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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 …

All is Not Lost: Public Health Challenges and their Solutions

February 17, 2016 – 11:11 PM | 5 Comments

Health is a basic right of everyone in this world and must not be misunderstood to be a privilege. As Nelson Mandela said “Health cannot be a question of income; it is a fundamental human right”.

The Power of the Mind – No Health without Mental Health

January 31, 2016 – 7:59 PM | 2 Comments

Caring for the mind is as important as caring for the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other”, writes Sid Garza-Hillman in his book “Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto.”
 
Most of us understand …

Behavioral Therapy for Psychogeriatric Patients: The Role of Positive Reinforcement

January 21, 2016 – 10:03 PM |

It is a common prejudice that older people are very innocent and behave like children; perhaps, both are more or less the same with respect to their behavior and dependency. Moreover, it is considered as …

The Principle of Respect and Ethics: A Pillar of Psychiatric Nursing

January 11, 2016 – 8:37 PM | One Comment

The nursing profession works on a set of ethical guidelines in order to maintain a standard of holistic care for patients. Similarly, in psychiatric settings, as patients cannot fully express their own rights and decisions …

Violence against Healthcare in Pakistan: Social and Humanitarian Implications

January 5, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

The world health organization defines violence as ‘’ the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has …

Teenage Pregnancies: An Issue Calling for Closer Attention

December 21, 2015 – 8:54 PM | 10 Comments

Teenage is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood that in girls aids in   physical, functional and psycho-social development to prepare for motherhood. According to WHO, teenage pregnancy is the conception of an unplanned …

Ascaris, Reproduction and Pakistan: Exploring the Links Within and Beyond

December 17, 2015 – 11:46 PM |

A study recently published in Science, one of the world’s leading research journals, states that infection with the roundworm known as Ascaris lumbricoides has the potential to enhance fertility in women. However, whereas roundworm infections …

Rabies: Fatal yet Avoidable

November 21, 2015 – 8:25 PM | 2 Comments

Rabies, a viral disease caused by the bite or scratch of a Rabid animal, is 100% preventable. It is similar to a death sentence if left untreated. Majority of the deaths attributable to Rabies occur …

Generic Drugs: A Better Alternative for Low Income Countries

September 19, 2015 – 5:17 PM |

Generic drugs, an alternative to brand-name drugs, are formulations that are sold under their original chemical name. Since manufacturers of generic drugs do not spend on the research and development for the drug, these are …

Malaria Vaccine Receives a Green Signal: A Breakthrough in Malaria Prevention

September 19, 2015 – 5:17 PM |

The world’s first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the very last hurdles  from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne …

Health Under the Knife of Cultural Crutches

August 31, 2015 – 10:21 PM |

“How can he be a doctor? He even doesn’t know that drinking milk soon after surgery can cause suppuration of your wound” OR “Having milk and fish together can cause white spots on your face”

Central Cancer Registry for SAARC Countries: Turning a Dream into Reality

June 23, 2015 – 4:14 PM |

A registry is a central database; documenting all the cases with certain characteristics. Such database not only helps in the audit of participating hospitals but also provides the government with valuable information to make a …