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Innovative app wins top prize at AKU’s Hackathon
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Innovative app wins top prize at AKU’s Hackathon

Karachi: Innovators at Pakistan’s first-ever medical hackathon at the Aga Khan University have proposed new ways of tackling challenges facing Pakistan’s emergency rooms (ER). HistorER, the winning team at the Hackathon, came up with a unique QR (quick response) code system to address a persistent challenge faced by ER doctors. Patients are often brought to…

Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away
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Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away

Karachi: Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away on Friday after his prolonged fight with illness following kidney failure, said Dr Abhay, medical officer at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). The philanthropist was brought to SIUT after he had trouble breathing and was subsequently put on ventilator. “Edhi was admitted to the intensive care unit of…

Maya Martinez-Davis appointed Global Head Oncology Merck
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Maya Martinez-Davis appointed Global Head Oncology Merck

Darmstadt, Germany,– Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announces the appointment of Maya Martinez-Davis (46), as Global Head of Oncology Franchise for its biopharma business. She will report to Rehan Verjee, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Merck’s Healthcare business sector, and will be based in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. Martinez-Davis’ appointment is effective…

WHO issues travel alert for Zika Virus
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WHO issues travel alert for Zika Virus

Geneva: WHO issued a travel alert in press release for the people and advised to stay informed about Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases and consult their local health or travel authorities if they are concerned. Based on available evidence, WHO is not recommending any travel or trade restrictions related to Zika virus disease. Countries…

WHO urges smoke-free movies
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WHO urges smoke-free movies

MN Monitoring Desk Two United Nations agencies-the UN world Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco. Movies showing use of tobacco products have enticed millions of young people worldwide…

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