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15 10, 2010

LUMHS holds 6th national symposium

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The 6th National Symposium of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences on the theme “Achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” was formally inaugurated with participation of the personalities of national and international repute in the field of medicine at Liaquat University Jamshoro Campus. Chancellor of Ziauddin Medical University Karachi Dr. Asim Hussain, who is also [...]

15 10, 2010

200th Anniversary of the Independence Revolution of Argentina

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H.E. the Argentine Ambassador, Rodolfo J. Martin-Saravia, together with the Federal Minister of Health, Makhdoom Shahabuddin and the Chairman of CDA, Imtiaz Elahi commemoratred the “200th Anniversary of the Independence Revolution of Argentina” in its Argentina Park Islamabad. Chairman of the Standing Committee on Health, Senator Kulsom Parveen and the Director of the Federal Services [...]

15 10, 2010

Meeting to create awareness about consumption of iodized salt

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A meeting of the National Alliance of Large Consumers on Promotion of Iodized Salt held recently at the Islamabad to review the alliance's endeavours and to create awareness among the general public about the consumption of iodized salt in daily diet. The meeting organised by The Network for Consumer Protection in collaboration with UNICEF and [...]

15 10, 2010

Nanomedicine and Cancer

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By Usman Waheed, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad & Abdul Sami, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi Nanomania, one could call it – the growing excitement and anxiety about super-small gadgets that might transform our world for better or worse. Two decades ago, techno-visionaries titillated the world with their prophecy of machines so small – measurable in nanometers, [...]

15 10, 2010

FDA Restricts Rosiglitazone: EMA Pulls the Plug

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By Abdul Sattar Sohrani The US FDA has decided that rosiglitazone (Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline) can remain available, but only under a very stringent restricted-access program. However, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorizations for all rosiglitazone-containing antidiabetes medications licensed in the EU--Avandia, Avandamet, and Avaglim. "These medicines will stop being [...]

15 10, 2010

Damage Control Surgery

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Dr. Arshadullah Khan & Dr. Sania Masood Damage control surgery is one of the major advances in surgical technique in the past 20 years. The principles of damage control have been slow to be accepted by surgeons around the world, as they contravene most standard surgical teaching practices - that the best operation for a [...]

15 10, 2010

Symposium on dental diseases

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The 4th Annual Symposium of Dr. Ishrat-Ul-Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences on the theme “Setting Priorities for Oral Health” and Trade Exhibition was held recently at DIKIOHS SMC, Karachi with the stress to improve healthcare standard in Pakistan. The symposium started with pre-symposium Workshops in DIKIOHS, SMC Campus, Karachi. The pre-symposium workshop covered [...]

15 10, 2010

WHO simplifies treatment of Mental and Neurological disorders

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Millions of people with common, but untreated, mental, neurological and substance use disorders can now benefit from new simplified diagnosis and treatment guidelines released today by the World Health Organization. The guidelines are designed to facilitate the management of depression, alcohol use disorders, epilepsy and other common mental disorders in the primary health-care setting. The [...]

15 10, 2010

New action plan lays the foundation for TB elimination

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Targets are realistic, but projected shortfall of US$ 4.2 billion per year for TB care and crucial research must be filled The world could be on its way towards eliminating tuberculosis (TB) if governments and donors fully invest in a plan released today by the Stop TB Partnership. The Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015: [...]

15 10, 2010

AEROKAST SACHET, OFLOPRED, Dictrin launched by Barrett Hodgson Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

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Barrett Hodgson Pakistan (Pvt) Limited is pleased to announce the launch of AEROKAST SACHET which contains 4mg Montelukast Sodium. AEROKAST SACHET is indicated for the management of chronic asthma, exercise induced asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis. AEROKAST SACHET (4mg Montelukast Sodium) is available in pack of 14’s. By introducing AEROKAST SACHET (4mg Montelukast Sodium), Barrett [...]

15 10, 2010

COMSATS participates in the 5th ICMHESR, Malaysia

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A delegation of the Commission on Science and Technology for the Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), headed by the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi, attended the opening ceremony of the 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICMHESR) being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 19th to 21st [...]

15 10, 2010

Cervical Cancer Is Preventable

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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women globally after breast and lung cancer; these figures were quoted by Dr. Yasmeen Bhurgri at a press conference on Cervical Cancer is Preventable organized by Health Awareness Society (HAS) at a local hotel here. Speaking on cervical [...]

15 10, 2010

Global Handwashing Day at SIUT

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Today Global Handwashing Day was celebrated at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).  It was organized by the Department of Infectious Diseases.  Dr. Shehla Baqi and Dr. Asma Nasim conducted an interactive session on how hand hygiene saves lives in the hospital setting. Infection Control practitioners, Romaila Kauser and Rahat Masroor had already done [...]