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World Cancer Day: A Sobering Reminder
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World Cancer Day: A Sobering Reminder

By: Dr Sania Nishtar – Founder of Heartfile Health Financing Our senior verifier Farkhanda broke down into tears as she narrated the story to me. I noted that she had been very sad all day yesterday, after having reviewed a child’s funding application. Nine year old SN knew she was suffering from a serious disease, which…

The Science of FARCE – NFP
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The Science of FARCE – NFP

By: Nadeem F. Paracha. I still remember a conversation I once overheard between two cops standing just outside my grandfather’s office as a teenager in the early 1980s. The conversation was in Punjabi and went something like this: First cop: “Pakistan is about to make an atom bomb.” Second cop: “No, I think we already…

World Cancer Day – A Sobering Reminder
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World Cancer Day – A Sobering Reminder

By: Dr Sania Nishtar : Founder of Heartfile Health Financing Our senior verifier Farkhanda broke down into tears as she narrated the story to me. I noted that she had been very sad all day yesterday, after having reviewed a child’s funding application. Nine year old SN knew she was suffering from a serious disease,…

The Science of FARCE – NFP
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The Science of FARCE – NFP

By: Nadeem F. Paracha. I still remember a conversation I once overheard between two cops standing just outside my grandfather’s office as a teenager in the early 1980s. The conversation was in Punjabi and went something like this: First cop: “Pakistan is about to make an atom bomb.”Second cop: “No, I think we already have…

Train your brain – enhance your memory & effective
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Train your brain – enhance your memory & effective

Positive brain-training is known to help patients recover from fatal diseases. Physical fitness has always been considered as an essential element for personal wellbeing. However, most people tend to ignore the importance of enhancing their mental dexterity. The human brain has a massive potential to gain more power through exercise, just the way our biceps…

Fake doctors can be deadly
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Fake doctors can be deadly

In most cases, where a poor man in Pakistan suffers from a medical or dental problem, it becomes a serious dilemma for him. Many of the vast rural areas have no proper health care facilities, and the local population has no option but to rely on some ill qualified quack, who claims some experience, but…

No Lab for “Drug Investigation” in the country
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No Lab for “Drug Investigation” in the country

LAHORE: There is neither health policy nor any Drug Investigation Laboratory(DIL) available in the country to check contamination in medicines, health sources revealed it here. It has been learnt that Pakistan has only seven drug testing laboratories one each in Sindh, Karachi, K-PK, Baluchistan and two in Punjab and two under the Federal government’s control…

Always keep the skin well hydrated and clean
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Always keep the skin well hydrated and clean

Dr. Najjia Ashraf is a specialist in skin disease and female beautification therapies. She did her MBBS from Karachi and went to Saint Jones Institute for skin disease at Kings College London, where she completed her Masters degree in the year 2007. She has also been delivering lectures on Dermatology at various colleges. She also…

Pharmaceutical Industry: An Over view
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Pharmaceutical Industry: An Over view

Pharmaceutical are medicinally effective chemicals. Which are converted to dosage form suitable for patient to imbibe? Usage of pharmaceuticals is governed by the underlying medical science. The three primary medical sciences are as under * Allopathy or modern medicine has gained global popularity * Unani, having Chinese origin, is present in southeast Asia * Homeopathy,…

Is Artificial blood here??
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Is Artificial blood here??

Last week scientists from Romania create artificial blood that could one day be used in humans without side effects. This blood contains water and salts along with a protein known as hemerythrin extracted from sea worms. These scientists from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, hope it could end blood supply shortages. Dr. Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu added…

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