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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 …

Zika Virus: A Pandemic in Progress

June 13, 2016 – 6:38 AM |

Declared as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’ by the WHO, Zika virus is rapidly gaining attention world over. WHO has already claimed the emergence of Zika virus to be as serious a threat …

Are we Prepared Enough?: Dealing with the Psychological Aftermath of Natural Calamities

April 16, 2016 – 10:04 PM | One Comment

All over the world, people are facing a number of humanitarian crises which pose a threat to them and their quality of life. They live out their lives according to these drastic changes regardless of …

The Importance of Screening and Early Diagnosis in Congenital Disorders

April 7, 2016 – 3:38 PM |

A 40 year old pregnant woman, gravida 2 and para 1 was diagnosed with pregnancy-induced hypertension and gestational diabetes mellitus during her antenatal visits to a private hospital. Routine fetal ultrasounds were performed during first …