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Child Sexual Abuse – An Everlasting Trauma

August 10, 2016 – 9:35 PM | One Comment

Children are a gift to this globe and ought to be treated with consideration. They ought to be regarded, minded, protected, cared for and shielded. Unfortunately, this is not generally the situation. Thousands and millions …

Be Wary and Beware: Cancer and its Avoidable Risk Factors

June 19, 2016 – 4:21 AM |

Cancer is defined as an abnormal growth of cells, with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body . This uncontrolled cell proliferation and growth forms tumors. All tumors are not …

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 …

The Importance of Screening and Early Diagnosis in Congenital Disorders

April 7, 2016 – 3:38 PM |

A 40 year old pregnant woman, gravida 2 and para 1 was diagnosed with pregnancy-induced hypertension and gestational diabetes mellitus during her antenatal visits to a private hospital. Routine fetal ultrasounds were performed during first …

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 …

Malaria Vaccine Receives a Green Signal: A Breakthrough in Malaria Prevention

September 19, 2015 – 5:17 PM |

The world’s first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the very last hurdles  from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne …

Ebola: How are We Fighting this Nasty Killer?

November 21, 2014 – 7:44 PM |

Ebola has a nasty reputation for the way it damages the body. It’s rightfully earned. “At the end stage of the disease, you have small leaks in blood vessels,” says Thomas Giesbert an immunologist at the …

Management of Epilepsy: A Review of Progress towards New Frontiers

November 6, 2014 – 9:26 PM |

There are over 40 different types of epilepsy currently recognized. Innovative medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy has taken great strides recently, with intensive research focusing not only on the treatment of epileptic conditions, …

Prevention of Oral Cancer in India – Obstacles Faced and Corresponding Solutions

June 24, 2014 – 7:15 PM |

Oral cancer is one of the most fatal health problems faced by the mankind today. It is considered the 6th leading cause of cancer worldwide. In India, because of cultural, ethnic, geographic factors and the …

Suicidal Behaviors among Youth in Pakistan and Prevention

May 26, 2014 – 5:28 PM |

There was a time, when people used to avoid talking about suicide because it is very hard even to imagine“deliberately killing oneself” (World Health Organization, 2012). However, this is something that is not rare to …

Essentials for Healthy Living: How to NOT Get Hepatitis C

March 17, 2014 – 6:33 PM |

Pakistan has the second highest cases of hepatitis C. Almost 4.8% of the population suffers from this easily preventable disease. And the worst part is; even with all the efforts being made to decrease hepatitis …

Pedophiles: The Child Assaulters against the Coerced Innocents

August 30, 2013 – 10:32 PM | One Comment

Child abuse is a general term used to specify children who are maltreated either physically, mentally, emotionally, morally, or sexually. Molestation typically specifies sexually harassment done to children. It is of various forms.
Pedophiles are people …

Health Problems Created by Floods and Monsoon Rain in Pakistan

August 16, 2013 – 11:12 PM |

When Monsoon hits Pakistan a large outbreak of diseases are reported in different parts of the country. It’s one of those problems that occur due to lack of preventive measures and lapses in our pre-planned …