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Eradication of Rabies in Pakistan – Still a Handspan Away

September 1, 2016 – 10:35 PM |

Every morning on the way to work through this hustling bustling city of Karachi, I look around and find fresh looking youngsters, others looking worn and wearied; some in full swing of life and others …

Health Seeking Behaviour in Pakistan’s Women and the Role of Community Nursing

July 4, 2016 – 11:40 PM |

In Pakistan women’s health has been a withdrawn spectacle but nowadays the emerging trends are mounting health seeking behaviour as a crucial component of public healthcare in developing countries. Shaikh, Haran and Hatcher, (2008) evaluated …

Awaiting a Social Awakening: The Alarming Issue of Teenage Suicide

April 7, 2016 – 7:20 PM |

Along with all the other organs of the body, the human brain too undergoes many changes during the teenage. In the latest five years, specialists, using new progressions, have found that youth’s brains are far …

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 …

The Largely Ignored Third Gender: Issues Faced by Hermaphrodites in Pakistan

January 31, 2016 – 4:58 PM | One Comment

It is a fact that every person living in the world is considered a human no matter male or female, on the basis of which every person qualifies to enjoy all the human rights such …

Violence against Women in Pakistan: Targeting the Roots of this Plight

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Violence against women is defined as “any act of gender based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women including threats of such acts, …

Cousin Marriages: A Public Health Issue in Pakistan

December 7, 2015 – 6:43 PM |

Marriage is a universal practice in which a bond is formed between two individuals that is social, emotional, cultural, physical, and religious in nature. This marital union lays the foundation for the most basic social …

A Ray of Hope: Pakistan Underway to have its First Liver Transplant Centre

August 13, 2015 – 10:12 PM |

Organ donation is an end stage life-saving process, giving a second chance at life. It is prevalent in developed countries, while developing countries are still undertaking the journey. Every year, many thousands of people await …

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 …

A Rampant Crime of the Intimate: Domestic Violence against Women in Pakistan

November 27, 2014 – 12:30 PM | 2 Comments

It is well known that women are helpless to many forms of violence, and domestic violence signifies the collective term. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which they are forced …

Ebola, the Deadly Virus – A Threat to Public Health

November 16, 2014 – 8:15 PM |

Ebola is also known as Ebola virus disease EVD or Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
It is severe and often a deadly disease that occurs in humans and primates (e.g. monkeys, gorillas). Ebola hemorrhagic fever has made worldwide …

Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis – Standing up against the Deadly Disease

November 13, 2014 – 7:53 PM |

Pakistan is fighting a silent battle against a deadly disease. A disease so powerful and fatal that it stands undefeated. Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that is caused by Naegleria fowleri has claimed more than 45 …

The PMDC Quota Rule: A Boon or a Bane for Pakistan’s Healthcare Future?

November 8, 2014 – 11:05 PM | 2 Comments

Medical journey for female students might get harder after PMDC passed the 50:50 quota of boys to girls ratio in all medical colleges of Pakistan. In the 138th session, PMDC approved this law which will be implemented in admission …