Health

Efforts continue to find effective TB vaccine

Tuberculosis kills nearly 2 million people worldwide every year. One-third of the world’s population is infected with the bacterial disease. Even in the US, where the disease is thought to be under control, tuberculosis infected nearly 9,300 people last year. Rates of tuberculosis in the US declined steadily in the …

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‘Unsafe livestock movement exposing cities to Congo fever’

Movement of cattle to various cities and towns for Eidul Azha and persistent rains have left entire cities vulnerable to the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) that was earlier confined to a few areas of Balochistan. This was observed by experts during a session held at Aga Khan University on …

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Two patients die of dengue virus in Abbottabad

As dengue outbreak continues across the province unabated, two under-treatment patients lost their battle against the virus at the Ayub Medical Complex (AMC) in Abbottabad on Saturday, officials said. The deaths came as eight people, including doctors and nurses, were tested positive for the disease on Saturday. A total of …

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Don’t play politics on dengue

In the wake of the recent outbreak of dengue fever in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, office bearers in the province have been reported to reach out to experts in Punjab for their help in dealing with the deadly virus. It is important to remember that dengue had been lurking in KP for …

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Punjab docs launch anti-dengue operation

To treat dengue patients and prevent further spreading of the virus, mobile medical teams sent by Punjab government on Sunday examined over a 1,000 locals suffering from dengue fever, many of whom were diagnosed positive. The teams of health professionals and mobile health units sent by the Punjab government as …

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Around 0.2m lose legs due to diabetes

As many as 150,000 to 200,000 people lose their lower limbs every year in Pakistan due to complications of diabetes and 70 per cent of them die within five years of amputations, national and international endocrinologists disclosed at an international conference on diabetic foot management on Saturday. “Majority of diabetics …

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People decry shortage of beds at Pims and FGPC

Citizens on Monday asked the quarters concerned to increase the beds number in all major hospitals of the federal capital to ensure provision of best medical care to incoming patients with severe health complications. According to them, several patients face routine delays for having hospitals bed after emergency admission in …

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We cannot let our guard down now: Ayesha Raza

Praising the valuable contributions made by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in polio eradication, Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq said that ‘after having reached so close to eradication, we cannot afford to let our guards down’ and will make sure that every child across …

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Increasing hepatitis cases a huge worry for Punjab

Punjab has become home to seven million hepatitis patients and medics have suggested that the government combat the disease through education, awareness and proper legislation, The Express Tribune has learnt. Dr Salman Kazmi, who recently wrote a book called Health by Education, which examines 36 different diseases, said the main purpose was …

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