15 10, 2021

88% of People in Asia-Pacific believe Robots can support their Career better than Humans


Global study finds 78% of people feel “stuck” professionally and personally (77%); 90% of people say their meaning of success has changed since the pandemic started People are turning to robots to support their career development after the COVID-19 pandemic left them feeling lonely and disconnected from their own lives, according to a new study [...]

15 11, 2018

99% pneumonia patients die under five years of age


On the occasion of World Pneumonia Day, Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases (OICD), Dow University of Health Sciences organized a Seminar at Ojha Campus Karachi. Prof. Dr. Nisar Rao, Director (OICD), Dr. Nadeem Ahmed, Dr. Aisha Wajeeh, Dr. Faheem, Dr. Raheela Kashif, Dr. Farzana Mumtaz and Dr. Mirza Saifullah Baig besides seminar faculty members of [...]

15 08, 2018

More than 6.7 m drug users in Pakistan


Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Beenish Zia while addressing a seminar said that the numbers of drug users have crossed around 6.7 million in Pakistan. The cost of purchase of narcotics every day is Rs.150 due to which the business of drugs purchase in the country has increased. She said these views while addressing a Seminar in [...]

15 05, 2018

New study to explore Pakistan’s smokeless tobacco blind spot


Smokeless tobacco products are unregulated and untaxed despite being a leading cause of mouth, head and neck cancer in Pakistan Researchers from Aga Khan University have launched a comprehensive study aimed at understanding and addressing the public health risks posed by smokeless tobacco products, which have largely been ignored by policymakers. Unlike cigarettes, smokeless or [...]

15 03, 2018

20,000 children suffer rare blood disorders every year


Core Committee Members and health experts of Lysosomal Storage Disorders have said that an estimated 20,000 children were born with rare blood disorders in Pakistan every year. They have requested President, Prime Minister, Governors, Chief Ministers and Health Ministers to support the patients of LSDs by providing the funds so that these victims can lead a [...]

15 03, 2018

Youth Seminar on Adolescent Health and Life Based Education


An Awareness Seminar to mark ‘Adolescent Health and Life Skill Based Education was held at Dow Medical College. It was attended by large number of medical students participated. The Chairperson of Costed Implementation Plan for FP 2020, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho talked about importance of family planning for improving the development indicators of Pakistan and also for [...]

15 10, 2016

Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty – World Bank-UNICEF Study


Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 2013 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on an average of [...]

16 03, 2016

World Health Day – Measures urged to counter Antibiotics Resistance


Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine,  However, up to 50% of the time antibiotics are not optimally prescribed, often done so when not needed or incorrect dosing or duration,’ said health experts in briefing arranged by Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP), “Antibiotic Resistance: Act Today [...]

15 02, 2016

Collective efforts to counter climate change effects stressed


Speakers at the meeting of Shura Hamdard Karachi chapter urged the government and the people to take counter steps to reverse the Climate Change affects as Pakistan ranked among most vulnerable countries of the world. The meeting was held yesterday on the theme: “Climate Change – a serious threat to human life” with Haziqul Khairi, [...]

15 12, 2015

Widespread misunderstanding about Antibiotic resistance threatens Public Health


A recent multi-country survey revealed that people are confused about the rising threat of antibiotic resistance to public health and are unclear about how to prevent it from growing, World Health Organization (WHO) said today at the launch of a global campaign at the initiation of the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The campaign, ‘Antibiotics: [...]

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 09, 2014

Child mortality rates falling faster than ever – UN


New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by [...]

15 08, 2014

Deaths from HIV/AIDS escalate; progress in TB and malaria – Study


Over 2,400 deaths from HIV/AIDS last year; mortality rates from TB and malaria declined since 2000 HIV/AIDS is claiming more lives in Pakistan than ever, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. Mortality rates from HIV/AIDS increased 11 per cent annually from 2000 to 2013, while declines in death rates [...]

1 01, 2014

Asia Pacific AIDS epidemic at pivotal stage – UN


A new UN report warns the HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a pivotal juncture with little progress in reducing new infections. AIDS researchers and activists are calling for more political will by governments to address related issues. The report, launched by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, says 4.9 million people are living [...]

15 11, 2013

Effective strategy needed to save the lives of the children – Experts


Pakistan is third among five countries including India, Nigeria, Congo and China that accounts almost half of deaths of under-five children worldwide. Respiratory Infections, Diarrhea, Neonatal causes, Vaccine preventable disease and Malnutrition are the major causes of mortality among children. Effective strategy is needed to save the lives of children. These views were expressed by [...]