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Pregnant women must be able to access the right care at the right time
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Pregnant women must be able to access the right care at the right time

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new series of recommendations to improve quality of antenatal care in order to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a positive pregnancy experience. Last year, an estimated 303 000 women died from pregnancy-related causes, 2.7 million babies died during the first…

Clinical Strategies for preventing obesity and eating disorders
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Clinical Strategies for preventing obesity and eating disorders

Clinicians and parents may be reluctant to address obesity in children because of concerns for promoting eating disorders. A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines strategies that can be used to address obesity without promoting disordered eating. These include counseling parents to avoid “weight talk” (comments that focus on weight or…

Menopause raises risk of heart attacks
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Menopause raises risk of heart attacks

WOMEN could be storing up health problems for the future because they’re unaware that heart disease risk increases after menopause. That’s the shock finding of a new survey conducted by national charity Heart Research UK and clothing brand Damart, as part of its #LovingHearts campaign. It was discovered that more than half of the women…

Ultrasound for the detection of distal forearm fractures in children
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Ultrasound for the detection of distal forearm fractures in children

A research published in British Medical Journal reveals that Distal forearm fractures are among the most common fractures in children. Plain radiographs of the forearm are considered the gold standard for definitive diagnosis. However, there is a growing interest in ultrasound diagnosis of distal forearm fracture due, in part, to the absence of exposure to…

MRI during pregnancy associated with increased risk of stillbirth and neonatal death
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MRI during pregnancy associated with increased risk of stillbirth and neonatal death

Recent research has reveal that Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used for diagnostic imaging in pregnancy when ultrasound examination is inadequate; however, fetal safety has not been conclusively established. Study conducted by American College of Radiology Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media et al, conducted the largest study of MRI in pregnancy (over 1700 exposed…

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1ST LIVER TRANSPLANT DONE – DUHS honours former DOW Principals

MN Report Karachi: In a ceremony organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) honoured former and retired principals of Dow Medical College, keeping up with its tradition to honour its retired professors and principal since the inception of the University. The main aim of honouring teachers is to show due respect and regards and…

Obesity, diabetes on the rise in Pakistan: experts
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Obesity, diabetes on the rise in Pakistan: experts

By Our Staff Reporter Karachi– According to experts obesity is alarmingly increasing in Pakistan and latest surveys and studies indicate that almost 25 percent of the Pakistani population, even small children aged 10 years and more are obese and over-weight, doctors and dieticians said here. “Obesity is now the national health emergency and it is…

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