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 Scientific Writing Book launch
Ceremony at UHS on August 28th

LAHORE: A formal book launching ceremony to introduce “Scientific Writing: A Guide to the Art of Medical Writing and Scientific Publishing” authored by Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid and Dr. Masood Jawaid is being held at University of Health Sciences Lahore on August 28th 2018 at 11.00 AM. Copies of the book will also be available at a concessional price of Rs. 1000/- (one thousand only) for those who are interested at the UHS on that day.

Otsuzol launch by
Otsuka Pakistan

KARACHI: Otsuka Pakistan Ltd. recently launched Otsuzol (Metronidazole 500 mg/100 ml infusion) with all the Otsuka quality benefits. In order to celebrate the occasion a series of activities were arranged at Otsuka Pakistan Head Office and eight different offices all over Pakistan at the same time on August 3, 2018. These activities were attended by all the executives of the company, including Mr. Hanif Sattar CEO of the company, Mr. Tariq Shahid Director Marketing and Sales, Mr. Khalid Munir Head of Sales and all the marketing and sales team.

Mr. Hanif Sattar CEO, Mr. Tariq Shahid Director Marketing and Sales, Mr. Khalid Munir Head of Sales and Members of Marketing and Sales team of Otsuka Pakistan photographed during Otsuzol launch meeting
held at Otsuka Head Office on August 3, 2018.

During these cake cutting ceremonies Senior Executives shared their views about this new launch and addressed to employees of the company through web connection in different cities. Dr. Uzma Mustafa Product Manager Otsuka Pakistan briefly described objectives of Otsuzol launch and shared the team spirit to market this product. (PR)

 Int. Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology
at Karachi on Sept.1-2, 2018

KARACHI: Sir Syed Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology”, Karachi and “College of Family Medicine, Pakistan” is organizing an international conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology at Karachi from 1-2, Sept. 2018 says a communication received form Prof. M. Zaman Shaikh, Chairman of the conference.

Some of the topics which will be covered during the conference include, common hormone diseases like diabetes, thyroid disorders, short stature in children, male and female infertility, steroid problems, vitamin D deficiency and weak bones, excessive abnormal growth of hair in women, obesity and its medical and surgical treatment and other hormone issues will be discussed. Renowned national and international speakers will conduct workshops and deliver state of art lectures on how to prevent and manage these common hormone disorders. (PR)

Risk Factors Associated with
Initiation of Substance Use

Not all individuals who initiate use of a substance such as nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine eventually develop a substance use disorder, indicating that the risk factors for substance use and for substance use disorder (SUD) differ to some extent. A new study has evaluated the overlap in risk factors for substance initiation and SUD, which may be useful for developing interventions to reduce both initiation and SUD. The findings are published in The American Journal on Addictions.

A novel finding of the study was that some risk factors were associated with initiation of all the substances assessed, whereas others were substance-specific. Previous use of another substance, being male, having what’s known as cluster B personality disorder, and family history of SUD predicted initiation across all substances assessed, whereas social anxiety disorder and certain other personality disorders were associated with specific substances. The study also supported the idea that psychiatric disorders may act as risk factors for both initiation and progression. Identifying and targeting these risk factors may help decrease the burden of substance use disorders. Early identification and treatment of psychiatric disorders can potentially prevent many devastating cases of substance use disorders”, said co-author Dr. Ludwing Florez-Salamanca.