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Quackery: Does Your Superhero Need a Double Check?

August 20, 2013 – 5:17 PM |

They say some times you feel relaxed just by the glimpse of your life-saver. You will feel protected with the view of dignified personalities around you.
 
But, is this the only way round? In today’s world, …

Corruption in the Health Sector – Causes and Possible Solutions

August 18, 2013 – 10:40 PM |

“Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set rolling, it must increase”
– Charles Caleb Colton
 
Corruption is the exploitation of assigned power for personal use. Corruption in the health sector is a concern especially …

Sheesha Smoking – The Overlooked Health Hazards

August 15, 2013 – 10:38 PM |

Sheesha smoking is increasing day by day among university students of Pakistan. Even school-going boys and girls are becoming addicted to it. Smoking sheesha is more of a fashion symbol these days. Mind you my …

Living with Nystagmus: One Premature Baby and His Milestones

August 3, 2013 – 11:28 PM | One Comment

Nicklas is one of the twins who were born 4 months too early weighing only 1000 grams. Today, Nicklas is a loving, kind and compassionate teenager who is suffering from Beriberi (Vitamin B1 deficiency) along …

Educating the Educated

July 24, 2013 – 11:59 PM | One Comment

Why is the illiteracy rate  high? Why are people still not emancipating myths? Are facts considerable enough to change minds? What’s the definition of education? Is a person holding a degree necessarily be called educated?

Preventing Postpartum Depression: The Need for Awareness

June 8, 2013 – 11:58 PM |

Soon after giving birth to her first baby boy, Fatima (which is not her real name), suddenly becomes downcast. She is wracked with guilt because she can’t adore or show affection to her son. She …

Pedophilia: Biology to Blame?

May 16, 2013 – 2:32 AM |

A girl comes to a supermarket along with her mother to buy groceries. After a while, she gets lost. A middle-aged man is also shopping there. The girl catches sight of him and he approaches …

Depression – Is it All in the Head?

March 16, 2013 – 11:49 PM |

Friday afternoon surgery; fed up, hungry and desperate to get home for the weekend, the patience of the primary care physician (General Practitioner, GP) is put to the test. This particular Friday afternoon, my supervisor’s …

How Policy Shapes Practice and Choice

January 14, 2013 – 2:29 PM |

The patient is a 45-year old man. When I enter the room with the resident, he is sitting on the edge of the exam table, wearing a poorly-constructed hospital gown. When I introduce myself, he …

Men – Victims of Violence?

January 12, 2013 – 2:00 PM | 2 Comments

It is widely agreed that a pleasant way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon in the great city of Karachi is to devote the time to the gratifying task of browsing through a book store …

Gender Issues as it Relates to Achieving the Millennium Developmental Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria

November 5, 2012 – 3:15 PM |

Inequality is a widely recognized issue that is in practical sense a very difficult issue to fully address in some aspects of human life. Despite the increase in and focus on gender equality in education, …

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 …