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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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Differentials: How Are They Affected by Personal Biases?

April 11, 2017 – 10:26 PM |

The Hourglass:
Do but consider this small dust,
Here running in the glass
By atoms moved;
Could you believe that this
The body was
Of one that loved?
And in his mistress’ flame, playing like a fly,
Turned to cinders by her eye?
Yes; …

Spreading Love through Volunteerism – Recognizing the Humanity in Each One of Us

January 20, 2016 – 8:40 PM |

“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, Through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” – Rumi
 
Before …

The Storybook Called “Hospital”: A Glimpse into How Life Unfolds

November 29, 2014 – 11:18 AM |

“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Five years ago, around this time, I was with great, eager, flurry-some interest; scrambling to apply to as many institutions of …

Connecting Ideas: Shakespeare and Wordsworth Act as Brain Boosters!

February 21, 2013 – 9:13 PM | 2 Comments

According to popular notion, classic literature is considered fantastical and often lacking in logic and practicality. If you’re an avid reader and have an unwavering love for classics, you’d strongly disagree. Literature not only explores …

An Insight into Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)

August 12, 2012 – 2:01 AM | 8 Comments

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is a relatively new concept in the developing countries but it plays a pivotal role in developed countries. For over 2000 years now, two principles have formed the basis of medical practice: …

To Give or Not to Give? Statins for Primary Prevention

May 24, 2012 – 7:17 PM |

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. The role of statin therapy in reducing the recurrence of Myocardial Infarction (MI) after an episode (secondary prevention) and in reducing the risk in patients with risk …