With PET CT lesions are easy to pick up early and accurately - Dr. Shahid Kamal

KARACHI: Neurospinal and Medical Institute (NMI) has added yet another diagnostic facility at its premises i.e. PET Scan and Medical Cyclotron which was formally inaugurated on May 4th 2013. A seminar was also organized on this occasion which was chaired by Prof. S. H. Manzoor Zaidi an eminent cancer specialist and Director Baqai Institute of Oncology. Speaking at the occasion he said that Dr. A. Sattar Hashim has been a trend setter.

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Tehran University of Medical Sciences and its faculty publishes 52 biomedical journals of which 28 are in English

TEHRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN): Iran gives too much importance to research and provides enough funding to the medical universities. Tehran University of Medical Sciences which at present ranks No.1 among the medical universities in Iran as regards research output and publications has fifty two biomedical journals which are published by university or its faculty members, twenty eight of them are in English language while the rest are in Persian.

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12 Diabetic Centers in Pakistan should provide infrastructure, standard care and have faculty exchange programme - Prof. Abdul Basit

KARACHI: There are about twelve diabetic care units all over Pakistan. They need to be providing infrastructure, standard care and have faculty exchange programme. We also need to establish atleast three thousand Peripheral Diabetes Centers all over the country which should be owned by the community and interlinked with the diabetic centers. Efforts should be made to make these twelve diabetic units self sustaining and independent.

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Ethics has to be taught right from childhood and at home in the family - Dr. Farhud

TEHRAN: Ethics is so important that it has to be taught right from the childhood and at home in the family. Lectures on Medical Ethics at medical colleges alone are not going to help and achieve the desired results. This was stated by Dr. Dariush D. Farhud an eminent medical personality from Islamic Republic of Iran who is Chief Editor of Iranian Journal of Medical Ethics and Iranian Journal of Public Health and has also contributed a great deal in the field of medical ethics.

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Many interesting subjects discussed by speakers including medical students from different institutions

PESHAWAR: The 6th undergraduate medical research conference was organized by Peshawar Medical College in collaboration with National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) and Social Welfare Society (SWS) on March 20-21t 20113. The event was attended by more than 200 students from over 20 institutes from all over the country.

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Weight loss surgery is safe & effective for an expanded group of patients

The LAP-BAND® weight loss procedure is safe and effective in an expanded group of patients, not just in people who are morbidly obese. This conclusion is reported in a new study published in the scientific journal Obesity. The findings indicate that the procedure may help to intervene before obesity becomes life threatening to patients.

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Professional approach, transparency in working and team work will ensure improvement and sustainability of medical journals

LAHORE: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) organized a day long training course for editors in medical journal publishing at University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore on April 25th 2013.

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Regular use of Low Dose Aspirin reduces Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndrome by 33% in men and 17% of strokes in women

LAHORE: Pakistan is a poor country hence our major efforts in the health sector should be on prevention of cardiovascular diseases since curative services are extremely expensive. This is possible by intervention in the modifiable risk factors i.e. stop smoking, control diabetes, hypertension, lipids, weight and in addition prescribe low dose Aspirin for primary & secondary prevention unless contra indicated.

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Are living liver donors at risk from Life-threatening “Near-miss” events?

A study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, reports that donor mortality is about 1 in 500 donors with living donor liver transplantation (LDLT).

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Sex between Monogamous Heterosexuals rarely source of Hepatitis C infection

Individuals infected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have nothing to fear from sex in a monogamous, heterosexual relationship. Transmission of HCV from an infected partner during sex is rare according to new research published in the March issue of Hepatology.

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COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers

Peer review in all its forms plays an important role in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. The process depends to a large extent on trust, and requires that everyone involved behaves responsibly and ethically. Peer reviewers play a central and critical part in the peer-review process, but too often come to the role without any guidance and may be unaware of their ethical obligations.

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