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  • Pakistani scientist’s work makes it to title page of international journal

    July 4, 2017 12:01 AM 2

    Representing Pakistan, the work of scientist Dr Sammer Yousuf, an associate professor at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, has appeared on the cover page of a prestigious international science journal for its June issue. According to an official at ICCBS, Dr Sammer’s work which is part of a research

  • Peter Frates, Who Inspired The Ice Bucket Challenge, Is Back In The Hospital

    July 3, 2017 5:38 PM 14

    The man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital — and is keeping his sense of humor. A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates said he is resting comfortably at Massachusetts General Hospital and that "doctors

  • Declared dead by MGM Hospital, baby girl found alive

    July 2, 2017 11:55 PM 15

    . . Warangal Urban: Pandemonium prevailed at the MGM Hospital for some time on Sunday as a four-day-old girl child declared dead by the doctors was brought back to the hospital by the parents claiming that the child was alive. The baby was born three days ago at a private hospital with several complications and was underweight. The parents Srinivas and Swapna

  • Yemen's cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO

    July 2, 2017 11:19 AM 10

    The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic. Yemen has been devastated by a 27-month war between a Saudi-led coalition and the armed Iran-aligned Houthi group, making it a breeding

  • WATCH: What is bird flu and can you get it?

    June 28, 2017 2:21 PM 5

    While bird flu is an avian virus in the same family as the flu you might have suffered from this winter, this particular strand - the H5N8 avian virus - causing disease in birds in South Africa has not been documented to spread to humans. There have been cases of bird flu being transmitted to humans but experts are quick to assure South Africans

  • European rights court backs UK on allowing sick baby to die

    June 27, 2017 8:31 PM 22

    STRASBOURG: The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday said it concurred with a British decision to withdraw life support for a baby with a rare genetic disease. Two weeks earlier, the Strasbourg-based ECHR issued an interim ruling that doctors should keep providing treatment for 10-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition

  • Regular fish intake may ease BP symptoms

    June 27, 2017 11:03 AM 21

    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis might want to increase their fish intake; a new study suggests that regular fish consumption may help to alleviate symptoms of the condition. Researchers found that eating fish at least twice weekly led to a reduction in disease activity among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), compared with eating fish less than once per month

  • EID HOLIDAYS: Allied hospitals’ OPDs, main OTs to remain closed

    June 25, 2017 10:25 PM 24

    The outpatient departments and main operation theatres at the three allied hospitals in town including Holy Family Hospital, Benazir Bhutto Hospital and District Headquarters Hospital would remain closed from Monday (today) to Wednesday in connection with Eid holidays announced from June 25 to 28. Accident and emergency departments of the allied hospitals

  • Hospitals to remain alert on Eid getaway

    June 25, 2017 9:30 PM 9

    LAHORE: All hospitals of the provincial capital will remain alert on Eid days.Full preparedness to tackle any possible emergency has been assured while all emergency units have been advised to stock important medicines as well. The administration of the city's government hospitals has cancelled holidays of doctors, nurses, technical staff, sanitary staff

  • 70% doctors, medical staff off-duty at SBMCH

    June 25, 2017 2:01 AM 13

    Hospital sources said only 26 non-Muslim doctors out of their 161 doctors along with 21 intern doctors will be attending the patients during the Eid-ul-Fitre holidays. Moreover, only 278 out of 728 staff nurses will be on duty to take care of about 1,300 patients currently admitted at the hospital. Many of the doctors and nurses have already left their