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UN fears further Spread of Polio
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UN fears further Spread of Polio

GENEVA: About 50,000 Pakistanis have crossed into eastern Afghanistan to escape air strikes over the past 10 days and 435,000 have fled within their homeland, which could fuel the spread of polio as many are not vaccinated, UN agencies said. Pakistan’s military gave residents of North Waziristan until the end of Monday to leave the…

FDI Dental Congress in India – Sept. 2014
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FDI Dental Congress in India – Sept. 2014

New Dehli, India: The Indian Dental Association (IDA) will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress from 11th to 14th September, 2014 in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. Having an international outreach, it will be a unique event in the 2014 dental calendar as a global audience of more than 10,000 visitors are…

Qatar has implemented a commendable public-health programme
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Qatar has implemented a commendable public-health programme

By: Bilal Amanullah. One cannot resist sharing and appreciating the generous policies and practices of Humanitarian-care in Qatar. Recently, a friend of mine had a chest pain. He went to the emergency section of the prestigious Government-managed hospital in Doha, called; Hamad Hospital. Within 30-45 minutes, he was examined by the Doctor, applied ECG and…

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

12 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Saudi Arabia Camels are suspected to be the likely source of animal to human MERS infection. There has been a sudden increase in the incidence of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases in Saudi Arabia recently, as 12 more cases of MERS have emerged. The…

Open Pharma trade with India- Can it work?
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Open Pharma trade with India- Can it work?

By: S M Turab Hussain & Muhammad Usman Khan. Presently, the size of the local pharmaceutical market in Pakistan is around US$2.0 billion (60% of the market share belonging to local manufacturers) with a contribution to GDP of almost 1%. This share can potentially exceed US$2.5 billion by 2015 as incomes increase and health expenditure…

International Survey being conducted on AIDS Care
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International Survey being conducted on AIDS Care

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) and the International AIDS Society (IAS) are jointly fielding a healthcare provider survey soliciting viewpoints regarding certain aspects of HIV clinical management, including the use of antiretroviral therapy for therapeutic and preventive effects. The survey is intended for healthcare providers only. The survey comprises of six…

A study of 13000 physicians – Idle capacity.
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A study of 13000 physicians – Idle capacity.

Doctors spend 22% time on non-clinical paperwork.Recently a study of 13000 physicians showed that two-thirds of the health-care providers feel negatively about their profession and are dissappointed about the productivity of their professional engagements. “American doctors spend more than 22% of their time on nonclinical paperwork. That’s the equivalent of 165,000 doctors idling with busy…

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