Health

TAG moot: Despite progress, hotspots remain

Even though Pakistan has made progress in reducing the number of cases of polio, wild poliovirus persists in hotspots and in core reservoirs of Karachi and across the northern and southern corridors of the country. This was stated at the conclusion of a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) in the capital …

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Heart attacks kill more people than terrorism

While the country has martyred over 70,000 souls to the War on Terror — more than any nation in the world, it is still dwarfed by the number of people who have died due to heart ailments. Every year, over 100,000 people die of heart attacks alone, a figure which …

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Diabetes can be prevented by following healthy lifestyle

Leading medical experts at an awareness seminar said here Tuesday that diabetes can be prevented by following a healthy and active lifestyle. The event was organised by Jinnah-Allama Iqbal Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (JAIDE) in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, here at Allama Iqbal Medical College. The Danish Ambassador, dignitaries, …

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Surgeons in China transplant a human head on corpse

A human head transplant carried out on a corpse by doctors in China-reported to be the first such surgery in the world-has caused controversy among medical experts. The transplant was announced by Italian professor Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, at a news conference in Vienna on …

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Pediatricians call for implementing breastfeeding law

Health experts have emphasised on implementation of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Integrated Nutrition Strategy and the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Act 2015 to overcome the malnutrition issue in province. In a press conference held on Saturday at Peshawar Press Club in connection with observance of the Universal Children Day …

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Our right to a healthy future

Today is World Diabetes Day. You! takes a look… Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose …

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Pneumonia continues to kill thousands in Pakistan

On Global Pneumonia Day, some of the leading paediatricians in the country have lamented that despite the availability of free vaccination services, thousands of children under the age of five continue to die because of the disease. Pakistan is among the top five countries in the world which accounts for …

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Anti-polio campaign begins across Sindh

The Emergency Operation Centre for Polio has launched a three-day anti-polio campaign in 21 districts/towns of Sindh . These districts include Karachi, Dadu, Ghotki, Jaccobabad, Kambar, Kashmore, Larkana, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Badin, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Matiari, Naushero Feroz, Sanghar, SBA, Sajjawal, Thatta and Jamshoro. The campaign primarily targets 7,127,711 children under the age of …

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Early detection imperative for dealing with breast cancer: seminar

Speakers at a seminar on Thursday stressed the need for united efforts for eliminating breast cancer. The seminar was organised by Peaceful Pakistan to raise awareness about breast cancer at Arfa Karim IT Tower. MPA Bushra Butt and Dr Tayyaba Wasim spoke on occasion. Students from variouis educational institutions were …

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