15 03, 2019

Nationwide screening needed to protect newborns from rare diseases – Experts


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 08, 2013

Editorial – Across border drug prices a difficult task


Comparing the prices of medicines across borders is an intellectual challenge for academics, a profitable business for consultants and a difficult issue for pharmaceuticals companies. Growing concern is appetite for the practice among healthcare systems in richer and poorer countries like. Recent efforts by the Chinese government to step up scrutiny of drug prices reflects [...]

15 12, 2012

Dow University, Abbott Lab Pak sign pact for Total Lab Automation


Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abbott Laboratories Pakistan for “Total Lab Automation” Equipment placement and Product supply at DUHS Ojha Campus. The MoU was inked by Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor-DUHS and Habib Ahmed, Country Manager, Abbott Laboratories Pakistan at the Governor House, Karachi in the [...]

15 06, 2012

Medication for medullary thyroid cancer in final stage of development


Cabozantinib, a medication for the treatment of medullary thyroid cancer, has shown promising results in final-stage testing. Until now, there was no medication available in Belgium for treating this rare form of thyroid cancer. Dr. Patrick Schöffski, professor of oncology at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), presented the results at the annual meeting of [...]

15 04, 2012

TV-watching and overconsumption of unhealthy snacks and soft drinks: a serious threat to young children’s health


TV-watching at weekends and consuming too many unhealthy snacks and soft drinks are making pre-school children pile on the pounds, according to research conducted by scientists in ten European countries.   Obesity among European pre-schoolers is hitting record levels, with more than one in eight children overweight in northern Europe, rising to more than 25% [...]

15 09, 2011

Oncologists recognized by ESMO for outstanding contributions to cancer research and treatment


The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has honored three of Europe’s leading medical oncologists with prestigious awards recognizing their achievements in clinical care and research. “The eminent oncologists we are celebrating with these awards have each made enormous contributions to the care of patients with cancer,” said Prof David Kerr, ESMO President. “We congratulate [...]

15 05, 2011

Plasma Fractionation; Current Status


By Ahmed Waqas, Hafsah Muhammad Chishti, Usman Waheed, Department of Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Blood is a specialized tissue divisible into a cellular part (RBCs, WBCs, Platelets) and a liquid part, Plasma which is a transporting medium for cells and a variety of substances vital to the human body. It is 91% water and contains [...]

13 04, 2011

Early detection of high Blood Pressure, diabetes and regular examination of blood & urine reduces frequency of kidney disease – Dr. M. Akmal


On the occasion of World Kidney Day, Medical Review aiming to increase awareness about the disease that often gets buried under the prevalence of breast cancer and heart disease Interviewed Dr. Mohammad Akmal, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He is also the author of [...]