Medical profession must identify those involved in unethical practices amongst its rank, start self-monitoring and self-accountability

KARACHI: The malicious campaign being run on the media in general and electronic media in particular against healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities both in public and private sector needs to be condemned in the strongest terms

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Private Hospitals in KPK earn Rs.8 Billion from Sehat Card Scheme

PESHAWAR: The apprehensions expressed about the Sehat Card scheme by the government are proving true that it will be the private hospitals and insurance companies which will benefit the most rather that the patients. 

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Public sector medical universities must provide economical, affordable diagnostic services

KARACHI: Medical universities in the public sector should establish state of the art Diagnostic Services by establishing laboratories equipped with sophisticated equipment, instruments and provide all laboratory tests and radiological services at economical price which is easily affordable accessible by the public.

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DFU prevalence ranges from 4-10% and it accounts for 21-48% of amputations - Prof. Qazi Masroor

BAHAWALPUR: Diabetic Foot Ulcers is one of the most serious complications of Diabetes Mellitus. It is defined as full-thickness wound, through the dermis, below the ankle on a weight-bearing or exposed surface in an individual with diabetes.

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WHO calls for reducing the risk of premature mortality from Diabetes and other NCDs by one third by 2030

GENEVA: Reduction in the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including Diabetes through prevention and control was discussed in detail in the recently held 74th World Health Assembly.

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Pandemics

Pandemics have happened in the past, killing millions of people around the world. Also, “epidemics” and “endemics” have been hitting different parts of the world at different times. Let’s first define the three categories of infectious diseases.

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RCSI research findings show Low levels of Omega-3 associated with higher risk of psychosis

DUBLIN: New research has found that adolescents with higher levels of an omega-3 fatty acid in their blood were less likely to develop psychotic disorder in early adulthood, suggesting that it may have a potential preventative effect of reducing the risk of psychosis.

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Japan Trans catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) market to exceed US$450m through 2025

The trans catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) market in Japan is expected to exceed US$450m in 2025, driven by the increasing prevalence of aortic stenosis in elderly population, forecasts GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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The male sexual and reproductive health in the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic. Can COVID-19 be transmitted sexually?

The COVID19 is a mysterious disease and every day a new complication is appearing in this dreadful disease. But still the public is not cooperating to break the chain of this pandemic. The coronavirus disease is basically disease of blood vessels which may effect not only the lungs but any organ or system.

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COVID-19 pandemic poses major threats to population health and hinders progress in meeting the SDGs

GENEVA: World Health Organization has released its annual ‘state of the world’s health’ assessment in the World Health Statistics report, 2021. The report presents the latest data on more than 50 health-related Sustainable Development Goal and “triple billion” target indicators.

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Martin Seligman awarded RCSI Honorary Doctorate

DUBLIN: Professor Martin Seligman has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences at the 2021 School of Medicine conferring ceremony. Professor Seligman,

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Evaluation of Hospital Cesarean Delivery Related Profits & Rates in the United States

Background: A high cesarean delivery rate in US hospitals indicates the potential overuse of this procedure; however, underlying causes of the excessive use of cesarean procedures in the US have not been fully understood.

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China ventilators market to exceed US$275m by 2030

Driven by increasing demand for access to basic healthcare and government initiatives, the ventilators market in China is expected to exceed US$275m by 2030, forecasts GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Maternal Health in Pakistan: Hopes and Delusions

Improving the maternal health in Pakistan remains the challenging initiative. According to a study, socioeconomic conditions are affecting pregnant women enormously therefore, it requires women’s empowerment through poverty reduction strategies.

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