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Nearly 19 million newborns at risk of brain damage every year due to iodine deficiency

UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability   Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in [...]

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100-bed Transplant Centre inaugurated at SIUT

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation marked yet another milestone as the hospital's first dedicated transplant centre was officially inaugurated at impressive ceremony held recently at SIUT, Karachi.  The 14-story Transplant Centre has been constructed in a period of four years with an estimated cost of Rs1.5 billion to meet the futuristic challenges of the transplant [...]

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Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty – World Bank-UNICEF Study

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: October 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 2013 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that [...]

Smoking has broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: September 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Smoking leaves its "footprint" on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. The new findings suggest that DNA methylation could be an important sign that reveals an individual's [...]

Nearly 19 million newborns at risk of brain damage every year due to iodine deficiency

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|Tags: , , , |

UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability   Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to [...]

100-bed Transplant Centre inaugurated at SIUT

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|Tags: , , |

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation marked yet another milestone as the hospital's first dedicated transplant centre was officially inaugurated at impressive ceremony held recently at SIUT, Karachi.  The 14-story Transplant Centre has been constructed in a period of four years with an estimated cost of Rs1.5 billion to meet the [...]

SBTP team meets visiting KfW Mission in Sukkur

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|Tags: , , |

Ms. Stefanie Peters, Senior Project Manager KfW for Asia and Dr. Nachtnebel Mathias, Technical Expert along with Wolfgang Moellers, KfW Country Director, Dr. Masuma Zaidi, KfW Health Coordinator, Mr. Zahid Mehmood, National Team Leader EPOS Health Management held a meeting with Prof. Hasan Abbas Zaheer, National Coordinator SBTP and Usman [...]

Facebook launches Feature to Increase Blood Donations in Pakistan

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|

Social networking giant Facebook launched a blood donation feature for Pakistan in collaboration with the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP), Pakistan. The Feature makes it possible for people to easily sign up to be blood donors and to help connect donors with people in need and blood centers. This is [...]

Ziauddin University hosts annual Int’l conference on ‘Rehabilitation

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|Tags: |

“Thinking proliferates neurons of mind and open-mindedness always makes a difference”, former Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources and Chancellor Ziauddin University, Dr. Asim Hussain, said this while addressing to an annual international conference on “Rehabilitation: Translational, Clinical and Research Perspectives” hosted by Ziauddin University. Speaking at the conference [...]

Japan announces $3.2 million grant for modernizing NIH Polio Lab

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

The Japanese government on Friday announced $3.2 million grant for the procurement of equipment for the polio eradication laboratory at the National Institute, Islamabad. The notes were officially signed by the representatives of the Government of Japan, Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Health Organisation. The grant will be [...]

1447 degrees conferred in 22nd Hamdard University Convocation

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|Tags: , |

Degree of Doctor of Medical Science (Honoris Causa ) was conferred on renowned Kidney  Specialist and President, Transplantation Society of Pakistan by Hamdard University,  in its 22nd Convocation held recently at Al Moid hall, Madinat al Hikmah, Karachi . In all 1447 degree were awarded to the graduates while 25 Hamdard University  gold medals,  7 Shaheed [...]

25 million child marriages prevented due to accelerated progress – UNICEF

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|Tags: |

Improving trend in child marriage driven largely by significant reductions in South Asia, but problem persists with over 150 million girls likely to marry by 2030 The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said today. Overall, the proportion of [...]

Experts call for promotion of research culture

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: March 2018|Tags: , , , |

Director of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary has said that it is really tragic that despite of knowing the value of research work, no one gives it the importance it deserves at the national level. He expressed these views while addressing as the [...]

Health Tips (Beauty Tips for Girls)

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By Fauzia Saeed, Psychologist (VCCTC), Asst Director Blood Donation, PRC Punjab Branch Lahore MAINTAIN YOUR FITNESS A Garlic a day: Garlic is the mother of all cures. Researchers in Liverpool have found that 5ml of garlic extract lower levels of a disease-causing chemical by up to 48 per cent. Eat [...]