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  • Mass drug administration launched against trachoma

    August 6, 2017 1:38 AM 2

    LAHORE: A survey conducted by the National Trachoma Task Force has revealed that trachoma was the major cause of blindness in 54 districts of Pakistan, said Ophthalmologist Professor Asad Aslam Khan of the King Edward Medical College while addressing the launching ceremony of the Mass Drug Administration for elimination of trachoma here on Saturday

  • DHA medical centre’s renovation plan approved

    August 2, 2017 12:58 AM 1

    KARACHI - Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Administrator Brig Shahid Hassan Ali has approved a plan for the renovation and revamping of DHA Medical Centre to provide better treatment facilities to patients. The DHA administrator visited the DHA Medical Centre and met doctors and para-medical staff, an official said here on Tuesday. This modern and well-equipped

  • 9,000 intending pilgrims vaccinated

    August 2, 2017 12:36 AM 18

    PESHAWAR: Around 9,000 pilgrims were vaccinated against polio, meningitis and other infectious diseases at the Haji Camp in Hayatabad on Tuesday, an official said.Deputy Director Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Dr Akram Shah said that 30,000 pilgrims would be immunised during the process.The vaccination of the pilgrims was launched on July 24 last to vaccinate

  • First bone marrow transplant facility at Children's Hospital likely in August

    July 30, 2017 11:40 PM 1

    * Health secretary says transplant centre completed with total outlay of Rs 240 million The secretary was briefing a special team of the Punjab Human Organs Transplant Authority (PHOTA), which visited the centre and inspected the transplant centre. The team expressed its satisfaction over the newly established facility. It was told that qualified and trained

  • Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak

    July 27, 2017 12:08 PM 4

    Yemen's cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death. Nearly 2,000 people have already succumbed to one of the worst recorded outbreaks of cholera in modern history, with over 400,000 having contracted the disease, according to the World Health Organization. A boy pushes a wheelbarrow filled with jerrycans after collecting

  • Playing video games at work may reduce stress: Study

    July 27, 2017 11:47 AM 24

    Playing games during short breaks at work can refill workers with energy, finds a new study. Researchers from the University of Central Florida in the US conducted a small test on a batch of 66 people who were first induced to cognitive fatigue and then were given a five-minute break during their stressful work. During the break, they either played games

  • Turkey to provide liver transplant facility to 1,500 Pakistanis a year

    July 25, 2017 6:54 PM 3

    ISLAMABAD: Turkey on Tuesday announced to provide liver transplant facility to over 1,500 Pakistani patients every year. Pakistani liver patients will have liver transplant facility in selected Turkish hospitals, this decision was made at a high-level meeting of Turkish delegation led by Director General Health Dr Onor Gonor with Minister of State for National

  • Rs20.4bn allocated for free medicines

    July 20, 2017 5:17 AM 41

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has allocated huge funds to provide free medicines to patients in the public sector hospitals, said spokesperson for the Punjab Health Department on Wednesday. He said an amount of Rs20.4 billion had been allocated for provision of free medicine in tertiary care hospitals during the current fiscal year whereas an amount

  • PM urged to sign summaries for drug prices

    July 20, 2017 12:12 AM 30

    KARACHI: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) on Wednesday urged the prime minister to sign the summaries sent by the Drug Pricing Committee last year, as critically ill patients have been suffering owing to his indecision. PPMA central chairman Dr Kaiser Waheed along with key office-holders of the association made this demand while

  • Some Vegetarian Diets May Actually Be Harming Your Health

    July 18, 2017 7:49 PM 21

    (Reuters Health) - People may turn to vegetarian diets to reduce their risk of heart disease, but a new study suggests not all plant-based foods are created equal. People on plant-based diets who consume lots of refined grains and sweets may be significantly more likely to develop heart disease than vegetarians whose diets include the least amount of these