PINKtober - The Month of Breast Cancer Awareness

October 12, 2017 |

October is Breast Cancer awareness month – also known as PINKtober. Several cultural taboos are hindering breast cancer awareness in Pakistan. Women often do not like open discussion about their breast issues. Breast cancer awareness is the major task, and providing privacy for this discussion is yet another challenge.

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Risks of Anti-Inflammatory Drug Usage

October 13, 2017 |

Risks of Anti-Inflammatory Drug usage (NSAIDs commonly known ​as pain killers) in long term and even short term are very high regarding their association with kidney injury, increase in blood pressure, Heart failure exacerbation (in patients with history of Heart disease) and peptic ulcer disease. In USA & Pakistan they are used heavily and self-prescribed for pain and commonly known as magic drug (Dard ki dawa) for every pain.

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Chickenpox : Varicella-Zoster Virus

October 12, 2017 |

The chickenpox vaccine is a shot that can protect nearly anyone who receives the vaccine from catching chickenpox. It's also called the varicella vaccine, because chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The vaccine is made from a live but weakened, or attenuated, virus. Why get vaccinated? Chickenpox is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.

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SICKLE CELL ANEMIA - World Sickle Cell Day

June 20, 2018 |

More than 50% of Pakistani children are suffering from anemia, and there are more than 2 dozen well-established causes of that. Sickle cell anemia is also one of the established causes although the estimated prevalence in Pakistani population is roughly 4%.  Sickle cell Anemia is caused due to a small genetic defect inherited from parents leading to a change in the shape of Red Blood Cells (RBCs) from ovoid to sickle.

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After Gaming Disorder, Will there be recognition of Smart Phone Disorder as well?

July 02, 2018 |

World health organization (WHO) has recently recognized that people who are addicted to video games are in fact suffering from a specific disorder named “Gaming Disorder” and included it in 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

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7 Causes of Overpopulation in Pakistan

July 11, 2018 |

A very high birth rate has led to a growth rate of 2.1 % in Pakistani population. As we know that per capita income derives by dividing national income on total population. Low per capita income shows the population explosion. Per capita income in Pakistan is about $ 1254. Another symbol of overpopulation is unemployment and it becomes difficult to adjust the huge population in economic activities.

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Autism - What Parents Need to Know

July 13, 2018 |

Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder which affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with other people. Autism affects about 1 in 68 children and is more prevalent in boys than girls.

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Hepatitis C: A Serious Threat to the People of Pakistan?

July 27, 2018 |

Being the 2nd prevalent country suffering from Hepatitis C related liver disease has a very low awareness among the general public regarding the magnitude of this issue. Therefore people are still least bothered as far as “safe health practices” are concerned. A lot of people are still at risk of unsafe injections and unsterilized equipment being used at registered centers as well as unregistered centers being run by quacks.

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4 Causes & Risk Factors of Melasma (Dark Patches)

August 17, 2018 |

Melasma is a skin problem, characterize by dark, discolored patches predominantly on the face. This condition is more common in women than men, especially in pregnant women, hence also called as “mask of pregnancy. 

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