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WAME Conference at New Delhi
from October 2-4th 2015

NEW DELHI: Indian Association of Medical Journal Editor is holding WAME conference for Medical Journal Editors here from October 2nd to 4th 2015. Pre conference workshops are scheduled on October 1st which will be held at All India Institute of Medical Sciences while the conference will begin on October 2nd. A five member delegation from Pakistan is expected to participate in the conference which includes Dr. Fatima Jawad President Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) Dr. and Mrs. Akhtar Sherin,(former President PAME) Dr. M. Irfan from Peshawar and Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid Chief Editor Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences from Karachi.

Daily dose of Aspirin can help
prevent CV Disease, Colorectal Cancer

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says that “taking a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent both cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer, but the recommendation stoked a long-running disagreement about whether the practice carries more risks than benefits in some patients.” The USPSTF “recommended a daily low-dose aspirin for adults ages 50 to 69 who are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.” Additionally, the task force “said aspirin can help reduce cancer risk if taken ‘for at least 10 years.’”

This is the first time a major American medical organization has issued a broad recommendation to take aspirin to prevent a form of cancer.” However, “the draft guidelines are drawing criticism from some experts who worry that healthy people who take aspirin also expose themselves to its very serious side effects, including stomach bleeds and hemorrhagic strokes or brain bleeds.” Meanwhile, “others say there are far better proven ways to prevent heart attacks and thwart colon cancer.”

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology in 2013 unveiled a new risk calculator for heart disease, which the task force used in making its recommendations...said” Dr. Elliott Antman, immediate past president of the American Heart Association. ACC President Dr. Kim Williams “reiterated that these guidelines only refer to taking a low dose of aspirin once daily.” Dr. Williams said, “Aspirin definitely causes GI bleeding, related to the dose rather than the duration.” He added, “If you’ve taken low-dose aspirin safely for five years, your bleeding risk is the same as if you’ve just started taking it.”


One of the auditoriums at Ojha Campus of Dow University of Health
Sciences has been named as Prof. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo auditorium
in recognition of his services. Photograph taken on the occasion shows
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan the then VC DUHS, Prof. A.G. Billoo,
Prof. Ejaz Ahmad Vohra along with others offering prayers after its inauguration.

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