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KARACHI: Institute of Business Administration, South Asia’s premier business school at Karachi is starting a one Year Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management from January 3, 2015. The formal launch ceremony for this programme was held at the IBA City Campus on Saturday November 8th 2014 which was jointly chaired by Mr. Saeed Allawala Chairman of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associaton (PPMA) and Prof. Naeem Jafary an eminent educationist and former Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin Medical University.

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Speakers discuss clinical manifestations and outcome, protocols regarding patient care including diagnosis and management

KARACHI: Panic has ensued by the impending threat of the Ebola virus disease. Karachi is vulnerable because it has both an International airport as well as sea port. This epidemic has the potential to transform into a frightening pandemic, as nearly 5000 people are dead by now in the West African countries. Ebola is highly contagious that spreads through contact with bodily fluids — blood, vomit, feces, saliva and semen of those infected. 

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UHS and LUMHS sign MOU to collaborate in research and academics

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, Sindh, have entered into an agreement to collaborate in research and academics. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by UHS Vice Chancellor Maj Gen (Retd) Prof Muhammad Aslam and VC LUMHS Prof Dr Noshad Ahmed Shaikh.

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Obese people are predisposed to many medical disorders

KARACHI: To celebrate World Obesity Day, a seminar was organized jointly by Sir Syed Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences, Karachi and Karachi Central Lions Club on October 29th 2014. Irshad Ansari, District Governor of Lions Club International, was the chief guest while Dr. Moin-ud-din Sheikh was the guest of honor on this occasion. The speakers included Prof. Zaman Sheikh, Dr. Shabeen Naz Masood and Dr. Zsuzsanna Fajscek.

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UHS starts training master trainers in latest teaching methodologies

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences (UHS) has started preparing a cohort of 55 ‘Master Trainers’ who will train the faculty in medical and dental colleges of the Punjab in latest teaching methodologies, learning techniques and evaluation procedures at par with international standards. 

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UHS to develop new integrated curriculum for medical colleges

To provide students with a patient-centred and disease-focused medical education, the University of Health Sciences (UHS) has started developing a new integrated curriculum for medical colleges. 

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Non- Availability of life saving essential drugs

RAWALPINDI: It is sad to say that Pakistan is the only country in the world where many of the “Essential drugs” listed by the WHO, are either not available or are scarcely available say Lt. Gen. Mahmood Ahmad Akhtar former Surgeon General of Pakistan Army.

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy?

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is concerning and many—even those with seizure disorders—may not be aware of this condition. New research published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reports that 76% of caregivers are more likely to have heard of SUDEP compared with 65% of patients with epilepsy. 

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Drug-eluting balloon angioplasty shows excellent results for refractory recurrent carotid in-stent restenosis

Journal of Endovascular Therapy—Restenosis, the recurrence of narrowing of the arteries after stenting, is a common risk of this endovascular treatment. There are no well-defined guidelines to treat restenosis, but recent studies have shown excellent results with drug-eluting balloon angioplasty in coronary and femoral artery stents. However, few studies have focused on the carotid arteries, which take blood to the neck and head.

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