15 09, 2016

Smoking has broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome


Smoking leaves its "footprint" on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. The new findings suggest that DNA methylation could be an important sign that reveals an individual's smoking history, and could provide [...]

15 06, 2014

Smoking kills 100,000 Pakistanis every year


Highlighting the alarming number of deaths tobacco use causes every year, health experts demanded the government to raise taxes on tobacco and its products in the upcoming budget 2014.They were addressing a public awareness seminar organised by Shifa International Hospital (SIH) in connection with World No Tobacco Day. Every year, on 31st May, World No [...]

15 02, 2014

Awareness walk & seminar on World Cancer Day 2014


Cancer Patients Welfare Society (CPWS) NIMRA, Jamshoro in collaboration of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro arranged “Cancer   Awareness Walk” to mark the World Cancer Day. The walk started from LUMHS Main Campus to NIMRA, Jamshoro. The aim of the walk was raise awareness among the masses. Chief Guest Prof. Shafi Muhammad Jatoi [...]

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 06, 2012

Willpower most vital to break free from addiction


Tobacco use is one of the world’s most leading preventable causes of death – yet every year nearly six million people die of tobacco-induced diseases. Alarmingly over 600,000 of these individuals are victims of passive smoking, inhaling the smoke exhaled by a smoker. “All tobacco users, including cigarette and shisha smokers, are far more likely to suffer [...]

15 11, 2011

Smoking and Pollution Responsible for Rising Chronic Lung Disease in Pakistan


Widespread tobacco smoking and the use of fuels such as wood and coal are a major cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The disease poses a major health hazard and unfortunately remains largely under-diagnosed and under-treated in Pakistan. This was the consensus opinion of experts gathered at a collaborative seminar organised by Aga Khan [...]

15 03, 2011

Newer Antimalarials More Effective than Quinine Against Severe Malaria


Quinine should no longer be the drug of choice for treating severe malaria, according to an updated systematic review by Cochrane researchers. It is now evident that the antimalarial drug artesunate, which is derived from herbs used in Chinese medicine, is more effective at preventing death in patients with severe malaria. ================= Rising status 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 [...]

15 02, 2011

Early detection reduce your risk of cancer


Cancer detected early can be treated more effectively and better still, there are strategies to prevent the disease. Awareness, education, screening programmes and best practise treatment can all reduce the risk of dying from cancer was the message from experts at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) Each year, the world over, cancer kills more people [...]