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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 03, 2019

Nationwide screening needed to protect newborns from rare diseases – Experts

2019-04-03T20:18:12+00:00

Under 1 percent of Pakistani newborns are being screened for preventable genetic diseases which can lead to lifelong disability and even mental retardation, said experts at a conference to mark World Rare Disease Day organised by Aga Khan University. Newborn screening for rare diseases such as congenital hypothyroidism, CHT, a disease that limits the production [...]

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 07, 2014

WHO develops an Action Framework for TB elimination in low-incidence countries

2014-07-28T06:26:29+00:00

World Health Organisation (WHO) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health hosted a global consultation on the elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in low-incidence countries aimed at adapting the recently adopted global strategy and targets for TB prevention, care and control after 2015 to the specific context and challenges of low-incidence countries. [...]

15 09, 2013

9th Health Asia 2013 Int’l Exhibition & Conferences

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

9th Health Asia 2013 Int’l Exhibition & Conferences was inaugurated by Zahid Saeed, Former Chairman and Kaiser Waheer, Former Chairman PPMA and MD Indus Pharma, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) and President & CEO, Medisure Laboratories Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan and Foreign delegates were also present in this occasion. There are approximately 100 international [...]

15 02, 2013

Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research in Pakistan

2013-05-14T15:26:53+00:00

Speakers at a Symposium expressed great concern over the deaths of over 200 children suffering from measles in Sindh and termed it a matter of apprehension for health experts and scientists working in the area of molecular medicine and stressed on to conduct extensive research on diseases like measles and polio at the molecular level. [...]

15 01, 2013

Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research in Pakistan

2013-05-05T19:16:44+00:00

Speakers at a Symposium expressed great concern over the deaths of over 200 children suffering from measles in Sindh and termed it a matter of apprehension for health experts and scientists working in the area of molecular medicine and stressed on to conduct extensive research on diseases like measles and polio at the molecular level. [...]

15 12, 2012

40pc Pakistanis suffering from bone diseases

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

More than 40 percent population of Pakistan is engaged with bone relevant disease, which was an alarming situation. Elimination of disease is possible without surgery for only newly born baby, whereas, for adult surgery is compulsory.  Instant treatment for injured people of bomb blast, fire incidents, accidents and other harmful happenings was very necessary to [...]

15 05, 2011

Sport for Health launched in Grenada

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

Principals and sporting ambassadors from each of Grenada’s 22 secondary schools attended the launch of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation’s (WINDREF) Sport for Health Program.  A collaborative program between WINDREF, St. George’s University, the Ministries of Sport and Health, and the Grenada National Olympic Committee, the goal is to help reduce the public [...]

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 [...]