WHO urges countries to plan for their national vaccination Programmes

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND): Seventy two countries have submitted vaccine requests for supply of Covid vaccine which were looked at by the six WHO Regional offices before taking a decisions for the distribution of the available vaccine doses.

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China’s CanSino Covid Vaccine Shows 65.7% efficacy

CanSino Biologics Inc.’s experimental coronavirus shot has an efficacy rate of 65.7% at preventing symptomatic cases based on an analysis from late-stage trials, making it the latest vaccine candidate to show some protection against Covid-19.

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Online Education, TeleHealth has lot of limitations and cannot replace conventional methods

KARACHI: The ongoing COVID19 pandemic has seriously disrupted the normal way of life, education and health services being no exception. As a stop gap arrangement, many institutions and professionals

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Be careful while using Sanitizers to protect yourself from Corona Virus

KARACHI: After reports by research investigators of increasing number of people using sanitizers develop ocular problems, reduction in eye sight and even total loss of eye sight, United States is reported to have banned a large number of these sanitizer preparations.

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90% of countries producing Covid vaccine are wealthy

Reproduced below are the introductory remarks by the Director General of WHO at the ACT Accelerator 4th Facilitation Council meeting held on February 9th 2021.

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Real Success*

Success is like a mirage; Something everyone desire and struggles for, but not everyone has the foggiest notion what all its requirement and implications are. The dictionary meaning of the word success of the word “success” is “favorable outcome” e.g.,

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HYPERTENSION

This one hundred fifty six pages booklet on Hypertension has been authored by Prof. M. Afzal Najib, former Executive Director of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, are non-COVID patients left in the lurch?

Objectives: 1) To explore the possible impact of the pandemic on the health seeking behavior of the patients, 2) To explore the relation of socio-demographics on the utility of health-care facilities.

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The invisible killer lurking in our consumer products

Our consumer products, such as food, cosmetics and clothes, might be filled with nano-materials – unbeknownst to us. The use of nanomaterials remains unregulated and they do not show up in lists of ingredients.

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Minimally invasive neurosurgical devices market in Japan to grow at 7% CAGR

Minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures in Japan have been either delayed or deferred due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the market is expected to rebound and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)

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Obstructive sleep apnoea puts a strain on the heart too

Longer nocturnal respiratory events in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) cause higher immediate heart rate variability, and greater changes in beat-to-beat intervals are associated with reduced daytime alertness,

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Evaluation of Aspirin use with cancer incidence and survival among older adults in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, & Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial

Question: Is aspirin use associated with incidence of or survival from breast, bladder, esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, or uterine cancer?

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COVID vaccination Guidelines

The WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) has issued interim recommendations for use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (AZD1222). 
Here’s a brief summary of the recommendations:

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New insight into neo-vessel formation shows promise in future treatment of cardiovascular diseases

A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland provides novel insight into the previously unknown effects of factors regulating blood vessel formation. In the study, bone morphogenetic factor 6, i.e.

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More than 40% of women suffer from constipation during pregnancy and right after childbirth

Women are 2–3 times more likely to suffer from constipation during pregnancy and right after childbirth than at any other time in their life, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

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Physical activity and dietary counselling slows down the development of insulin resistance in children

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that individualized and family-based physical activity and dietary counselling considerably slows down the development of insulin resistance, which is a precursor of type 2 diabetes, in 6–9-year-old children.

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