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Childhood Obesity and its Progression as a Global Threat

March 20, 2017 – 11:07 PM |

With the continuous increase in the prevalence of childhood obesity, it has now been recognized as a global health problem (Lobstein et al., 2015). This health issue is not only limited to developed countries, but …

HealthTech Success: Electronic Records Have Improved Patient Care

September 10, 2016 – 2:54 PM |

Doctors have an expression that diagnosis is 85% history. In other words, knowing what has previously gone on with the patient’s health is a very reliable indicator of what may be happening right now.

Holistic Medicine at a Glimpse: Appreciating Healthcare as a Whole

January 11, 2016 – 9:11 PM |

Our bodies and each system within should be treated as a whole, not as collection of its parts. The term ‘holism’ was coined by South African statesman, Jan Christian Smuts, in 1926. Holistic Medicine was …

Teenage Pregnancies: An Issue Calling for Closer Attention

December 21, 2015 – 8:54 PM | 10 Comments

Teenage is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood that in girls aids in   physical, functional and psycho-social development to prepare for motherhood. According to WHO, teenage pregnancy is the conception of an unplanned …

Infertility in Women: Psychological Effects and the Grave Social Stigma

September 23, 2015 – 11:15 PM |

“Infertility is a major negative life event which has deleterious effects on women’s and men’s subjective well-being.”
-Journal of Marriage and Family (Abbey et al., 1992)
Becoming a mother is one of the greatest blessings in a …

Curbing the Tobacco Menace in Pakistan

July 23, 2015 – 11:38 PM |

According to a recent report, the rate of tobacco consumption is increasing globally despite extensive efforts and widespread anti-smoking campaigns. In the report, it was also highlighted that Pakistan is one of fastest growing market …

Children with Autism – Trapped in a Different, Misunderstood World

November 19, 2014 – 7:22 PM |

Salma emptily stares out of her glass window; her fingers gripping the window rods and her eyebrows furrowed as she tried to make out the distant conundrum from the wide playfield in front of her …

Global Health Challenges and Solutions in the Current Dynamics

November 16, 2014 – 6:58 PM |

Global and public health faces today a great threat at the climax of rapid and unrelenting development and faster paced progress than ever before. On the other hand, we also have easy access today in …

Primary Healthcare: Health for All

March 7, 2013 – 12:57 AM |

Primary healthcare is a guiding tool for the establishment of a sustainable healthcare system that acts to eliminate not only the medical causes but also social, economic and political causes of ill health. The Alma-Ata …

Public Health and its Requirements – Views of a Medical Student

September 8, 2012 – 6:17 PM | 4 Comments

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, health surveillance, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society. Prevention is key to the health system’s sustainability. Public Health services are …

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

August 10, 2012 – 4:58 PM | 5 Comments

Before entering into post-graduate studies the term ‘health’ just meant to me ‘not having the disease’ and ‘disease’ was just an unusual experience of life and if got sick the target was to get treated, …

Challenges in Global Health: Developing Countries Needs Distinctive Overhaul

August 9, 2012 – 12:10 AM | 71 Comments

Retraction Notice: The contest article titled: “Challenges in Global Health: Developing Countries Needs Distinctive Overhaulhad” which was published on 11th of Aug, 2012, has been retracted on 21th of  Sept, 2012 . This article was retracted unanimously by the …