Pharmacosis is the fourth leading cause of death - Dr. David Healey

KARACHI: Pharmacosis is now the fourth leading cause of death. In the past doctors used to treat diseases but now they treat risk factors and we have many new diseases. Ghost written clinical trials are published in prestigious medical journals which are then used to prepare Guidelines. Randomized Clinical Trials may also benefit but they do hide serious adverse drug reactions. 

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Physicians have false feelings of invincibility and omnipotence - Dr. Shujat Ali Naqvi

LAHORE: Physicians must take care of their health. Most of them usually have false feelings of invincibility and omnipotence though they are susceptible to all mental and physical illnesses like their patients. Physicians matter because they are somebody’s child, parent, sibling, friend, colleague or physician. Hence, they must admit their vulnerability and seek help.

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Glioma Surgery: Is it worth operating on these patients asks Prof.Khaleeq-uz-Zaman

KARACHI: Is it worth operating on Glioma patients because our objective should be survival with quality o life. This was stated by Prof. Khaleeq-uz-Zaman Prof. of Neurosurgery at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences while making a presentation during the 26th National conference of Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons held here recently. Prof. Khaleeq was of the view that we need to change our culture to ensure patient safety. 

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Medical Universities join hands to promote PhD programs & enhance collaborative research

FAISALABAD: The 1st International Conference of PhD Fellows/Scholars of Health Sciences was held at The University of Faisalabad (TUF) on November 23-24th 2013. It was jointly organized by University of Faisalabad and University of Health Sciences Lahore.

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In future Medicine will develop and flourish in collaboration with Information Technology

KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) in collaboration with PharmEvo organized a seminar on Patient Safety: Quality Care with a Smile at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi on November 30th 2013. It was largely attended by healthcare professionals including a large number of medical students from various medical institutions in the city. 

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Non-availability of Essential Drugs in Pakistan

By definition essential drugs are important and day to day needed drugs which are effective, safe, affordable and fulfill the needs of a majority of people. Essential drug list has been complied by WHO expert committee long time ago –is reviewed periodically. Based on this, Pakistan had developed National Drug Formulary which was also updated periodically but hardly implemented ever. 

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Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot

LAHORE: Sometime ago the Government of Punjab decided to establish four new medical colleges in the province and the city of Sialkot was selected as one of the districts for this purpose. Hence Sialkot Medical College was set up on January 10th 2011. Later this college has been renamed in memory of late eminent parliamentarian Khawaja Muhammad Safdar and it became Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medial College.

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700,000 patients examined at Otsuka Welfare Clinic in 10 Years

PESHAWAR: Otsuka Pakistan Limited on behalf of Otsuka International Asia and Arab Division started a free medical clinic for Afghan refugees and local poor humanity in the Peshawar area. The clinic has completed 10 years of its services to the ailing humanity with lot of efforts by many individuals. 

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Inflammation in prostate biopsies may indicate reduced prostate cancer risk

Signs of inflammation in a man’s prostate biopsy may indicate he has a reduced risk of subsequently being diagnosed with prostate cancer in a future biopsy. That’s the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study’s investigators say that because of its predictive value, inflammation should be routinely reported in prostate biopsies.

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Physical, emotional social & intellectual needs are four basic principle for development of a Child-Mr.Salman Siddiqui

KARACHI: Physical needs, emotional needs, social needs and intellectual needs are the four basic principle of development of a child. If these needs are not met, it can lead to academic and behavior disorders which could be a major problem for the children and parents. This was stated by Mr. Salman Asif Siddiquiu from Educational Resource Development Centre (ERDC) who is an Educational Psychologist by profession and has several years of experience in the field of education.

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Doctors demand action against those who tortured senior professor at LGH

LAHORE: An emergency meeting of Medical Teachers Association, Post Graduate Medical Institute & Ameer ud Din Medical College, Pakistan Medical Association and Young Doctors Association held in the Neuro Auditorium of Lahore General Hospital on December 9th 2013. 

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Pakistan-Sino mippo technique symposium at Fujian-China

KARACHI: A group of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (POA) members visited China Fujian Medical University affiliated hospitals from October 21-25th 2013 to attend Sino-Pakistan MIPPO Technique workshop/symposia arranged by Chinese Orthopaedic Association’s Fujian branch at Fuzhou and Zhangzhou cities.

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