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The recent data in the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 shows a high unmet need for contraceptives, although family planning programs have been in place in Pakistan since the late 1950s. The phenomenon presents …

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The Swiss Cheese Model – Ways to Avoid Mistakes in Hospitals

August 2, 2012 – 6:57 AM |

Human nature is to make errors and doctors are no exceptions. In fact, hospitals are probably the only places, where slip-ups are frequently common. But, it is again in hospitals only, where even a slightest …

Not Another Utopian Dream!

August 2, 2012 – 12:55 AM | One Comment

My mother was suffering from persistent lethargy and slight intermittent chest pain for a couple of weeks, while having a very busy schedule at her office.  Being a first year medical student, I felt a …

Better Future Doctors

July 30, 2012 – 12:22 AM | 6 Comments

Health is surely the greatest wealth but when this wealth starts to go down, only one person pops into our mind and we hurry to go to a doctor, the ultimate solution finder of our …

Semester System for Medical Education

July 29, 2012 – 10:52 PM | 2 Comments

Medical studies especially at the undergraduate level (MBBS) are considered to be one of the most demanding, where students follow a hectic study schedule with a single aim to secure passing marks. While same level …

The Journey of Becoming a Doctor

July 29, 2012 – 5:08 AM | 7 Comments

On my fifth birthday, I decided I wanted to become a doctor. I proudly walked to my mum with small hushed steps and broad lifted shoulders to loudly declare “’ Mum, I want to save …

Naegleria Fowleri, a Rare Amoebic Outbreak in Pakistan – Its Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis and Management

July 28, 2012 – 11:23 PM | One Comment

During this month, eight cases of Naegleria fowleri have been reported in Karachi, Pakistan. Naegleria causes acute Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) which is a fatal disease of brain. It destroys brain tissue quickly, hence also called …

A Little Walk in The Mountains…

July 27, 2012 – 8:41 PM | One Comment

People always say that when someone is about to die our life flashes before our eyes. Something similar happened to me. I saw my entire career, my 7 years of studying and practicing medicine, flash …

Press Release: The Peace Initiative – A JPMS Project

July 27, 2012 – 12:44 AM | 2 Comments

Press Release: The Peace Initiative – A JPMS Project
 
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“Peace Initiative” is a project by the Journal of Pakistan Medical Students (JPMS) to promote peace between the two great nations, Pakistan and India. JPMS has been …

Social Taboos Risking Innocent Lives

July 26, 2012 – 12:56 AM | One Comment

Sshhh… Don’t Talk About it… Just Don’t!! Most of us have been listening to this phrase from our elders in the daily life affairs which apparently mean we ‘must not’ discuss ‘certain matters’ with anybody. In …

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) a Real Treat to the Developing World – An Overview

July 26, 2012 – 12:21 AM |

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Tuberculosis (TB) are one of the significant causes of death in developing countries. HIV is indeed a challenge for the developing world with more than 60 million people infected with …

Social Media- A Unicorn or Just a Horse?

July 25, 2012 – 3:54 AM | One Comment

The term “Social Media” describes tools, websites and software that allows people to connect and share. The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument on communication, like …

Media, Medics and Society

July 24, 2012 – 11:24 PM | 4 Comments

A few days back, while watching TV, changing channels a strange news caught my eyes, at a news channel a news was scrolling as breaking news that a 5 years old boy died at a …

Yet Another War: Major determinants of Low Birth Weight

July 23, 2012 – 12:01 AM | 10 Comments

Low birth weight (LBW) has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as birth weight of less than 2,500 grams (or 5.5 pounds). In spite of consistent efforts to improve the quality of maternal …