LAHORE: Inaugurating the Three Day International Medical Conference organized by Azra Naheed Medical College in collaboration with Royal College of Physicians London from February 26-28th 2016, President Mamoon Hussain has urged the medical profession to uphold professional ethics and also improve upon time management. Our moral values, he further stated, have degraded. We need to improve our moral values and image with positive attitude and thinking. At times the patients visiting doctors for consultation have to wait for too long.
Children Hospital Lahore to have 100-Bed Institute of Paediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
LAHORE: The Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health Lahore is a unique multidisciplinary public sector hospital. It is the largest tertiary care children hospital in Pakistan which provides facilities in forty three paediatric and paediatric surgery sub-specialties and super-specialties under one roof. It is also planned to have a 100-bed Institute of Paediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Surgery. New In-Patients building is now almost ready and is being equipped and we hope to formally commission it in the next few months which will complete the 684-Bed strength of this institution.
LAHORE: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) in collaboration with University of Health Sciences organized a two day training course for Medical Journal Editors on March 4-5th 2016 which was attended by thirty Editors and other physicians associated with different medical, dental, social sciences journals or those who plan to start their own journal. The course was organized with the main objective to provide an opportunity to editors of journals published by medical and dental colleges affiliated with UHS.
LONDON: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has announced the inaugural RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards the results of which will be announced at the Medicine 2016: RCP annual conference in March. This list also included Dr.Saad Khalid Niaz, an eminent Consultant Gastroenterologist from Pakistan. The mission of the awards is to recognize and promote the impressive work that physicians are doing around the world to deliver patient-centered care through education, policy, clinical practice and research.
KARACHI: Lundbeck Pakistan organized a scientific meeting as a part of its Continuing Medical Education programme for healthcare professionals on Cognitive Disorders in Depression at Karachi recently. Prof. Bernhard Baune Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry from University of Adelaide, Australia was the guest speaker. The topic of his presentation was “Cognitive Disorders in Depression-Burden, Implications and Treatment.
A new report on e-Health in the WHO European Region reveals that tangible progress has been made, with clear benefits for many countries. In most Member States, it has become commonplace for technology to be used to deliver health services and public health improvements, such as electronic health records.
A new analysis indicates that higher body weight and taller stature during adolescence increase the risk of developing Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
GENEVA: Nearly 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss. A new World Health Organization (WHO) report, Childhood hearing loss: act now, here’s how, suggests that 60% of this can be prevented. It also highlights that if hearing loss is detected early enough, and if children receive the care they need, they can reach their full potential.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have high levels of androgens in their blood, which has been assumed able to affect fetal development during pregnancy. An international team of researchers led from KarolinskaInstitutet in Sweden has now identified a hormonal mechanism that might explain why women with PCOS run a higher risk of developing symptoms of mental ill-health, such as anxiety and depression, in adulthood. The results, which are based on animal studies, are presented in the journal PNAS.
High-grade glioma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Despite improvements in surgical procedures,chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, this type of brain tumour is still notoriously hard to treat: less than 10% ofpatients survive beyond five years. Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have now shown that next-generationcell-based immunotherapy may offer new hope in the fight against brain cancer. Their findings were published in Science Translational Medicine.
Antidepressants are frequently initiated in persons with Alzheimer's disease already before the diagnosis, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, the initiation of antidepressant use was most common during the six months after the Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and more frequent than among comparison persons without Alzheimer’s disease even 4 years after the diagnosis. The results were published in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.