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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…

Working of drug testing lab goes to the dogs
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Working of drug testing lab goes to the dogs

MN Report KARACHI- Working of Sindh Drug Testing Laboratory (SDTL), tasked with the job of ensuring that medicines being manufactured and available in markets of the province are of quality, has been badly affected in the absence of its two senior officials, it was reliably learnt. According to sources, posts of two senior officers –…

Brain-eating amoeba claims first life of 2015
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Brain-eating amoeba claims first life of 2015

KWSB, KMC asked to take steps against deadly virus  MN Report KARACHI- Sindh health department has asked its officers as well as the officials of the provincial local government department, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to take proper measures to ensure no one becomes victim of deadly brain-eating amoeba…

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