Government should review its strategy and learn some lessons from the past mistakes

ISLAMABAD: The government decision to impose selective Smart Lockdown in various localities of Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad besides other areas may not achieve the desired objective. Pakistan Medical Association (C) has also rejected the smart lockdown and urged the government to follow the WHO advice of intermittent lockdown,

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Corporate sector should make direct investment in public hospitals rather than making donation to Government

KARACHI: The current COVID19 Pandemic has thoroughly exposed the shortcomings of our health services and time has come when the corporate sector should come forward and make direct investment in improving and expanding services available at public hospitals.

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Doctors should refrain to speak to media on medical reports of political patients

LAHORE: Members of the medical profession should always uphold professional ethics and refrain, refuse to speak to the media on medical reports of political patients. Professional ethics demand that when they are called,

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How to Get Most Out of a Medical Conference, and Love it too!

Most of us have attended medical conferences and will continue to do so. I love attending them. Everyone has his own motives and ideas about attending these events.1 Many come back with nothing more to show than a conference bag.

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Steep rise in skin cancer since 1960s

The risk of developing more than one skin melanoma over a ten-year period has seen a ten-fold increase in Sweden since the 1960s, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institute and Lund University published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports.

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Health-Care in Pakistan

The Health Care in a country is evaluated on the well-known criteria set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Scientific Community. These are the mortality rates, life span of the population- the health care facilities available to the people of the country to prevent disease,

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Thrombosis and embolisms are relatively common with COVID-19

An infection with SARS-CoV-2 does not only cause severe pneumonia. Experience over recent weeks has shown that thrombosis and embolisms are relatively common with COVID-19. During the body’s systemic inflammatory response,

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Possible vaccine for virus linked to type 1 diabetes

According to many observations, certain virus infections may play a part in the autoimmune attack that leads to type 1 diabetes. Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden and their Finnish colleagues have now produced a vaccine for these viruses in the hope that it could provide protection against the disease.

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Challenges faced by the Medical Editors in Post COVID19 Pandemic era

The latest threat of COVID19 pandemic has jolted the whole world and affected every segment of the society, forced people to change their working style which is not so easy for everyone. Medical Editors were no exception and COVID19 pandemic has affected their working as well.

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Dexamethasone can be life saving for critically ill COVID19 patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19.

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How accurate antibody tests are for detecting COVID-19

Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, has recently published a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests.

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Second time Life in Rawalpindi Prison-V

I was brought to Rawalpindi Jail in a police van and reached at night. Because I was already given B-class in jail in Jehlum, arrangement for my stay had been done in the same barrack where I had spent jail in 1980 with ten other inmates.

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Blood sample can be used to assess the severity & prognosis of frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Biomarkers to support the diagnosis of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and to assess the severity and expected prognosis of the disease are needed. Neurofilament light chain (NfL) measured from a blood sample strongly correlates with the duration of the disease in FTLD patients and the rate of brain atrophy,

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Digital mental health solutions can thrive after COVID-19 pandemic, says GlobalData

Talking therapies for mental health conditions are among countless medical interventions that have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many patients have now turned to digital solutions to supplement their usual in-person treatment.

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Psychological burden of quarantine in children and adolescents: A rapid systematic review and proposed solutions

As COVID-19 grips the world, many people are quarantined or isolated resulting in adverse consequences for the mental health of youth. This rapid review takes into account the impact of quarantine on mental health of children and adolescents, and proposes measures to improve psychological outcomes of isolation.

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PPMA warns of Drug shortage due to delay in import of pharmaceuticals raw material

KARACHI: After the Sugar, Atta, Petrol shortage the people of Pakistan might get the gift of shortage of drugs and medicines by the incompetent and inefficient PTI Government. The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association has released an advertisement to inform the public of the critical situation.

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