Drone attacks and excessive use of force to tackle small challenges has created sympathy for terrorists

LAHORE: One of the sessions during the Asia Pacific Conference on Psychosocial Rehabilitation was devoted to psychiatric and psychosocial understanding of terrorism and political violence. The speakers included Brig. Prof. Mowadat H.Rana, Dr. Fariha Paracha and Dr. Nasar Sayeed Khan. Making his presentation on psychosocial rehabilitation of survivors of war on terror, Brig. Mowadat H. Rana pointed out that excessive use of force to tackle small challenges has created sympathy for the terrorists. It was a major mistake in counter terrorism strategy. 

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FJMC to organize international conference on Medical Education from Feb. 6-8th 2014

LAHORE: Keeping up its past traditions Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore is organizing the 6th international conference on Medical Education at its campus from February 6-8th 2014. The theme of the conference is “Building the Link between Theory and Practice in Medical Education: Where does SAARC Stand.

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Child psychiatry is much more different than adult - Prof. Khalida Tareen

0LAHORE: Prof. Khalida Tareen Prof. Emeritus of Child Psychiatry at King Edward Medical University along with Dr. Nazish Imran and Dr. Wajid chaired the special session devoted to Child Psychiatry during the recently concluded Asia Pacific Conference on Psychosocial Rehabilitation on second day of the conference. 

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AMTF to establish National Hematology Centre and Stem Cell Transplant Unit - Dr. Asim Qidwai

KARACHI: Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) is serving the community since 2003 by providing blood transfusion facilities and now it has established in full fledged facility providing sub specialty clinical services under one roof. All patients are treated free of cost with the concept that our patients are our guests.

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New malaria vaccines roadmap targets next generation products by 2030

WASHINGTON: The world should aim to have vaccines which reduce malaria cases by 75%, and are capable of eliminating malaria, licensed by 2030, according to the updated 2013 Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap, launched today. This new target comes in addition to the original 2006 Roadmap’s goal of having a licensed vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the most deadly form of the disease, for children under 5 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015.

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Career in Psychiatry & future perspectives:

LAHORE: Organizers of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Psychosocial Rehabilitation held at Lahore last month had thought of many innovative things while planning the scientific programme and one of such thing was an interesting interactive session of young psychiatrists with Prof.Norman Sartorius who was termed as the wisest man in mental health today who spent over thirty years in WHO looking after its mental health division.

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Interesting presentations made by students at Hamdard University’s annual research seminar

KARACHI: Various students group from 4th Year made interesting presentations at the Annual Research Seminar organized by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry on November 20th2013. Madam Sadia Raashid was the chief guest on this occasion while Prof. Hakim Abdul Hannan Vice Chancellor of the University and faculty members were also present on the occasion.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Pricking of I.V infusion bottles are major source of getting infection that can only be controlled by providing quality products which does not require pricking and through education of Nurses and Paramedics. Training courses and providing them incentives will help to create awareness and make them more responsible. 

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Human error most common cause of Birth Asphyxia

Findings from a 15-year study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, indicate that human error is the most common cause of infant asphyxiation at birth. Inadequate fetal monitoring, lack of clinical skills, and failure to obtain senior medical staff assistance are most often cited in Norwegian compensation claims following birth asphyxia. 

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Shortage of rheumatologists–in some U.S. regions closest doctor may be 200 miles away

A novel study published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism, shows that smaller micropolitan areas of the U.S.—those with less than 50,000 people—have very few or no practicing adult rheumatologist. In some of these areas, individuals have to travel more than 200 miles to reach the closest rheumatologist. 

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Protein found in fat-derived stem cells could halt age-related retinal damage

DURHAM, NC: A team of researchers from Giffu Pharmaceutical University and Gifu University in Japan has published results demonstrating that a type of protein found in stem cells taken from adipose (fat) tissue can reverse and prevent age-related, light-induced retinal damage in a mouse model, offering hope for those faced with permanent vision loss.

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