Forced physical exercise can delay or slow down progression of Parkinson’s Disease in some patients - Prof. Erik

KARACHI: Our insight into Parkinson’s disease has changed a lot during the last decade. It is the most widely accepted model of behavioral disorders suggesting an activity out of balance. This was stated by Prof. Erik Wolters. Who was one of the invited guest speakers at the 21st National Neurology Conference Organized by Pakistan Society of Neurology at Karachi from March 28-30, 2014.

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Specialists have become commercial money making machines-Rasheed Jooma

KARACHI: Specialists have become commercial money making machines. Doctors should be thinking of cost effective healthcare all the time. Healthcare professionals should become true advocate for the patient and volunteer some of their time for any cause beyond their self concern. By doing so they will be better able to project value of their professional specialty organization.

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Pharmacists urged to build a career which provides them professional satisfaction

KARACHI: Dr. Mohammad Qaiser Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi has called upon the government to increase its GDP spending on education which will be rewarding not only for the country but it will also help produce better human beings. We talk too much about education but actually it is at the bottom of our priorities. 

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WHO Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection

LONDON: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year. 

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Drug Induced Parkinsonism is the second leading cause of Parkinson’s disease

KARACHI: Prof. Ronald F. Pfeiffer from United States made a presentation on Drug Induced Movement Disorders (DIMD) at the recently held Neurology Conference at Karachi in the second session on March 29th 2014. Many drugs, he opined, also result in serious adverse drug reactions apart from doing something good. 

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Transplant drugs may help wipe out persistent HIV infections

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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Health and Education budget to be increased by 100% in the next five years-Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: The government has planned to double the budget of health and education in next five years for promoting socio economic development and healthy lifestyle in the country. More than 60 percent of the country’s population was youth and if provided facilities they can prove to become important elements of country’s progress.

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