15 03, 2019

New Survey Shows Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan


Families in Pakistan are getting healthier according to the newly released 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS). The 2017-18 PDHS is the fourth DHS survey conducted in Pakistan since 1990-91. The survey results, released today at a national seminar in Islamabad organized by NIPS, highlight major improvements in child survival and maternal health care, [...]

16 02, 2016

Report on ‘Ending childhood Obesity’ launched


The Co-Chairs of the World Health Organization Commission (WHO) on Ending Childhood Obesity, Sir Peter Gluckman, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Dr. Sania Nishtar, President, Heartfile presented the Commission’s final report to the Director General of the World Health Organization  in Geneva. The two of them led a two-year process, which [...]

15 10, 2011

Many Obese Patients Fail to Link Their Weight to Their Health, Study Finds


Many overweight and obese patients in hospital emergency departments don’t believe their weight poses health risks, and many say doctors have never told them otherwise, according to a University of Florida study. Researchers asked 450 random patients in a Florida hospital emergency department two questions: Do you believe your present weight is unhealthy, and has [...]

15 03, 2011

Protect your kidneys, save your heart


Keep your kidneys healthy as they are amazing organs, just the size of a fist, which help keep the body fit – healthy kidneys also reduce the risk of getting cardiovascular diseases said doctors on World Kidney Day, March 10, being celebrated at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). This year’s World Kidney Day theme was [...]