Health authorities decide to remove ‘Hepatitis Program’ head

KARACHI,  Health Department Sindh has decided to remove Provincial Manager, Hepatitis Prevention & Control Programme (Chief Minister Initiatives) Sindh over torturing journalists and other complaints. According to sources, the staff of [...]

Awareness key to reduce breast cancer: moot told

  KARACHI, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. This was stated by speakers in an awareness seminar held on Thursday at Dow Medical College. It is estimated that worldwide [...]

Experts call for preventative measures to avoid stroke

KARACHI, Assistant Professor, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Dr Sobia, on Wednesday said that stroke attack cases nowadays are more common in developing countries despite once it was considered the disease of western countries. She stated this while [...]

NICH introduces online test facility

  KARACHI :  Executive Director, National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Prof Dr Jamal Raza on Tuesday said NICH administration has introduced online test services for patients which help both patients and doctors and will also improve [...]

Physical verification of doctors kicks off in Karachi

KARACHI : Director Health Karachi, Dr Zafar Ejaz on Saturday said physical verification of health practitioners has started across the Karachi to identify ghost employees and also to enhance utilization of recourses in better way. Dr Zafar Ejaz [...]

Expert urges government to work war-footedly to eliminate polio

KARACHI :  Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Center Dr Mirza Ali Azhar on Friday urged the government to work on war footing in collaboration with all state institutions to eradicate polio, as the matter is linked to the [...]

Medical expert against lawmaking in haste

KARACHI : Ex-member Pakistan Medical & Dental Council, Dr Shershah Syed on Thursday showed his extreme concern about what he termed controversial bills which are under consideration in the department of law Sindh for presentation in Sindh [...]

‘Anti-polio immunization campaigns failed to achieve target’

KARACHI : Ziauddin University has organized an interactive seminar “Polio Free Pakistan– A Dream?” to commemorate the World Polio Day and create awareness about the damage of polio besides gathering support to improve the eradication efforts [...]

People with stress-related inflammation likelier to suffer from depression

Washington, A new study has indicated that stress- related inflammation might lead to an increase in the risk of depression. The study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai showed that preexisting differences in the sensitivity [...]

Traffic pollution can harm lungs of babies in womb

Washington, A new study has found that exposure to pollution, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy, could harm a child’s lungs. Existing research has often highlighted the adverse effects of air pollutants on lung function in [...]

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