Prof. Wong Chung from Korea demonstrates Live Endoscopic Thyroidectomy, other surgical techniques during Endocrine Surgical Week at JPMC

KARACHI: Complete diagnostic and treatment facilities for various endocrine diseases was now available at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi. This was stated by Prof. Tasnim Ahsan Prof. of Medicine, Endocrinologist and Executive Director of JPMC while addressing the participants of the 3-Day Endocrine Surgical Week at the inaugural session held on June 17th 2013.

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Federal and Provincial Governments give priority to Education and Health Services

ISLAMABAD: The Federal as well as all the provincial governments have increased allocations for Education and Health though the increase is not much in some provinces. But it does get a bit priority as compared to the previous years. Following the 18th constitutional amendment, health has become a provincial subject. However, the federal government still runs several national health-related programmes.

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Punjab allocates Rs. 97.3B for Health Sector with more focus on prevention

LAHORE: In the current budget the Govt. has added some new schemes in the budget proposals for the 2013-14 fiscal, with a total allocation of Rs. 97.37 billion for the province’s health sector, focusing more on preventive side than the curative. Of these, Rs. 4 billion has been allocated for ‘Pilot Health Insurance Card Scheme’ that will be introduced initially in four districts of Punjab.

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JPMC- a premier postgraduate tertiary healthcare facility with a difference

KARACHI: One of the prime objectives of a postgraduate medical institution also serving as a tertiary healthcare facility is to provide best possible teaching, training and patient care facilities which the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center has been doing quite well despite lot of problem, hardship and difficulties it continues to face.

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Tobacco control policies stop people smoking and save lives

GENEVA: Tobacco control measures in place in 41 countries between 2007 and 2010 will prevent some 7.4 million premature deaths by 2050, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. The study is one of the first to look at the effect of measures on lives saved since the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) was established in 2005.

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Social Media initiative may help increase organ donations

A new social media initiative helped to boost organ donor registration rates, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The findings suggest that social media might be an effective tool for tackling a variety of problems related to public health in which communication and education are essential.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Pricking of I.V infusion bottles are major causes of Hepatitis spread and other communicable diseases in our country. It can only be controlled through education of Nurses and Paramedics for which training courses and other incentives should be provided which will help to create awareness and make them more responsible thus checking the spread of this epidemic.

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Non-invasive vagal nerve stimulator is a novel, effective and well-tolerated treatment for cluster headache

BERLIN: The results of an open label study presented at the INS (International Neuromodulation Society) 11th World Congress in Berlin showed that Non-Invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation (nVNS) has meaningful clinical benefits both in the time to relief from an acute cluster headache as well as a decrease in the frequency of attacks as shown in early results.

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WHO interim guidance on the use of bedaquiline to treat Multi Drug Resistance -TB

GENEVA: WHO estimates that up to half a million new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occur worldwide, each year. Current treatment regimens for MDR-TB present many challenges: treatment lasts 20 months or more, requiring daily administration of drugs that are more toxic, less effective, and far more expensive than those used to treat drug-susceptible TB.

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Pharmacovigilance Centre established at DUHS

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences in collaboration with Dimension Research has established Pharmacovigilance Centre at Ojha Campus of Dow University. The aim of the establishment of this Centre is to improve patient care and safety in relation to the use of medicines and all medical and paramedical interventions, Improve public health and safety in relation to the use of medicines, Contribute to the assessment of benefit, harm, effectiveness and risk of medicines and to promote understanding, education and clinical training in pharmacovigilance.

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