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 02, 2018

Diabetes major cause of blindness in Pakistan – Experts


Expert at an Ophthalmology Conference has said that thousands of people are facing loss of vision annually due to diseases such as cataract glaucoma, which can be prevented by avoiding and controlling diabetes, hypertension, quitting smoking and timely treatment. The 4th Pioneering Innovations in Ophthalmology (PIO) Conference was organized by Hashmanis Group of Hospitals and [...]

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 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. [...]

15 04, 2013

World Health Day celebrated at DUHS


World Health Day is celebrated on April 7th, every year to mark the Anniversary of the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO). World Health Day aims to highlight urgent areas of public health concern worldwide. Additionally, each year a theme is chosen to raise awareness of the world’s major health issues. This year the [...]

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 [...]

15 12, 2011

Pakistan to benefit key interventions aimed at reducing maternal, newborn and child deaths


A new global consensus has been agreed on the key evidence-based interventions that will sharply reduce the 358,000 women who still die each year during pregnancy and childbirth and the 7.6 million children who die before the age of 5, according to an extensive, three-year global study. The study, Essential Interventions, Commodities and Guidelines for Reproductive, [...]

15 07, 2011

Rationale for FDC in the management of Diabetes and Hypertension


NEXT Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd as a part of Continued Medical Education (CME) Program organized a lecture on “Rationale of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) in the management of DM and HTN” at a local hotel in Karachi. Prof. Dr. M. A. Ebrahim, Consultant Endocrinologist was the Guest Speaker while Physician & Heart Specialist, Prof. [...]

15 07, 2011

Speakers emphasized the benefits of combination therapy in hypertension & diabetes


Hypertension and diabetes are major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and a steep rise in the prevalence of these risk factors explains the CVD epidemic world over.  According to WHO, Pakistan is one of the 10 countries in the world with the highest prevalence of diabetes and has one of the fastest increase in the [...]

15 06, 2011

Clinical data on Cardiovascular and related conditions shared with physicians


In keeping with its practice of sharing key statistics and results of clinical studies with Physicians, Sanofi-aventis Pakistan limited organized a Cardio-Thrombosis Poster Session titled “Heart-to-Heart” recently at its Head office in Karachi. It was attended by a large gathering of leading Physicians, Cardiologists, Diabetologists and Family Physicians from across the country. The event saw [...]

15 06, 2011

Reducing climate change is good for your health


More 'climate-friendly' investments in transport, energy and housing could help prevent significant noncommunicable disease, WHO review finds Greener investments in transport, housing and household energy policies can help prevent significant cardiovascular and chronic respiratory disease, obesity-related conditions and cancers. These are among the findings of a new global World Health Organization series that looks systematically, [...]

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 [...]

15 02, 2011

Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes


By Abdul Sattar Sohrani Previous guidelines recommended low-dose aspirin therapy for the primary prevention of stroke in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus who were at increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. Risk factors included patient age older than 40 years, a family history of CV disease, hypertension, smoking, dyslipidemia, or albuminuria. Aspirin therapy [...]