture facilities, dealing a major blow to the cottage industry. Several years on, however, farmers are again looking at silkworms as a way of increasing their resilience to erratic weather that is threatening their crops. The…

China looks again at Gwadar and Pakistan

July 12, 2013 By Peter Lee In physics, every action has its equal and opposite reaction. In geo-diplomacy, "equal" isn't a given. China has responded to India's cozying up to Japan and Myanmar's slide into the Western camp by tilting toward Pakistan and Afghanistan. With all due respects to the strivers of Islamabad and Kabul, China is getting the worst of the bargain in trading nascent global power India and South Asian resource and agriculture powerhouse Myanmar for "failing…

PM made hallmark achievements during China visit: Barjees

July 12, 2013 ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Barjees Tahir has said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif made hallmark achievements during his visit to China by signing various agreements to boost economic situation of the country.While talking to APP, the minister said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s top priority is to improve economic situation of the country. He said that Prime Minister signed agreements of Pak-China cross-border…

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