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AMR poses a risk to Pakistan’s health system and economy: experts
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AMR poses a risk to Pakistan’s health system and economy: experts

KARACHI_ Up to 95 per cent of the population of Pakistan could be carrying bacteria that makes them resistant to life-saving antibiotics, said speakers at the inaugural session of the annual National Health Sciences Research Symposium (NHSRS) of the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi. The theme of the 22nd three-day symposium is ‘Antimicrobial resistance:…

‘AAP Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition’ meeting
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‘AAP Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition’ meeting

THARPARKAR- Accelerated Action Plan for Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition (AAP) organised a meeting in Tharparkar, Sindh, which was attended by District Coordination Committee for Nutrition (DCCN) and representatives from different government and non-governmental organisations. UNICEF Nutrition Officer Dr Mazhar Iqbal, presenting global, national, and Tahrparkar-specific malnutrition statistics, spoke about the measures and steps that…

MoU signed for an infection-free Pakistan
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MoU signed for an infection-free Pakistan

An MoU signing ceremony was, recently, held between Infection Prevention And Control Foundation and Health & Hygiene Ltd. at a local hotel. Dr Umar Farooq, Vice Chairman IPAC; Associate Professor Hershey Medical Centre PennState University, and Mr Amir Younis, Executive Director H&H Ltd, signed the document. Prof Dr Mateen Izhar, Chairman Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore,…

One-third of health problems related to stress and anxiety
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One-third of health problems related to stress and anxiety

KARACHI: “One-third of the problems presented by the patients to the doctors are directly or indirectly related to stress and anxiety,” said Family Medicine experts at an awareness session at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). The event was organized by the JSMU’s Institute of Family Medicine and Continued Medical Education Department to underscore the…

Experts shed light on Pakistan’s unusual suicide problem
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Experts shed light on Pakistan’s unusual suicide problem

KARACHI: According to speakers at a panel session Wellness in the Workplace at the Aga Khan University, married women and single men under the age of 30 in Pakistan are among the groups most likely to commit suicide. The event was part of a week of sessions and themed activities aimed at spreading awareness concerning…

DUHS clarifies stance on inappropriate stall
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DUHS clarifies stance on inappropriate stall

KARACHI: Principal, Dow Medical College, Prof Amjad Siraj Memon, clarified that the administration of the Dow University of Health Sciences had permitted an institution to organize a seminar to celebrate the World Contraception Day at Dow Medical College a few days ago, but the said institution violated the permission. He added that the college had…

JPMC and Indus Hospital commemorate World Rabies Day
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JPMC and Indus Hospital commemorate World Rabies Day

KARACHI: World Rabies Day is a global campaign to help prevent the spread of the world’s most fatal disease and this day received a boost in Karachi on September 28, 2019, when supporters pledged to take action in their neighborhoods. World Rabies Day is being facilitated by the international charity, Global Alliance for Rabies Control,…

Minister Maqbool inaugurates Health & Pharma Expo
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Minister Maqbool inaugurates Health & Pharma Expo

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information Technology, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi, inaugurated of the three-day Health & Pharma Asia International Exhibition & Conference 2019 at the Karachi Expo Centre. The Turkish Consul General in Karachi, Tolga Uçak, and the Consul General of Iran in Karachi, Ahmad Mohammad, were the chief guests for the occasion. On the first…

Be wary of your memories, they are ever-changing: experts
Events, Opinions

Be wary of your memories, they are ever-changing: experts

You may think that you remember important moments of your life accurately, but the truth is you can’t completely trust your memory, said speakers at the two-day Essentials of Neuroscience course at Aga Khan University. Neuroscience researchers noted that most people believe their memories are like permanent recordings whereas our recollections are often ‘revised’ in…

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