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  • More than two-thirds of cancer mutations due to random DNA copying errors, study says

    March 23, 2017 6:03 PM 13

    More than two-thirds of cancer-causing mutations are the result of random mistakes in DNA replication that occur when normal cells divide, according to a paper published Thursday. The study is sure to renew a vigorous debate over how much individuals can do to prevent cancer and how much is unavoidable. The researchers, mathematician Cristian Tomasetti

  • Moot concludes with focus on human organ transplant

    March 23, 2017 12:11 AM 10

    The two-day “International Kidney Transplant Congress” concluded at Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, on Wednesday. The congress was held by the Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, in collaboration with Transplantation Society of Pakistan, Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons, Pakistan Society

  • Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

    March 22, 2017 6:28 PM 12

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life. Ten-month-old Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with a not-fully-developed conjoined twin. Doctors performed surgery on March 8 to remove two legs and a second spine that protruded from her back. More than 50 doctors

  • Some of the ‘healthiest’ looking breads contain more salt than a packet of chips

    March 21, 2017 2:23 AM 10

    Bread that looks healthier isn’t always so. Some rye breads contain more salt per serving than a packet of chips. IT’S no news flash that most Aussies eat more salt than recommended, but a new study has revealed the hidden levels of salt within our daily bread. Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health analysed 1439 bread products from 2010-2017 and found

  • Haqqani blamed for Dr Aafia’s trial

    March 20, 2017 2:04 AM 9

    LAHORE: Dr Fouzia Siddiqui has accused former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani of getting her sister Dr Aafia Siddiqui implicated in a false case. “Haqqani should tell the truth that Aafia Siddiqui is innocent and just to please Americans, he had her implicated in a false case,” Dr Fauzia told a press conference here on Sunday. She said Haqqani

  • Census to help in just distribution of national resources: Governor

    March 20, 2017 1:52 AM 15

    Rafique Rajwana said it is encouraging that people have awareness about importance of census. Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafique Rajwana says census is very important for the country as it helps in just distribution of national resources and planning of development projects. Talking to Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa in Lahore, he said the last census

  • Spring flower contest starts in Bahawalpur

    March 20, 2017 1:52 AM 10

    BAHAWALPUR: The Annual Garden and Spring Flower Competition 2017 was held at Polo Ground, Noor Mahal Bahawalpur. Commander 31 Corps Lieutenant General Sher Afgan was the Chief Guest on the occasion who praised the participants and organizers for arranging such a wonderful event. He visited the floral displays and appreciated the beautifully designed

  • ‘Kidney transplant to start at BVH’

    March 18, 2017 11:38 PM 10

    Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Kh Salman Rafiq has said that kidney transplantation facility would be started soon at Kidney Centre in Bahawalpur to provide medical treatment facilities to kidney patients. He stated this while visiting Kidney Centre in Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH), Bahawalpur, according to a handout

  • Foreign qualified: Around 2,500 appear for NEB STEP-I exams

    March 17, 2017 6:16 AM 11

    ISLAMABAD: As many as 2,478 candidates appeared for the National Examination Board exam for Step-I. The examination is for Pakistani nationals who have foreign basic medical qualifications. This was stated by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Thursday who had held the examination in collaboration with the National University of Medical Sciences

  • Indus Hospital opens 74-bed maternal care campus

    March 15, 2017 11:20 PM 9

    KARACHI: To cater more women in dire need of maternal health services, The Indus Hospital Sheikh Saeed Memorial Campus has been expanded to 74 beds from previous 54 beds and it has also been equipped with a state of the art N I C U which has the capacity of handling 12 neonates at one time. After expansion and modernization of this campus, which is in same vicinity