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Raising Children with Attention Deficit Disorder: A Test of Patience

September 9, 2013 – 10:28 PM |

Shehzad, engrossed in the beauty of the rainbow shadowed on the pond puddled by the footsteps of the passerby’s, hears being called out with a shrill voice that sounded quite familiar to him. But the …

Invisible Wounds: Impacts of War and Terrorism on Children

September 5, 2013 – 6:44 PM |

“Sometimes I dream that the soldiers are chasing and killing us. Sometimes I’m so afraid I stay awake all night until dawn”.
– Sebastian
Since the 9/11 attack, acts of war and terrorism have become prevalent in …

Pedophiles: The Child Assaulters against the Coerced Innocents

August 30, 2013 – 10:32 PM | One Comment

Child abuse is a general term used to specify children who are maltreated either physically, mentally, emotionally, morally, or sexually. Molestation typically specifies sexually harassment done to children. It is of various forms.
Pedophiles are people …

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 …