Healthcare Professionals should join hand to diagnose, treat and manage complications of cervical cancer-Prof. Shereen Bhutta

KARACHI: Association of Mothers and New Born (AMAN) in collaboration with Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist of Pakistan organized an awareness seminar on cervical cancer at JPMC auditorium on January 30, 2016. The presentations were followed by panel discussion by a multidisciplinary group of experts. The seminar was very well attended by Obstetricians &Gynaecologist, Paediatrician, and Oncologists besides representatives from the civil society. Dr. Sadiah Ahsan Pal was the moderator of the session.

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An Excellent, informative Work Book for Medical Students

SIALKOT: Prof. Eice Mohammad FCPS, MA (History) is a well-known healthcare profession in the country. In his early days, he was a leader of the Pakistan Doctors Organization and struggled for the rights and improvement of working conditions for the young doctors. At times, he had to pay a heavy price and face music for his activities. One may differ with his strategy and ideas at times but the fact remains that he is a humble, simple, God fearing, contented person who is not at all infected with the materialistic virus like many others in the medical profession.

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Many colorectal cancer patients are younger than the recommended screening age

In a recent analysis of US data, one in seven colorectal patients was younger than 50 years old, the recommended age to begin screening. Younger patients were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage disease; however, they received more aggressive therapy and lived longer without a cancer recurrence, suggesting some compensation for their later diagnosis. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings raise questions concerning how younger adults’ risk of developing colorectal cancer should be assessed, and whether or not they should be screened.

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Left Hand Ki Taang- a compilation of conversation between the Doctors and Patients

KARACHI: Dr. Saeed Minhas Associate Professor is consultant orthopaedic surgeon and a faculty member at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi.  Apart from his professional work, he is also interested in literature. Being a keen observer and one who has learnt the art of documentation, Dr. Saeed Minhas has recently published another book in Urdu which is full of humor and makes an interesting reading. It is based on his observations of dialogue between the patient and doctors, what the patients thinks about the doctors and healthcare facilities.

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Most patients have inadequate pain relief because of inappropriate dose or quality of the drug is not good

KARACHI: Mir Khalilur Rehamn Memorial Society and Jang Group of Newspapers in collaboration with Novartis Pharma organized a public awareness session on “Role of quality and originalMedicines in healthcare Practices” at Karachi on January 29th 2016. Dr. Qaiser Mahmood Chief Drug Inspector of Sindh was the chief guest on this occasion while the main invited guest speaker was Prof. Amin Chinoy consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Indus Hospital, Karachi who is also President of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association. 

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Prevention & intervention strategies to check increasing violence against Healthcare Facilities and Healthcare Professionals

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) initiated a multicenter research study on violence against healthcare in Karachi some time ago and its report has now been published. Apart from ICRC, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Ziauddin University and Jinnah Sindh Medical University had participated in this study and the report was formally released at a meeting in Karachi on November 13th 2015 which was largely attended by the different stakeholders.

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FMHCM&D holds Condolence Meeting for late Prof. Tariq Nishtar

LAHORE: Fatima Memorial College of Medicine and Dentistry organized a reference/condolence meeting recently for late Prof. Tariq Nishtar who was one of the founder members of this institution. It was very well attended by eminent physicians, faculty members and friends of late Prof. Tariq Nishtar. 

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PPMA expresses concern on decrease in Drugs Exports from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) has expressed its serious concern on decrease in Drugs exports form Pakistan. It has suggested formation of a National Pharma Export Council to achieve the target of Five Billion US dollars export during the next five years. Speaking at a press conference at Islamabad recently.

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New research shows that exercise to improve skill and coordination can help reduce lower back pain

A new Cochrane Review published today shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain. Lower back pain is one of the most common health conditions worldwide. It can have substantial health and economic costs as people experience disability and general ill health, leading them to need time off work.

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Post-Partum IUCD insertion is safe and convenient for women to control population-Sadiah Ahsan Pal

KARACHI: One of the scientific sessions during the recently held First Pak-China MEDCONG at Karachi was devoted to Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  In this session, Dr. Fakhera Feroze from London gave details of SAMEO which is based in London. Its objective, she said, was to provide high quality reproductive, maternal and child health. At present only 20-30% of pregnant women in Pakistan are delivered by skilled birth attendants. This organization will have a sub office in Pakistan and Experts will come to Pakistan to train the healthcare professionals including doctors, midwives, and teachers on how to save mothers, children.

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Inflammatory changes in the brain twenty years before Alzheimer onset

Roughly twenty years before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear inflammatory changes in the brain can be seen, according to a new study from Sweden´s KarolinskaInstitutet published in the medical scientific journal Brain. The findings of the researchers, who monitored several pathological changes in the brain, suggest that activation of astrocytes at an early stage can greatly influence the development of the disease.

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