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

    June 27, 2017 8:31 PM 26

    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 24

    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 29

    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 13

    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 16

    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

  • Special arrangements in hospitals during Eid holidays

    June 25, 2017 2:01 AM 11

    LARKANA: - The Sindh Health department has issued special directives to the heads of hospitals to make special arrangements for dealing with any eventuality during the Eid-ul-Fitr days. The medical superintendents and administrators have been asked to assign special duties to doctors besides other staff during the Eid days for the patients' management

  • Coconut oil's health benefits are a myth — here's what you should buy instead

    June 21, 2017 8:15 PM 13

    Most of us are familiar with a handful of "health" foods that we've either heard about on the news or seen friends eat — almond milk, agave nectar, granola. One such trendy food item is coconut oil, which is high in saturated fat, a type of fat that most nutritionists agree is unhealthy. Essentially, its ratio of "bad" to "good" fats is the opposite

  • Reducing saturated fat just as effective as Statins for heart health

    June 16, 2017 6:12 PM 20

    A new review from the American Heart Association reiterates the importance of replacing saturated fats with unsaturated ones to reduce cholesterol and heart disease risk. Saturated fats are known to raise cholesterol levels and increase cardiovascular risk. Meat, full-fat and reduced fat dairy products, and fried foods, as well as bakery products, all have a high content

  • Indus Hospital’s Mobile Blood Donation Unit inaugurated

    June 14, 2017 11:50 PM 46

    The Blood Centre of Indus Hospital Wednesday launched its first Mobile Blood Donation Unit to ensure timely and safe delivery of blood for needy patients at nine different hospitals in Karachi. The event coincided with World Blood Donor Day 2017 with the theme “Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often,” and attended by hematologists and officials associated

  • Donating blood makes us feel like the richest people in the world

    June 13, 2017 6:31 PM 39

    On World Blood Donor Day, today, we talk to a few regular voluntary blood donors across the State, who have made a habit of saving lives I did my graduation at Punjab and during my internships, I used to attend to a lot of trauma patients who did not have any immediate relatives. My blood type is O+ and I have donated blood more than five times to the patients