President of Russian Medical Associaton Prof. Sarkisian suggests an International Physicians Strategy

MOSCOW: The national health care system in Afghanistan has been destroyed, and in the nearest future Afghanistan may become not only the source of fierce international conflicts but also the area of dissemination of highly hazardous infections brought by uncontrollable refugee flows and growing social tension. The current situation in Afghanistan makes me think that to develop common physicians’ strategy to fight the global drug threat, to assist Afghani physicians in improving public health, and to discuss how to restore the health care system in the country, we all need to cooperate internationally.

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PAME/EMAME holds Workshop on Medical Writing at Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology

KARACHI: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) organized a day long workshop on Medical Writing and Research Methodology at Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology in Ibrahim Eye Hospital, Memon Goth, and Karachi on Saturday June 21st 2014.

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Thalassemia law must be implemented to control population with serious blood disorders - Dr. Asim Qidwai

KARACHI: Thallasemia Law passed by the Sindh Assembly many months ago making blood screening mandatory for couples before their marriage has not been implemented resulting in an increase in population of babies with serious blood disorders. Dr Asim Qidwai CEO of Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) has urged the concerned authorities to ensure implementation of this Law which is the only way to control the increase of population with blood disorders.

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Urology-a challenging specialty: Memoirs of an old urologist

By modern definition some people will not consider me a urologist because a urologist must be a full time specialist only practicing in urology, especially endoscopic surgery like T.U.R.P. and T.U.R.T. When I did my fellowship in surgery in 1966 there was no separate examination for these surgical specialties like urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, trauma etc. and all were included in F.R.C.S. in general surgery. 

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Cell division discovery could optimise timing of chemotherapy

Research led by the University of Warwick’s Systems Biology Centre and Medical School in collaboration with groups in Nice and Rotterdam has been able to demonstrate how the cycle of cell division in mammalian cells synchronises with the body’s own daily rhythm, its circadian clock

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Zinc supplementation boosts immune system in children

Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. The study is the first Cochrane systematic review to focus on zinc as a means to prevent childhood death, including deaths caused by diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of under-fives.

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Shalamar Medical and Dental College Lahore

LAHORE: During the last couple of years there has been a mushroom growth of medical and dental colleges in the private sector and many of them lack proper teaching hospitals or teaching faculty as per rules and regulations of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. Some of the newly established medical colleges have already been debarred by the PM&DC from further admissions till these deficiencies are made up while a few of the colleges are going to be closed down soon due to various reasons.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Preventive strategy is the best option to control Hepatitis and other communicable diseases in Pakistan when we are facing problems like poverty and illiteracy. Our focus should be on prevention instead of treatment. This was stated by Dr. Sumbul Sohail, Associate Professor Gynaecology at Karachi Medical & Dental College and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi.

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Primary Trauma Care workshop at Baqai Medical University

KARACHI: Disaster management and trauma is a priority on emergency preparedness, through which an individual or community that are prepared to face any disaster or incident. This was stated by Dr. Saeed Minhas a noted orthopaedic surgeon addressing an awareness workshop on “Golden hours of Disaster Management and Trauma” organized by the orthopedic department of Baqai Medical University in collaboration with Primary Trauma Care Foundation recently.

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WHO South-East Asia Region certified polio-free

NEW DELHI: WHO South-East Asia Region, home to a quarter of the world’s population, was certified polio-free last week by an independent commission under the WHO certification process. This is the fourth of six WHO Regions to be certified, marking an important step towards global polio eradication. With this step, 80% of the world’s population now lives in certified polio-free regions.

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