Vaccine inequity is world’s biggest obstacle to ending this pandemic & recovering from COVID-19

GENEVA/NEW YORK CITY: COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting and profound impact on socio-economic recovery in low- and lower-middle income countries without urgent action to boost supply and assure equitable access for every country,

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Researchers from Saudi Arabia finding it difficult to send publication charges to biomedical journals in Pakistan

KARACHI: Researchers from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are finding it extremely difficult to send publication charges of their accepted manuscripts to biomedical journals published from Pakistan. This development took place a few months back and now State Bank of Pakistan,

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University Residency Programme is Research based and clinically competitive - Prof. M. Umar

RAWALPINDI: Despite the fact that like all other newly established medical universities, Rawalpindi Medical University is also facing some initial problems but at the same time it is making steady progress gradually overcoming all the obstacles and hindrances under the leadership

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Women in Surgical Fields; Time to break the Glass Ceiling

Equality or inequality of men and women in different religions, societies, cultures and professions has always been a subject of never-ending debate. From the pre-historic times, women were kept deprived of basic rights.

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Efficacy and safety of Ticagrelor & Aspirin in patients with Moderate Ischemic Stroke

Is dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor plus aspirin of benefit for patients with moderate acute ischemic stroke (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] score of 4 to 5)? In this exploratory post-hoc analysis of the THALES trial including 9983 patients with moderate or less severe stroke (NIHSS score of 0 to 3),

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Doctors without Borders-I

Recently a tweet from the Government of Pakistan’s Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development caused a minor storm on social media. It stated, in part, “6th Flight carrying 196 medical professionals to Kuwait has departed.

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Mortality benefit of Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin in patients with Chronic Coronary or Peripheral Artery Disease

This randomized trial evaluated the outcomes of patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD) treated with 2.5 mg Rivaroxaban twice daily and 100 mg aspirin once daily compared with 100 mg aspirin once daily alone.

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Updated guidance regarding myocarditis & Pericarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

On 26 May 2021, the COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) issued a statement reviewing initial reports of mild myocarditis following COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle and pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining that surrounds the heart.

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Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Act: Facts and Fictions

Healthcare delivery is a huge, multifaceted and complicated system with a high-stake product- the health. For improving and upgrading any system, a constant process of change is required which is also time-consuming.

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About 2.5 billion people worldwide will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050

Geneva: Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released recently. At least 700 million of these people will require access to ear and hearing care and other rehabilitation services unless action is taken.

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Observations during Corona Pandemic

Being a practicing family physician coming across patients from different localities and of different social strata, I have observed that there are virtually no cases of coronavirus in rural areas.

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Dengue Awareness walk and meetings at Bahawalpur

BAHAWALPUR: Prof. Qazi Masroor Ali Professor of Medicine at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, BV Hospital Bahawalpur who is also President of Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine Bahawalpur Chapter recently organized a Dengue Awareness Walk besides numerous meetings at schools and colleges to create awareness about this deadly disease.

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All countries should recognize as fully vaccinated all people who have received COVID-19 vaccines approved by WHO

GENEVA/NEW YORK/OSLO: COVAX was built on the principle of equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines to protect the health of people all across the globe. That means protecting their lives and livelihoods, including their ability to travel and conduct trade.

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