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 07, 2018

AKUH and Media collaborate to improve public health


To develop greater collaboration between healthcare experts and the media, The Agha Khan University Hospital organised Health Media Conference in Partnership with the Agha Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications in Kenya and the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Asim Belgaumi spoke about the role of the institution in raising healthcare [...]

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 05, 2018

Women across South Asia lack nutritional care they urgently need


Pregnant and breastfeeding women need better nutrition to protect children from stunting and disease. The progress on improving nutritional care of women in South Asia during and after pregnancy is slow, impacting on their children’s survival, growth and development. A three-day regional conference on actions to accelerate improvements in women’s nutrition across South Asia is [...]

15 02, 2018

Modern Medicine Saves Lives of Children


Future Looks Bright for Paediatric Congenital Heart Disease Patients Shahmeer Khan was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare and complex congenital heart defect in which he had a combination of four heart defects. A congenital heart defect, it is often called the “blue baby syndrome” because it causes the skin to turn bluish in color [...]

15 09, 2016

Smoking has broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome


Smoking leaves its "footprint" on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. The new findings suggest that DNA methylation could be an important sign that reveals an individual's smoking history, and could provide [...]

15 02, 2016

NIMRA marks World Cancer Day Modern lifestyle helps cancer rates rise worldwide


The Nuclear Institute of Medicine & Radiotherapy (NIMRA) Jamshoro in collaboration with Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences arranged a "Cancer Awareness Walk" followed by a Seminar, to observe the World Cancer day on Thursday. Addressing the participants, Director NIMRA Dr Naeem Ahmad Laghari said that the latest cancer statistics from the World Health [...]

15 01, 2016

Dow Inst. of Cardiology inaugurated at Dow University


Governor Sindh & Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan along with Vice Chancellor, DUHS Prof. Masood Hameed Khan and senior faculty members of the University today inaugurated Dow Institute of Cardiology (DIOC) and Installation of Gas Power Plant at a Ceremony to mark (12) Twelve Years Anniversary of Dow [...]

15 01, 2016

AKU wins grant to study hypertension in Pakistan


The Aga Khan University’s Department of Community Health Sciences and international collaborators have received an award to study ways to lower hypertension in adults living in rural South Asia. The study will test low-cost strategies by health workers and doctors to lower blood pressure among adults and reduce their risk of heart disease in three [...]

15 07, 2015

Dr. Arshad Iqbal recognized for efforts to improve systems for care, prevention of Strokes


Dr. ArshadIqbal of Warwick will receive the American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award 9th Annual Summit of the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC), to be held in October 2015at the Newport Marriott. The American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award is given annually to an individual that has been an advocate for policy change supported by the [...]

15 07, 2015

Tobacco increases incidence of cancers, heart diseases, experts


The use of tobacco products increases the incidence of heart disease, stroke and lungs, mouth and stomach caners, this was stated by renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Syed Mubeen Akhtar while addressing a press briefing on the eve of World Anti-Tobacco Day held recently at Karachi Press Club (KPC). Dr. S. Mubeen Akhter said  out of a total [...]

15 11, 2013

Re-Emergence of Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus: Another Pandemic Threat


Dr. Muhammad Najeeb Durrani, Epidemiologist, District Surveillance Coordinator, District TB Coordinator (DTC), In-charge Dengue Fever Surveillance Cell, Member Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) Health Department ICT, Islamabad After 2004 when Influenza appeared at global horizon it was initially localized in the migratory birds and appeared as H5N1 called the Avian Influenza later it [...]

15 11, 2013

Pre-diabetes screening – an essential early warning tool


Education and prevention are key to fighting diabetes. Four out five diabetics worldwide are living in middle or low income countries, half of them unaware of their condition. Screening for pre-diabetes is one essential step in combating diabetes as more than 10 per cent of the people with pre-diabetes become diabetic within three years. Experts [...]

15 08, 2013

Standing orders – The perils of sitting down


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 06, 2012

Sanofi Pakistan shares results of Acute Coronary Syndromes Descriptive Study (ACCORD)


To share the key findings from Acute Coronary Syndrome Descriptive Study (ACCORD) and the local data on Clinical Practice of the Management of ACS and use of Anti-platelet agent in Acute Hospital Settings, Sanofi Pakistan organized a Cardiovascular Symposium titled “We take Cardiac Care to Heart” recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The Symposium [...]