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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