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, [...]

15 01, 2018

Concern voice over rise in diabetes cases


Experts have said that that nearly 14 percent of Pakistanis are going to become diabetic in the near future, while over 26 percent of those above 20 already carry the disease. On a full-scale research that carried medical tests of 10,800 individuals in 26 rural and urban districts of the country produced alarming findings, with [...]

15 04, 2013

World Kidney Day shows alarming rise of obesity and hypertension in general population


The world kidney day is celebrated each year to bring awareness about chronic kidney disease. People from all walks of life are screened for kidney disease. This year kidney day was observed by SIUT at three centers - Karachi, Sukkur and Kathore. In all 982 people underwent physical examination, blood and urine tests and ultrasound [...]

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 [...]