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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…

TB surpasses HIV/AIDS last year
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TB surpasses HIV/AIDS last year

MN Monitoring Desk Last year, tuberculosis surpassed HIV/AIDS to become the world’s deadliest infectious disease. According to a recent report by the World Health Organisation, the illness claims about 1.5 million lives every year. Astonishingly, one out of every three people worldwide lives with a latent TB infection that could eventually develop into the active…

PSN draws up guidlines –  Diagnosis & management of Parkinson’s disease
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PSN draws up guidlines – Diagnosis & management of Parkinson’s disease

MN Report KARACHI – In a major development, Pakistan Society of Neurology (PSN) in collaboration with Neurology Awareness & Research Foundation (NARF) has launched national guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease. The launching ceremony held at a local hotel was largely attended by neurologists from across the country. Speaking on the occasion,…

World Mental Health Day – No health without mental health: Dr Afridi
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World Mental Health Day – No health without mental health: Dr Afridi

MN Report KARACHI – Renowned psychiatrist and head of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s (JPMC) Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department, Prof Dr M Iqbal Afridi said here on Thursday that an estimated 34 per cent population of Pakistan was suffering from depression and anxiety. He gave these statistics while addressing a press conference on the theme…

Excessive use of red meat harmful: experts
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Excessive use of red meat harmful: experts

By Our  Staff Reporter KARACHI – Experts have warned that excessive consumption of red meat could increase the risk of developing cardiovascular, kidney, liver, diabetes and gastroenteritis diseases. A senior leader of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Dr SM Qaiser Sajjad said that people usually store meat in refrigerators for longer period without knowing that such…

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