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 01, 2016

Thyroid Carcinoma in Pakistan


By Saman J. Ansari, Islamabad We have all heard of various diseases associated with thyroid like goiter, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism etcetera. Cancer of thyroid gland or thyroid carcinoma is uncommon yet it comprises of 1-2% of all human cancers and is the most frequent endocrine malignancy. The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland and is the [...]