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Prof. Akhtar Khan passes away
at the age of 90 Years

LAHORE: Prof. M. Akhtar Khan former Principal of King Edward Medical College passed away on Thursday September 1st 2016 at the age of ninety years. His Namaz-e-Janaza held on Friday September 2nd was very well attended by members of the medical profession.

During his distinguished career he also served as Vice President of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. After retirement he remained affiliated with Shalamar Hospital to help and guide them.  Detailed obituary note to follow-Editor.

 Patients with Mental Illness

Symposia on Changing
Attitudes, Changing Lives

LAHORE: Academic Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore has planned to organize a symposia entitled Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives with respect to patients with mental disorders. It will be held on February 11th 2017. Prof. Imran Ijaz Haider is the chief organizer for this academic activity. According to him this symposium will be focusing on Patients and their Caregivers.

 HPV vaccine found safe in girls and
women with Autoimmune diseases

In a recent study of girls and women diagnosed with at least one autoimmune disease, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) did not increase the risk of developing another autoimmune disease. In fact, being vaccinated was associated with a slightly reduced risk compared with not being vaccinated.

The study included all 70,265 girls and women between 10 and 30 years of age in Sweden in 2006 to 2010 diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

Dr. Lisen Arnheim-Dahlstrom, senior author of the Journal of Internal Medicine study, noted that individuals with autoimmune disease are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases.

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