WAPR’s Third Asia Pacific Conference at Lahore in November offers interesting scientific programme

LAHORE: World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) Third Asia Pacific Conference being held at Lahore from November 1-4th 2013 offers interesting scientific programme. The conference is being held in collaboration with Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre Fountain House Lahore and Psychiatry Dept. of SIMS Lahore.

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My prime objective now is to improve quality and standard of MHPE programme in Pakistan

KARACHI: Dr. Syed Moyn Aly is a noted medical educationist. He graduated from Dow Medical College in 1989 and then after completing house job at Civil Hospital Karachi joined Dept. of Physiology at Baqai Medical University where he served for eight years. He then joined Department of Medical Education at College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan.

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Nobelitis is a common disease among Nobel Laureates – Eleftherios Diamandis

In an Opinion Paper published in Clin Chem lab Med, Eleftherios P.Diamandis has stated that Nobelitis is a common disease among Nobel Laureates and at present the best way of avoiding it is prevention since current therapies are not effective in curing it. In this interesting write up, he further states that those few who manage to win this award become instant and eternal celebrities.

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PM&DC will be made one of the best regulatory authority-Prof.Masood Hameed Khan

KARACHI: Prof. Masood Hameed Khan Vice Chancellor of DUHS was elected as President while Prof. Syed Muhammad Awais from King Edward Medical University was elected as Vice President of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council at a meeting held on August 5th. 2013.

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Are the Editors faced with e-problems performing their duties and responsibilities satisfactorily?

Astonishing revolution in information technology, developments in electronic publishing and availability of manuscript management software’s has provided lot of facilities to authors, reviewers as well as editors but it has also given birth to lot of e-problems.

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Breastfed as babies are less likely to be overweight or obese later in life

GENEVA: Only 37 countries, or 19% of those reporting, have passed laws reflecting all the recommendations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report published during World Breastfeeding Week. The week is celebrated in more than 170 countries from 1 to 7 August.

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Bedside Medicine as Guideline for complete Diagnosis and Management

ISLAMABAD: Lt. Gen. Arshad Mirza a noted physician, Professor Emeritus at Army Medical College and Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute has published the second edition of his book on Bedside Medicine. This book was first published in the Year 2000 and later Melrose Press UK published this book after re-arranging the text and editing to make it still more useful for the readers.

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WHO releases guidance on mental health care after trauma

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has released new clinical protocols and guidelines to health care workers for treating the mental health consequences of trauma and loss. Mental disorders are common, disabling and usually untreated, and WHO’s Mental Health Global Action Programme (mhGAP) was developed in 2008 to scale up care for mental, neurological and substance use disorders with simple treatment protocols that can be offered by primary health care doctors and nurses.

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Pharmacists at large play a pivotal role in the health care system of any country

I happened to read your Off the Record Column titled ‘Pharmacists need to do some soul searching’, in Pulse International of August 1st 2013. On a personal note I am grateful for your kind remarks though I also feel that you are being very kind and generous in regards to my contribution.
I have been an ardent reader of your biweekly publication and it goes without saying that the Pulse International and its editorial contents always have had its hands on the pulse of our pharmaceuticals sector, healthcare systems and its scenario in the country.

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Breastfed babies have lower levels of infections, allergies and are less likely to be overweight

A new analysis has found that mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed than mothers who are introverted or anxious. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that new mothers with certain personalities may need additional support and education to help them feel confident, self assured, and knowledgeable about breastfeeding.

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Montreal Scientists develop a novel approach for scanning the entire genome

Recent technological developments in genomics have revealed a large number of genetic influences on common complex diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, cancer or schizophrenia. However, discovering a genetic variant predisposing to a disease is only a first step. To apply this knowledge towards prevention or cure, including tailoring treatment to the patient’s genetic profile -also known as personalized medicine - we need to know how this genetic variant affects health.

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Exercise may reduce heart disease risk in liver transplant recipients

New research reveals that metabolic syndrome—risk factors that can lead to heart disease and/or stroke—is common in liver transplant recipients, with rates highest at one year following the procedure. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that exercise could reduce complications from metabolic disease in patients post-transplantation.

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