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A pint of donated blood can save three lives
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A pint of donated blood can save three lives

KARACHI- Renowned Haematologist – Dr Saqib Hussain Ansari, recently stated that; One pint of blood can save three lives and every healthy person can donate blood after every three months, which will also have a positive impact on the donor’s body. He shared these views during a meeting with representatives of blood banks, who visited…

Guidelines for doctors for treatment of epilepsy patients in Pakistan
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Guidelines for doctors for treatment of epilepsy patients in Pakistan

KARACHI –  Pakistan Society of Neurology for the first time in the history of Pakistan has prepared the guidelines for the treatment of epileptic patients, which include separate guidelines for the treatment of patients of different age groups as well as women, who are suffering from epilepsy and require separate set of treatment and rehabilitation…

Ectopic Fetus Removed From Woman After 36 Years
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Ectopic Fetus Removed From Woman After 36 Years

When fertilized eggs implant anywhere other than the uterus, it is considered an ectopic pregnancy. They affect about 1 out of every 50 pregnancies and can potentially be life-threatening. Most fetuses that stem from ectopic pregnancies are not viable, though very rare exceptions exist. Last week, The Times of India reported that a 60-year-old woman…

12-Year-Old Receives First 3D Printed Vertebra Implant
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12-Year-Old Receives First 3D Printed Vertebra Implant

After a soccer injury revealed a malignant tumor on the spinal cord of a 12-year-old boy from China, he required extensive surgery at Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH). Doctors needed to remove second vertebra to prevent the cancer from spreading, and the bone required an implant afterward. The device used was created with a 3D…

Alzheimer’s Patients To Be Given Young Blood In Clinical Trial
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Alzheimer’s Patients To Be Given Young Blood In Clinical Trial

This October, a clinical trial is set to begin in which patients with Alzheimer’s disease will be given blood from younger people in the hope that it will improve their cognition. While this may sound a little odd, there is method behind the madness. Several previous studies in mice have demonstrated the rejuvenating capabilities of…

3 Ways to Build a Better Hearing Brain
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3 Ways to Build a Better Hearing Brain

How can we help children’s attention, motivation, and learning abilities without conventional medication? We should start by looking at the brain. It consists of more than 100 billion neurons which drive the way we think, learn, and feel. The neurons connect with each other, facilitated by neurotransmitters, when new information is learned. Neuroplasticity is the…

Video Games Could Be Part Of Mental Health Treatment
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Video Games Could Be Part Of Mental Health Treatment

Would you believe that video games could actually help people who suffer from mental health issues? Some new games are specifically targeted to do just that, and they have some psychologists calling it a revolution in treatment. When Cheri Plevek heard that playing games could help her fight her lifelong battle against depression and anxiety,…

Surprising Source of Stem Cells Found In Teeth
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Surprising Source of Stem Cells Found In Teeth

Stem cells are responsible for our bodies developing into all of the different tissues we have today. Typically, they move in one direction – towards differentiation. However, recent research has uncovered that not only can differentiated cells revert back to stem cells in order to perform repairs, but they are found in an unlikely place:…

Smoking While Pregnant Could Alter Baby’s DNA
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Smoking While Pregnant Could Alter Baby’s DNA

Women who smoke while they’re pregnant may actually be impairing the DNA of their future babies. A new study comparing nearly 900 infants identified 10 genes with newly established links to maternal smoking.  A plethora of problems could result from smoking during pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: premature birth, low…

Asthma drug may suppress child growth
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Asthma drug may suppress child growth

Inhalers containing corticosteroid drugs prescribed as a first line of treatment in adults and children with chronic asthma may suppress growth in children, according to recent scientific studies. The researchers who conducted the review and published it in The Cochrane Library journal found that children’s growth slowed in the first year of treatment, although the…

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