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The recent data in the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 shows a high unmet need for contraceptives, although family planning programs have been in place in Pakistan since the late 1950s. The phenomenon presents …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A New Perspective Towards Care

April 27, 2017 – 4:46 PM |

“Every few months, I sense that another piece of me is missing. My life… myself… is falling apart. I can only think half-thoughts now. Someday I may wake up and not think at all.”
From—A Loss …

In Focus: Self-Awareness in Nursing Students in Psychiatry

August 11, 2016 – 9:47 PM |

“Understanding of another human being begins with understanding of self” (Jones & Learning, 2005). Everyone has different strategies to know their inner feelings, thoughts and realities. Understanding of self can help people to differentiate their …

Matters of Note: Psychological Impact of Exposure to Social Violence on Children

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Nowadays violence is the major issue in our country which adversely affects each and every individual of the society including children, youth, adults and elderly people. Most of the time, people ignore the feelings of …

In Focus: Impact of Corporal Punishments on a Child’s Personality Development

January 12, 2016 – 10:49 PM |

Hadi (2014) describes corporal punishment (CP) as the physical force applied on children by parents, guardians, teachers to control and discipline the child. CP includes methods such as hitting, slapping, pinching, by  using items such …

Influencing Behavioral Change – A Challenge in Family Health Practice

January 8, 2016 – 9:37 PM | One Comment

Prevention is of great significance in improving health of families and communities at every level of health services (CDC, 2014). In this regard, “behavior change” is a necessary aspect to look into, because it has …

Epigenetics: Can we Influence Our Genes?

December 18, 2015 – 12:25 AM |

The idea that genes influence our physique, intelligence and personality is well established. It is common for family members to comment; “He has his father’s hot-temper” or “She gets her smarts from her mother”. Recently a …

Talking Therapy: A Way to Cure Several Disorders

November 3, 2014 – 10:45 PM |

Talking therapy also known as talking treatment is a type of psychotherapy in which people discuss their problems and a talking therapist gives solutions. It’s useful for people who are dealing with negative thoughts and feelings; by …

Ironies of Medical Education: Fatal Flaws!

August 28, 2013 – 4:59 PM |

On a typical hot and humid afternoon in Karachi, Ahmed Sher, a resident of Mirpurkhas, waits for his turn to see a doctor, along with hundreds of other patients and their families in the compound …

Leadership and Motivation: The Effective Application of Expectancy Theory

August 17, 2013 – 11:58 PM |

People are the greatest source of power in any work industry of the world. Likewise in health care sector, manpower is really crucial and it needs to be dealt well in order to obtain greater …

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 …

Not Another Utopian Dream!

August 2, 2012 – 12:55 AM | One Comment

My mother was suffering from persistent lethargy and slight intermittent chest pain for a couple of weeks, while having a very busy schedule at her office.  Being a first year medical student, I felt a …