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When we hear the word ‘anger’, people often construe it as a bad or immoral action — but anger is a normal human emotion. Yes, it becomes immoral or abnormal when it leads to aggression …

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Mental Illness in Pakistan: A Subject of Stigma, Ridicule, and Cultural Insensitivity

January 28, 2018 – 3:57 AM |

A commonly heard statement, “Iss par toh Jinn ka saaya ha [He/She is possessed by the devil]” is always being used in Pakistani society for victims of mental disorders. Unfortunately in Pakistan, overall prevalence of depressive disorder …

Yet Another War: Major determinants of Low Birth Weight

July 23, 2012 – 12:01 AM | 10 Comments

Low birth weight (LBW) has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as birth weight of less than 2,500 grams (or 5.5 pounds). In spite of consistent efforts to improve the quality of maternal …