MARKS an innovative assessment tool has an impact on student’s behaviour and change their learning strategy

RAWALPINDI: Multimedia Assessment of Realistic Knowledge and Skills (MARKS) is an innovative assessment system which combines the use of computers and Information Technology that offers many advantages.

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Better “Brain Drain” than “Brain in the Drain”

Pakistan is the sixth largest country to export scientific professionals across the world. Health Professionals like medical doctors, nurses, medical technicians, pharmacists, physical therapists, dentists and allied health workers leave the country (Pakistan) for USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Gulf countries,

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Afghanistan’s health system is on the brink of collapse says WHO

KABUL: Afghanistan’s health system is on the brink of collapse. Unless urgent action is taken, the country faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe says a press release issued by the WHO.

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Clinical Research is no longer an option rather is mandatory-Khalid Masood Gondal

Lahore: Academic Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, KEMU/ Mayo Hospital Lahore organized an interactive session on Clinical Research Grant in collaboration with PharmEvo Research Forum. Professor Khalid Masud Gondal, Vice Chancellor KEMU was the chief guest on the occasion.

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Global Fund results report reveals COVID-19 Devastating impact on HIV, TB & Malaria Programs

GENEVA: The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, according to a new report released by the Global Fund recently. The Result Report shows that while some progress was made, key programmatic results have declined for the first time in the history of the Global Fund.

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Steps being taken to improve the visibility of PAFMJ to ensure increased citations

RAWALPINDI: Major General Nusrat Raza Principal of Army Medical College who is also Chief Editor of Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ) is very keen to improve the standard of the journal and quality of manuscripts accepted for publication.

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The effect of metabolic syndrome traits on atherosclerosis can be reduced by increasing cardiorespiratory fitness already in childhood

The deleterious effects of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors on arterial health can be reduced by increasing cardiorespiratory fitness already in childhood, a new study suggests. The study also found that the traditional way of investigating whether excess body fat relates to poor arterial health may be insufficient in understanding the biology of disease, because better arterial health was associated with higher fat mass in children.

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High fat diets break the body clock in rats, which may be the underlying cause of obesity

When rats are fed a high fat diet, this disturbs the body clock in their brain that normally controls satiety, leading to over-eating and obesity. That’s according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. The number of people with obesity has nearly tripled worldwide since 1975.

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Excerpts from Random Musings

‘Who am I, where I came from, where do I go, and what is my destiny?’. A cow or a cat, a snake or a sparrow, a flea or a fox and a horse or a hare probably never waste time on such unanswerable riddles. They may not even be aware of the need for such mental gymnastics.

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Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Using Cilostazol with Aspirin or Clopidogrel

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and clopidogrel reduces the recurrence of ischemic stroke while significantly increasing the bleeding events compared with monotherapy, the CSPS.com trial (Cilostazol Stroke Prevention Study combination)

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