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Prevent Thalassaemia – Screen young married couples
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Prevent Thalassaemia – Screen young married couples

According to recent reports and estimates; Every year, between 5,000 to 8,000 Pakistani children are born with thalassaemia. More than half of these children are from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. On the occasion of World Thalassaemia Day, marked on 8th of May, young adults are inspired to get a Thalassaemia test before getting married. This emerging trend…

Versatile Nano-particle Drug-carriers can optimize therapies
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Versatile Nano-particle Drug-carriers can optimize therapies

Fluorescent-based tool reveals how medical nanoparticles biodegrade in real time: May inform development of versatile drug carriers for therapeutic uses in patients Philadelphia: April, 2014: A new study presents a unique method to directly measure nanoparticle degradation in real time within biological environments. First, however, researchers must demonstrate the properly timed disintegration of these extremely…

Breast feeding law to regulate formula milk products
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Breast feeding law to regulate formula milk products

A draft of a regulatory act named; the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition (amended) act 2013 has now been approved by the law department. The regulatory draft will now be sent for approval to the cabinet, and eventually will be tabled before the assembly to be adopted as a law. According to…

Bio-repository & Cancer Registry Projects at DUHS
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Bio-repository & Cancer Registry Projects at DUHS

Bio-repository and Cancer Registry Projects inaugurated at DUHS KARACHI, March 2014: The inauguration ceremony of Frozen Sectioning and Bio-repository & Cancer Registry Projects was organized at the Department of Pathology, Dow International Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences Ojha Campus. Prof. Naeem A. Jafarey – Chief Guest on the occasion said that in this…

New guidelines on Blood Pressure.
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New guidelines on Blood Pressure.

DURHAM, NC — March, 2014 — New guidelines, that ease the recommended blood pressure targets, could result in 5.8 million US adults no longer needing hypertension medication, and that an estimated 13.5 million adults would now be considered as having achieved goal blood pressure, primarily older adults. The findings were released by JAMA. In a…

Breakthrough drug cures Dengue Fever
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Breakthrough drug cures Dengue Fever

Results of a two year phase three human clinical trial into 98aliveTM’s efficacy in treating dengue fever have been so positive that experts are now suggesting the drug be adopted as the standard treatment for the deadly virus in Indonesia. Conducted by 12 leading scientists at Indonesia’s Airlangga University, the trial found the active ingredient…

Eggs don’t cause high Cholesterol
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Eggs don’t cause high Cholesterol

In the past it was thought that people should limit the number of eggs they eat because they contain dietary cholesterol. But it is now known that saturates – in which eggs are relatively low – are more influential in raising blood cholesterol than dietary cholesterol itself. Over 30 years of prospective epidemiological surveys of…

A new biological “Glue” inspired by an intestinal parasite.
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A new biological “Glue” inspired by an intestinal parasite.

A worm that clings to the human Gut, with an ability to swell its proboscis, has inspired the scientists to develop a new concept for healing and protecting wounds, which are currently treated with sutures, staples or adhesive dressings. A recent report from IChemE Media Centre has stated that: Traditional methods for protecting and sealing…

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