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When we hear the word ‘anger’, people often construe it as a bad or immoral action — but anger is a normal human emotion. Yes, it becomes immoral or abnormal when it leads to aggression …

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Articles by Sehrish Khan

Sehrish Khan is a House Officer at Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. She is interested in the field of Cardiology and is currently working as Senior Editor and Blogger for JPMS Blogs. She is also the member of Pakistan Medical Students' Research Society's Executive Team. She has worked as Senior Director, Administration and Planning at Patients' Welfare Association and also writes for Dow Health Magazine. She can be contacted at [email protected]

Artificial Sweeteners—Are They Really Sweet?

January 9, 2017 – 5:08 AM |

Would you like to hazard a guess at one of the biggest struggles of a diabetic? It is, in fact, to refrain from sugary items. Now, however, with the development of such a wide variety …

A Symbiotic Tale: The Hygiene Hypothesis as It Stands Today

June 13, 2016 – 6:41 AM |

The story of our symbiotic relationship with microorganisms begins with the advent of human life on earth, when man lived as a hunter-gatherer. In the wild, the lifestyle of early humans echoed with the throbbing …

All Hail the Wonder Leaf: Neem

February 10, 2016 – 10:42 PM |

Neem –native in South Asia, is a desert tree with deep cultural and social roots. It is found in history, literature, culture and medicine. Being a medical professional, I will be specific about Neem and …

A Ray of Hope: Pakistan Underway to have its First Liver Transplant Centre

August 13, 2015 – 10:12 PM |

Organ donation is an end stage life-saving process, giving a second chance at life. It is prevalent in developed countries, while developing countries are still undertaking the journey. Every year, many thousands of people await …

Limitless – Just a Fantasy or a Real Possibility?

July 23, 2015 – 1:15 AM |

Ever watched Neil Burger’s Limitless? Most of you must have, and for those who haven’t, let me brief you about it. It’s about a guy who had a strange pill that increased his mind’s capabilities …

To Err is Human, to Blunder is Sin

September 8, 2014 – 11:09 PM |

Medical profession is very exciting. Everyday a new case comes wirh its own mystery. New discoveries are made very readily and one has to keep himself apprised of the recent developments. From students to residents, …

Treatment of AIDS: Is Psychological Support as Important as Drug Therapy?

April 11, 2014 – 3:56 PM |

Life shows different calamities. Some are in the form of a disease, others are natural disasters, traumatic accidents, psychological disturbances, remembrances of painful events, and the list goes on. Pain, distress, emotional discomfort, tension, anxiety …

Co-trimoxazole Therapy – One Step Closer towards Better AIDS Treatment

February 20, 2014 – 8:02 PM | 2 Comments

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) – who does not want its cure? The worldwide consensus is to achieve it for the improvement of human health. Scientists have been trying since long to acquire this. Have they …

Mortality Due to Cardiovascular Diseases – Is Mediterranean Diet Helpful?

January 30, 2014 – 9:29 AM |

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the first major cause of death globally. According to World Health Organization, in 2008, 17.3 million people died of CVDs, representing about 30% of all the deaths occurring in the world …

Dementia – Another Reason to Dread Diabetes

October 31, 2013 – 8:08 PM |

Diabetes is considered as a life cursing disease as it is cureless and heralds a number of complications, of which cardiac diseases, retinopathy and nephropathy are the major ones. It significantly increases the rate of …

Argus II Bionic Eye: Good News for Retinitis Pigmentosa Sufferers

May 22, 2013 – 11:44 PM | One Comment

Blindness is a massive tragedy. Among all the other disabilities, blindness leaves a person thirsty of the beauty of the world, and unable to look even at one’s own self! That is a great pity.

Improving Sanitation in Government Hospitals

April 28, 2013 – 1:03 AM |

As the clock strikes and it is time for the clinical rotation, I feel reluctant to go to the hospital. It is, however not because I have to get out of my comfort zone. No …

The Chocolate Story – An Elating Fanstasy

February 18, 2013 – 11:34 PM | One Comment

Come Valentine’s Day and the shops exhibit all sorts of cards, balloons, stuffed toys, candies, chocolates and so on. Everyone is out looking for gifts to give to their loved ones, be it just a …