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‘Another World’ by Pat Barker – Review of a Novel at the Intersection of Medicine and Literature

October 23, 2017 – 9:41 PM |

Let’s dive straight into the subject of my blog: Pat Barker’s novel ‘Another World’. A family helter-skelter – a middle-aged professor, Nick, and his heavily pregnant wife, Fran. Their kid Gareth is the classic vicious …

Family Suicide in Pakistan: Our Collective Societal Concern

January 9, 2017 – 5:00 AM |

Family suicide – bluntly stated, is a mess for someone else to clear up; these are murder-suicides in which the perpetrator takes their own life plus the lives of their family members (Byard, 2005). In …

Of Prey and Predator: Behind Closed Doors, Masks and Facades

October 22, 2016 – 6:15 PM |

Majority of the people have a valid reason regarding the goody-goody features of marriage but some marriages are just a disgrace in disguise. Rape itself is an upsetting word to listen. Imagine people going through …

Child Sexual Abuse: A Stinging Predicament

September 25, 2016 – 12:24 PM |

“There is no single universal or
uniform impact of sexual abuse”
-Anonymous

Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan – A Factual Analysis

April 6, 2016 – 8:34 PM | One Comment

Children are the assets of our society and how we bring them up determines the future of our country. It is the shared responsibility of the entire society to raise healthy children and in this …

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, …

Terrorism and its Impact on the Society

September 23, 2014 – 11:00 PM |

WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (1). Terrorism has been rampant in Pakistan since 1989 following the Soviet occupation …

Co-trimoxazole Therapy – One Step Closer towards Better AIDS Treatment

February 20, 2014 – 8:02 PM | 2 Comments

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) – who does not want its cure? The worldwide consensus is to achieve it for the improvement of human health. Scientists have been trying since long to acquire this. Have they …

Physically Restraining Psychiatric Patients: More Harm that Good?

September 10, 2013 – 11:26 PM |

Breathing in the room with the air of dignity is far better than to live in an environment where you are powerless. Physical restraint refers to “any manual method, or mechanical device attached or adjacent …

Invisible Wounds: Impacts of War and Terrorism on Children

September 5, 2013 – 6:44 PM |

“Sometimes I dream that the soldiers are chasing and killing us. Sometimes I’m so afraid I stay awake all night until dawn”.
– Sebastian
Since the 9/11 attack, acts of war and terrorism have become prevalent in …

The Little Angel – At an Emergency Room in Iran

August 17, 2012 – 4:31 PM | 45 Comments

The first thing I remember about him was the blood leaking out of his fingertips on the ground. I had never seen so much ottorrhagia before.
Groaning, struggling to keep his eyes open, he was somewhere …

The Medicine Behind Head Injury in Football.

May 27, 2012 – 11:59 PM |

Football undoubtedly is the most popular sport around the globe and the talk of head injury associated with it is indeed a cause of great concern.  Yes, football causes head injury and the scientific name …