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15 06, 2019

Uplifting Mental Health Services Upon Judicial Directives – A Hope For The Rights of Marginalized Sufferers and Caregivers

2019-07-01T20:52:28+00:00

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, President Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) lauded the directives by Justice Salahuddin Panhwar of Sindh High Court (the petition filed by Ms. Erum Shaheen, submitted through her counsel, Mohammad Qadir Khan), to all the commissioners and the senior superintendents of police to constitute special committees to visit public places including shrines [...]

15 06, 2018

Are Standard Therapeutic Guidelines (STGs) needed in Pakistan?

2018-06-30T20:22:20+00:00

The use of Standard Therapeutic Guidelines (STGs) is a time-tested evidence-based system that works well and improves patients’ therapeutic outcome. Non-compliance with the STGs results in high morbidity and inflated cost. In the USA, non-compliance with STGs costs $100 billion every year. STGs are also called as clinical arrangements, treatment conventions, best-rehearse rules, and organized [...]

15 05, 2018

Moving towards achieving full functional recovery in depression and getting back to pre-depression lifestyle

2018-05-27T02:35:08+00:00

Addressing the cognitive symptoms of depression that affect attention, memory, executive function and processing speed is key to a full functional recovery to a pre-depression lifestyle. Experts from Canada, the UK and Australia discussed how best to achieve this in a thought-provoking symposium at EPA 2018. A top priority for individuals with major depressive disorder [...]

15 03, 2018

20,000 children suffer rare blood disorders every year

2018-03-20T21:22:44+00:00

Core Committee Members and health experts of Lysosomal Storage Disorders have said that an estimated 20,000 children were born with rare blood disorders in Pakistan every year. They have requested President, Prime Minister, Governors, Chief Ministers and Health Ministers to support the patients of LSDs by providing the funds so that these victims can lead a [...]

15 08, 2013

Standing orders – The perils of sitting down

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

Winston Churchill knew it. Ernest Hemingway knew it. Leonardo da Vinci knew it. Every trendy office from Silicon Valley to Scandinavia now knows it too: there is virtue in working standing up. And not merely standing. The trendiest offices of all have treadmill desks, which encourage people to walk while working. It sounds like a [...]

15 12, 2012

Successful Cochlear Implant Surgery performed at DUHS

2017-04-26T12:35:15+00:00

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) for the first time in public sector performed Cochlear Implant Surgery of two children at its Ojha Campus, Karachi. Four year old Mufsira and two year old Fazila were brought to DUHS with hearing disability. The Cochlear Implant Surgery was performed by Prof. M. Umer Farooq, ENT Surgeon & [...]

15 06, 2012

Omega Diagnostics Group PLC announces launch of VISITECT® CD4 point-of-care test

2017-04-26T12:35:16+00:00

Omega Diagnostics Group PLC has announced the imminent launch of VISITECT® CD4, a ground-breaking point-of-care (POC) disposable test for the detection of CD4 T-cell levels, aimed at reaching HIV­-positive patients across the globe. VISITECT® CD4, developed by the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia, is an affordable POC test that enables CD4 T-cell levels to be determined, quickly [...]

15 06, 2011

Zia-ul Islam Zuberi to join world Jury in Lisbon

2011-07-03T15:26:03+00:00

Director Communication Siemens Pakistan Mr.Zia-ul Islam Zuberi has left for Lisbon Portugal to join the world jury of PR professionals for judging the 2011 Golden World Awards organized by International Public Relations Association. This is the fifth year in a row that Mr.Zuberi has been invited to join this international jury which determines winners for [...]

15 03, 2011

Newer Antimalarials More Effective than Quinine Against Severe Malaria

2017-04-26T12:35:30+00:00

Quinine should no longer be the drug of choice for treating severe malaria, according to an updated systematic review by Cochrane researchers. It is now evident that the antimalarial drug artesunate, which is derived from herbs used in Chinese medicine, is more effective at preventing death in patients with severe malaria. ================= Rising status of [...]