All vacant posts in public sector medical universities in Punjab will be filled soon-Governor Punjab

LAHORE: Governor of Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has assured to fill up all the vacant posts in the public sector medical universities in the province very soon. The whole process has been set in motion and within next few weeks all these posts will be filled,

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PMA Lahore rejects Pakistan Medical Commission in its present form

LAHORE: Pakistan Medical Association Lahore in its meeting held under the chairmanship of its President Prof. Ashraf Nizami has rejected the Pakistan Medical Commission in its present form. It also decided to take legal action which will be followed by a protest movement.

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WHO recommends follow-up care, low-dose anticoagulants for COVID-19 Patients

GENEVA: WHO recommends that patients who have COVID-19 - both confirmed and suspected - should have access to follow-up care if they have persistent, new or changing symptoms. This is one of the recommendations made by WHO in revised clinical management guidelines.

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PSIM to organize its 2nd International Conference at Karachi from March 26-28th

KARACHI: Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine is planning to organize its second International conference at Karachi from 26th March to 28th March 2021.

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Review shows that Pharma Payments to doctors do influence prescribing

Financial payments from the pharmaceutical industry to US physicians were associated with increased prescribing of the paying manufacturer’s drug, concludes a review of 36 recent studies.

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Rivaroxaban and Aspirin in Patients with Symptomatic Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease

Question: What features prognosticate vascular risk and response to low-dose Rivaroxaban and aspirin treatment among patients with symptomatic lower extremity peripheral artery disease?
Findings: In this secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial,

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Facilitators highlight the importance of Ethical Medical Practice, Artificial and Emotional Intelligence

LAHORE: Certificate in Medical Teaching contact session at King Edward Medical University concluded recently. During the session, issues like artificial intelligence, emotional intelligence were discussed in detail besides highlighting the importance of ethical medical practice by healthcare professionals.

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“Medical History: Written in Haste”

I have received your gift of another memorable book of yours “Medical History-Written in Haste”. I am honoured to be included in your selected elite. It is a tremendous job done with a herculean effort to have compiled so much information from so many sources.

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Genetic variant that protects against Alzheimer’s disease promotes immune cell functions

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland found that the PLCG2-P522R genetic variant, which protects against Alzheimer’s disease, enhances several key functions of immune cells.

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Treating coughs in a targeted way based on their type

Researchers might be able to treat a troublesome cough in disease without disrupting the protective cough we need for optimal lung health, by targeting the different brain circuits involved.

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HPV vaccine effective against cervical cancer

Women vaccinated against HPV have a significantly lower risk of developing cervical cancer, and the positive effect is most pronounced for women vaccinated at a young age. That is according to a large study by researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden

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Efficacy and Safety of Adjunctive Cilostazol to Clopidogrel-Treated Diabetic PatientsWith Symptomatic Lower Extremity ArteryDisease in the Prevention of IschemicVascular Events

BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for lower extremity arterial disease. Cilostazol expresses antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, and vasodilator actions and improves the claudication intermittent symptoms.

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UHS, RESCUE 1122 and Shaigan Pharma sign MOU

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences, RESCUE 1122 and Shaigan Pharma has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work in close collaboration to promote Safety First Campaign.

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DAC is a new global initiative to accelerate progress on the discovery, testing & delivery of precision interventions for Alzheimer’s

GENEVA: COVID-19 will be the priority for health systems around the world in the year ahead. However, diseases like dementia are projected to increase from affecting 50 million families today to 150 million families and half a billion individuals by 2050.

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Scientists tackle vaccine safety, efficacy and access at global R&D Forum

GENEVA: More than 2,800 scientists from 130 countries gathered on Friday (January 15) in a virtual forum hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify knowledge gaps and set research priorities for vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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