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7th April 2017, recently marked as World Health Day, introduced a campaign with the goal of, “DEPRESSION — LET’S TALK.” Yes, depression a fairly common issue; we all hear about it often, but do we …

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Heart Failure: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and How to Beat It

June 12, 2017 – 4:22 PM |

Heart failure is growing public health issue due to its substantial contribution to morbidity and mortality and its current status as the leading cause of hospitalization (Del Gobbo et al, 2015). According to the American …

Spotlight on Epilepsy: Brushing up on the Biology of the Disease

February 28, 2017 – 9:33 PM |

The two most common neurological conditions are epilepsy and stroke. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting the central nervous system (CNS). It is result of sudden persistent firing of CNS neurons causing change in behavior, …

Is Your Child Protected? The Anti-Vaccine Movement: Bad News for Children Everywhere

February 19, 2017 – 2:30 PM |

Imagine this scene: you are being bombarded everywhere by misguided research and maniacal parents, all urging you to give up on vaccinating your child because of clearly unscientific reasons. You look at your little angels, …

Cerebral Palsy: How to Help These Stars Shine

February 15, 2017 – 6:26 PM |

It is hard to describe the feelings of a mother who has delivered a child with cerebral palsy (CP). During pregnancy, a mother fantasizes carrying a normal, healthy and smiling baby to love and cuddle. …

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.

Eradication of Rabies in Pakistan – Still a Handspan Away

September 1, 2016 – 10:35 PM |

Every morning on the way to work through this hustling bustling city of Karachi, I look around and find fresh looking youngsters, others looking worn and wearied; some in full swing of life and others …

The Promise of Technology: Good Days Ahead in the Future of Healthcare

September 1, 2016 – 9:43 PM |

In terms of regenerative medicine, it should be noted that the human body has limited regenerative potential, mostly restricted to the liver and some stem cells scattered among tissues that allow for minor regeneration. This …

Be Wary and Beware: Cancer and its Avoidable Risk Factors

June 19, 2016 – 4:21 AM |

Cancer is defined as an abnormal growth of cells, with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body . This uncontrolled cell proliferation and growth forms tumors. All tumors are not …

Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice of Oncology: Is Resuscitation Always the Sole Rational Decision

June 13, 2016 – 6:41 AM |

Ethical dilemmas are present when there is a tension between two or more moral values. Identification of the existence of an ethical dilemma initially requires an awareness of ethical issues. The nurse must be the …

Gearing Up for the Super Bug Conquest

June 13, 2016 – 6:23 AM |

MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  Also called oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA), it is an infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics which are commonly used to …

Hepatitis and its Sequelae: A Preventable Impingement on Pakistan’s Chronic Disease Burden

April 6, 2016 – 1:09 AM |

When I stepped into the practical field of medicine after several years of formal studies, I immediately encountered a great influx of patients presenting to us in emergency medicine with some complication of hepatitis. I …

Palliative Care in Chronic Renal Failure: When the Sun Sets Upon the Horizon of Life

March 12, 2016 – 5:48 PM |

‘Would I be totally dependent upon others?’ ‘What about the hospital expenses?’ ‘Would I able to continue my spiritual, social and physical life in a usual manner like before?’ ‘Is my disease is a punishment …

Healing the Scars Through Palliation

February 17, 2016 – 11:01 PM |

During my palliative course clinical, I encountered a 41 year old male patient in Aga Khan University Hospital. First he came to the emergency with the complaints of hypotension, fever and a decrease in oral …