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The Danger of Unsafe Abortions: Their Causes and Complications

March 10, 2017 – 5:59 PM |

An unsafe abortion refers to an unhygienic or unhealthy abortion, performed by an unskilled or untrained birth attendant and involving inappropriate methods. According to World Health Organization (WHO) (2011), “An unsafe abortion is a procedure …

Three Per Hour: Exploring the Stark Realities of Maternal Mortality

June 19, 2016 – 4:15 AM |

In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals were drafted as eight international targets for the time-bound eradication of poverty in all its dimensions. Pakistan happens to be one of the unfortunate countries that have failed to achieve two …

Role of Healthy Diet and Exercise in Sleep Quality

April 7, 2016 – 3:25 PM |

Sleep has long been the subject of much folklore in the past; a conduit to communicate with the dead, travel in meta-physical realms or predict an apocalyptic event. Although scientists haven’t been able to pinpoint …

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 …

Early Marriages and their Consequences in Pakistan – A Social Menace

February 17, 2016 – 11:00 PM | One Comment

A nine years old girl was married to an old man because her father was unable to return a loan that he had taken from her husband.  At twelve years of age, she was divorced …

Obesity: Insight into Problems with Reproduction and Beyond

August 30, 2014 – 11:05 PM |

Reproduction, the enigma and mystery of human race, bears the burden of increased weight like all other system but this is more significant for us as it directly has on adverse effect on the future generations. Obesity which …

Determinants of Maternal Mortality: A Thorn Remains in Our Side

July 8, 2013 – 8:35 PM | 3 Comments

Almost every woman in her reproductive life gets an opportunity to become pregnant, which is a normal healthy event, sometimes marred by complications which can be prevented mostly. Identification of determinants of maternal mortality (MM) …