Family Physicians should see the patient as a whole not in the context of a disease-Maj. Gen. M. Aslam

ISLAMABAD: Inaugurating the Mid Year Familycon 2015 of Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians held here on July 26th, Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences Maj. Gen. (R) Prof. Muhammad Aslam has called upon the Family Physicians to look at the patient as a whole and not in the context of a disease. While the specialists take care of a particular organ of the body, the Family Physicians take care of the whole body; hence they have a vital role to play in healthcare delivery system.  

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Prevention of diabetes mellitus is cost effective in high risk group-Prof. Hajera Mehtab

DHAKA (BANGLADESH): On second day of the SAFES-II Summit held at Dhaka Bangladesh from April 24-26. 2015, Prof. Liaquat Ali, Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Health Sciences chaired the first session. Dr. Noel Somasunderam from Sri Lanka was the first speaker who talked about Epidemiology of Diabetes in South Asia. He pointed out that 25% of all people with diabetes live in South Asia. IHD and Infectious diseases are also on top in these areas. Diabetes prevalence in Pakistan is reported to be 8% in rural areas and 5% in urban areas. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have high prevalence of diabetes. In China the prevalence of diabetes is 18.6% in people above twenty years of age which is going to increase to 24.7% in the next ten years.

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SZABMU and COMSATS sign MOU to train Health Informatics professionals

ISLAMABAD: Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with COMSATS Institute of Information Technology to produce Health Informatics professionals. The MOU was formally signed by Prof. Javed Akram Vice Chancellor on behalf of SZABMU and Dr. Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, Rector of COMSATS on behalf of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology here at the COMSATS Campus on July 27th 2015.

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Orthopaedic & Spine Unit at LM&DC/GTTH Lahore examined 30,934 patients in OPD and performed 6,550 surgical procedures during 2014

LAHORE: Keeping up its traditions, the Department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery at Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital affiliated with Lahore Medical & Dental College has published its annual departmental audit report for the Year 2014. It shows that during this period they examined 30,934 patients in the Out Patients Department while 6,550 surgical procedures were performed. 

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Cleft Lip and/or Palate can be Hereditary

Every three minutes a baby is born with a cleft lip and/or palate, making it one of the most common congenital conditions in the world. In Western society, the main surgery is performed within the first year of life, while dental care, speech therapy, physiological care, further oral surgeries and so on is ongoing up to approximately 18 years old. 

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Brain structure reveals ability to regulate emotions

People diagnosed with a personality disorder may find it difficult to function in society due to difficulties in regulating emotions – but also healthy individuals differ in how often they become irritated, angry or sad. Scientists from Karolinska Institutet have published a study in the medical journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, where they show that the affected brain areas in people with a clinical diagnosis are also affected in healthy individuals.

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Targeting the strain of bacteria that causes ulcers may help prevent stomach cancer

A new review published in the Cochrane Library, indicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacterium-the main cause of stomach ulcers - with a short course of therapy comprising two commonly used medicines may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer. Stomach, or gastric, cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide, and people who are infected with the Helicobacter pylori bacterium are more likely to develop the disease.

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New finding on the formation of fat tissue in man

Bone marrow contains stemcells that normally give rise to new red and white blood cells. A team of researchers from Sweden and France has now shown that bone marrow cells can also form fat. The results are published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism.

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Finances remain low for mental health

GENEVA: Worldwide, nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, but only 1% of the global health workforce is working in mental health. This means, for example, that nearly half of the world’s population lives in a country where there is less than one psychiatrist per 100 000 people.

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Foreword by Prof. Khwaja Saadiq Hussain

I have known Shaukat Ali Jawaid for more than 20 years, but realized only after reading this book how LITTLE I really knew about him! He is a prolific writer as evidenced by his having authored 20 books, 61 scientific papers, and 24 conference proceedings!

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Lethal Trans-fatty acids

It is scientifically proved that trans-fatty acids are highly injurious to health, causing heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular diseases, metabolic syndrome (disorders like diabetes-mellitus, hypertension, and dislipidaemias) and cancers. These diseases also increase exponentially taking large toll of life, misery and expenditure.

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The Three Objectives

While writing this autobiography, I had three objectives in mind. The first and the foremost was to let the readers know the real Shaukat Ali Jawaid. Starting from a village in Tehsil Burewalla, District Vehari in Punjab, hailing from a lower middle class family in which there was no concept of education and it never got any importance to the present position of Publisher and Chief Editor of two leading medical publications being published from Karachi Pakistan.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against hepatitis

KARACHI: Measures should be adopted to control risk of infections which will help to prevent spread of various diseases and could avoid miseries of the patients. Hand washing is the best way to prevent infections. This was stated by Dr. Rashid Nasim Khan, Medical Director Darul Sehat Hospital affiliated with Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry Karachi.

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WHO urges member countries to enhance their actions to prevent viral hepatitis infection

GENEVA: On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the World Health Organization has urged the  need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected  are diagnosed and offered  treatment. This year, the Organization is focusing particularly on hepatitis B and C, which together cause approximately 80% of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year.

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