Americanization of health services will be a serious threat to healthcare delivery in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan intends to introduce Medical Institutions Act in Pakistan and since health is a provincial subject, it has taken initiatives to introduce and enforce it in the Province of Khyber PK and more recently a bill has also been presented in the Provincial Assembly of Punjab where the MTI Act has been referred to a select committee.

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New Global Accreditation evaluation for Medical Schools

This past April, 810 participants from 57 countries gathered in Seoul, South Korea, for the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) World Conference. This was the third time the WFME organized a world conference since it was founded in 1972.

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New research could help predict seizures before they happen

DUBLIN: A new study has found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens. This discovery may lead to the development of an early warning system, which would enable people with epilepsy to know when they are at risk of having a seizure.

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Hazards and Prevention of Hearing Loss

Pakistan is suffering from all sorts of pollutions. Air and water pollutions causing heavy toll on respiratory, cardiovascular and water-borne diseases. Water borne pollution diseases cause- about 40% of total deaths- like-wise chest and cardiovascular diseases are rampant due to atmospheric pollution.

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WHO Guideline on digital health interventions

WHO has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services?

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Daily Aspirin may lower risk for fatty liver progression

Taking daily aspirin may prevent progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to liver fibrosis and nonalcoholic steatopepatitis (NASH), according to a study published online May 8 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Sweden leads the world in saving extremely preterm babies

The survival rate among extremely preterm babies has greatly improved in Sweden, a country that offers top-class neonatal care, a study led from Karolinska Institute published in the esteemed journal JAMA reports.

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Health Minister not consulted in PIC chief appointment?

LAHORE: According to unconfirmed reports the Punjab Health Minister Prof. Yasmin Rashid was not consulted, invited to the interview to select the Executive Director of Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). It is the Chief Minister of Punjab who is reported to have interviewed the candidates and then made a decision to appoint Dr. Saqib Shafi Sheikh to head this tertiary cardiac care facility.

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Women in Pharma leadership are not only surviving but thriving in NHS in UK-Nadia Bukhari

KARACHI: Dr. Nadia Bukhari Member National Pharmacy Board from UK was one of the invited guest speakers at the Fourth Pakistan Pharma Summit 2019 organized by Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association on 23-24th April 2019. In her presentation on Moving to Digital Pharmacy, she shared the way things are working in National Health Service in UK where women in Pharma leadership are not only surviving but thriving as well.

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Medical Education in Iraq: the Cradle of Civilisation

SUMMARY: Medical education is in state of flux in Iraq. What used to be the best physicians and surgeons in the Arab world have fallen down to much lower status due to deliberate neglect and punishment of the intellectuals and professionals by the previous authorities.

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Does an Aspirin a Day Keep the Doctor Away? Digging into the research on this changing topic

Increasingly, it seems, the short answer to this question is “no.” Decades-old research, such as the Physicians’ Health Study and the Women’s Health Study, had demonstrated that, for middle-age adults, aspirin modestly reduces cardiovascular events, but also increases bleeding risk. Older studies have also suggested modest benefits of aspirin with respect to preventing colorectal cancer.

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Treatable mechanism identified in patients with schizophrenia

For reasons that are unclear, schizophrenia patients have fewer connections between the neurons in the brain. Researchers at Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, have now succeeded in creating human cell models that show that there is an excessive degradation of connections in the brain of these patients, and they have been able to link this to a genetic risk variant for the disease.

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Association of daily Aspirin Therapy with risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic Hepatitis B

ABSTRACT: Background and Objective: Antiviral therapy cannot erase hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk in patients with chronic hepatitis B, and it is not indicated for most hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers. Another effective way of reducing HCC risk needs to be developed.

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