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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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What’s in a Cigarette? The Personal, Social and Environmental Cost of Cigarette Smoking Today

September 16, 2017 – 10:28 PM |

“Smoking is injurious to health!” – a statement we are all familiar with. However, individuals who continue to smoke in spite of this awareness, do so for one reason or another. According to World Health …

Drug-induced Osteoporosis and the Local Pharmacy: An Ideal Setting for Effective Intervention to Identify and Inform High-risk Patients

September 16, 2017 – 9:55 PM |

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mineral density and deterioration of the bone architecture leading to increased fragility and fractures. Primary osteoporosis indicates loss of bone mass due to aging and menopause. Secondary …

Mental Health and Eating Disorders: An Insight into a Complex Issue

April 9, 2017 – 7:04 PM |

Simone de Beauvoir, the French author and philosopher, once said: “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself,” (“Quotes About Eating Disorders (155 quotes)”, 2016), which is now applicable to people …

Micronutrients and Antioxidants Can Help Prevent Mesothelioma Cancer

March 24, 2017 – 6:44 PM |

Those who already enjoy a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will find that they can enjoy a tremendous variety of benefits to their health. Research shows that, in addition to the general metabolic and …

Childhood Obesity and its Progression as a Global Threat

March 20, 2017 – 11:07 PM |

With the continuous increase in the prevalence of childhood obesity, it has now been recognized as a global health problem (Lobstein et al., 2015). This health issue is not only limited to developed countries, but …

Causes and Symptoms of E. coli Intestinal Infection

March 12, 2017 – 5:36 PM |

Not all bacteria are harmful for our body; there are some good bacteria and some bad bacteria. E. coli is a type of bacteria commonly found inside the intestine of human beings as well as other …

Beware the Betel Nut Addiction: A Case of Hepatitis C

March 12, 2017 – 5:09 PM |

His skin reminded me of the sooty wax on car engines. At another place, at another time, I might have eyed him suspiciously and clutched my purse more tightly. After all, there were all these …

Food Safety, from Farm to Fork: Are We Being Careful Enough?

February 18, 2017 – 2:38 PM |

Food is not only a basic need for human survival, but also an unparalleled source of pleasure for many people in the world. Hence, a dilemma is presented when this very means to sustain life …

Sexually Transmitted Infections – Break the Silence to Protect Your Health

February 16, 2017 – 5:16 PM |

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs) are a serious cause of ill health prevalent around the world. According to WHO, over 1 million STIs are acquired daily globally (Newman et al., 2013). Lack of awareness is one …

Chemotherapy in Advanced Age – Weighing a Hefty Cost against Slim Odds of Success

February 12, 2017 – 10:01 AM |

Elderly patients are predicted to represent, in the near future, the largest group of cancer patients.

Coping with Mental Illness: A Closer Look at Psychoeducation

August 11, 2016 – 10:13 PM |

Case Scenario                               
A 30 year old female, admitted at Karachi Psychiatric Hospital, in Pakistan, with the diagnosis of Schizophrenia since 2006. She had multiple history of hospitalization due to relapse of the disease, divorced 10 …

Accidental Exposure to Chemotherapeutic Agents: An Occupational Health Hazard for Oncology Nurses

August 10, 2016 – 8:37 PM |

Cytotoxic drugs, also known as anti-neoplastic or cancer chemotherapy drugs are expressly designed to kill or arrest the growth of living cells. They have been the mainstay of treatment of certain cancers but are also …

Three Per Hour: Exploring the Stark Realities of Maternal Mortality

June 19, 2016 – 4:15 AM |

In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals were drafted as eight international targets for the time-bound eradication of poverty in all its dimensions. Pakistan happens to be one of the unfortunate countries that have failed to achieve two …