15 03, 2019

‘Pedal for Health’ awareness initiative launched


Ministry of National Health Services launched launched an Awareness Initiative ‘Pedal for Health’ at Liaquat Gymnasium in Islamabad aimed at prevention of non-communicable diseases. Federal Minister for National Health Services, Aamer Mehmood Kiani launched the Initiative which would be run under the Ministry of Health, by pedaling a cycle. Sharing his views on the occasion, he [...]

15 03, 2019

Steps for women’s empowerment highlighted


Sindh Minister for Women Development Department, Syed Shela Raza has said that the Government of Sindh is taking practical steps for social, economic and political empowerment of women so that they could contribute to the development of society. She was addressing the distribution ceremony of health insurance cards and launching of e-shops for home-based workers [...]

15 11, 2018

10 percent of Pakistanis suffer from diabetes


Overeating, lack of exercise and stress are the major factors for causing diabetes. Diabetes Prevalence Survey of Pakistan has revealed staggering 16.98 percent prevalence of diabetes as 35.3 million people among the adult population are found diabetic in Pakistan. The latest data of 2017 belies the old figures of 6.56 percent of diabetes prevalence affecting [...]

15 06, 2018

Commission calls for action against Chronic diseases


A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes of death and ill health. [...]

15 06, 2018

Diabetes Centre inaugurated at Phulgaran


Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated The Diabetes Centre (TDC) at Phulgaran in the outskirts of the capital, to help early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. He also announced a grant of Rs.100 million for the centre and urged philanthropists to generously contribute to help expand its reach. Addressing the inauguration ceremony held recently, [...]

15 01, 2018

Concern voice over rise in diabetes cases


Experts have said that that nearly 14 percent of Pakistanis are going to become diabetic in the near future, while over 26 percent of those above 20 already carry the disease. On a full-scale research that carried medical tests of 10,800 individuals in 26 rural and urban districts of the country produced alarming findings, with [...]

15 10, 2016

Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Diabetes Course for Family Physicians


College of Family Medicine Pakistan organized a Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Diabetes Course for Family Physicians at the IBA City Campus recently. The event was well attended by prominent academia, course participants and members of the College. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Prof. Abdul Samad Shera. Prof. Zaman Shaikh and Prof. Riaz Qureshi [...]

15 08, 2016

Health Minister pays surprise visit to Civil Hospital


Sindh Minister for Health, Dr Sikandar Mandhero paid a surprise visit to Civil Hospital Khairpur, Cardiac Emergency Center and inspected the affairs of the hospital on Wednesday night. The minister also visited each and every bed in the emergency, surgical wards, Operation Theater, Labour room etc and expressed dissatisfaction over the cleanliness said that poor [...]

15 04, 2015

Diabetes Mellitus – An overview


By Dr. Asrar Sheikh Dr. Asrar Sheikh is an internist in Lowell, Indiana and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Sheikh accepts several types of health [...]

15 08, 2014

Workshop on Molecular & Immunodiagnostics at DUHS


Experts at a Workshop emphasized on the need to create an atmosphere for exchange of ideas on the emerging trends in molecular and immunodiagnostic research and to create awareness among the student about the importance of analytical tools in diagnosis. These views were expressed by experts at a 3-days hands-on training Workshop on ‘Molecular and [...]

15 07, 2014

Public Awareness Seminar on Fasting & Health at Dow University


An public awareness program about Ramadan Fasting and Health for general public was organized by School of Public Health in collaboration of Research Department and National Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Dow University of Health Sciences at its Ojha Campus. The theme of the program was to create awareness about self-care among general public as [...]

15 07, 2014

Diabetes Distress is Distinct from Depression – Researchers Say


New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease Although diabetes distress is often mistaken for depression, the good news is that simple interventions appear to help significantly reduce this distress, according to new research. The need to correctly identify depression is also highlighted in a second new study. This [...]

15 02, 2014

New genetic regions linked with type 2 diabetes identified


Largest study yet of diabetes genetics brings in data from 20 countries on four continents Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified in the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease. DNA data was brought together from more than 48,000 patients and 139,000 healthy controls from [...]

15 11, 2013

Speakers emphasized on the importance of Ramadan and improving health practices


Speakers at the International Symposium on “Ramadan & Health” emphasized the importance of Ramadan and improving health practice. They stressed that Muslims should fast not feast during the month of Ramadan. They were speaking at Inaugural Ceremony of International Symposium on ‘Ramadan & Health’ organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at its OJHA Campus. [...]