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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Tea is one of the most consumed drinks in the world, comes second after water and green tea is an option in the list of teas that not only has a delicious taste but also beneficial to the health as well. Research suggests that green tea may not be the only solution for the weight loss but many people still find it as a useful one and a healthy addition to life.

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ایک محتاط اندازے کے مطابق دنیا بھر میں تقریباً ہر ایک لاکھ میں سے ایک شخص achalasia کے مرض میں مبتلا ہے. اس بیماری میں خوراک کی نالی کی حرکت خراب ہو جاتی ہے اور مریض کھانا یا پانی پینا نگلنے کی کوشش کرتا ہے تو خوراک کی نالی کے نیچے حصے کے relax نہ ہونے کی وجہ سے کھانا معدہ تک نہیں پہنچ پاتا اور خوراک کی نالی میں جمع ہونا شروع ہو جاتا ہے جو بلا آخر متلی کی صورت میں باہر آ جاتا ہے.

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The kidney stone is made up of minerals that form inside your kidneys. They can be as small as sugar crystal or as large as golf balls. These stones may stay in your kidneys or are passed out in urine. If a stone is too large, it gets stuck in the urinary tract to cause intense pain and may lead to blockage resulting in kidney damage if not removed.

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Warts are small lumps or rough growths on your skin and are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are most commonly found in your feet and hands but you can get them anywhere. The HP virus is contagious and is often transmitted in the areas of public use, such as gyms and swimming pool etc.  They are more commonly found in children than adults.

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Diabetes is one of most common chronic diseases of the developed world. It is so common, that we have World Diabetes Day on November 14th each year, that was introduced by WHO and November is considered a Diabetes Month in the USA. 

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Rabies is a life-threatening disease caused by the bite of infected animals most commonly stray dogs. Though wild animals and some other canines can harbor the causative organism. In Pakistan, now youngster and others are keeping the pet dogs. 

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Once again dense smog has engulfed the city of Lahore over the last few days raising fears of not just visibility but additionally the ones bearing on health too. Thick pollutant layer of smog has covered the sky of the city and the sun is blocked yet again.

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Fatigue is a feeling of lack of energy and motivation which can be either physical, mental or both and is usually triggered by overwork or stress but could be an early symptom of underlying diseases and should not be neglected.  

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Flu Vaccination

November 01, 2017 | Dr. Uzair Ghani

In every family, we have parents and grandparents above 60s and 70s and small children. In the extreme of age like young children and elderly, the immune system which provides natural protection from diseases and helps us remain healthy is less efficient. The ideal approach to protect our health is prevention from diseases.

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Cholesterol is a thick fatty substance that is produced by the liver and is also found in various foods. The main types of cholesterol are LDL (low -density lipoprotein): also called as bad cholesterol. High level of LDL cholesterol can clog your arteries and can cause heart attack and stroke. 

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Typhoid Vaccine

October 27, 2017 | Dr. Uzair Ghani

Typhoid fever is a quite common clinical condition in Pakistan due to poor hygiene and sanitation conditions. The food handling is not good and generally, the public is unsure about the food quality. Once you are infected with this microorganism, you may acquire a specific clinical symptom.

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Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility. It is called a ‘silent disease’ because it progresses without symptoms or pain until a fracture occurs, usually in the hip, spine, wrist or shoulder. It can lead to pain, disability and, in some cases, even death.

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Acne is a skin disease that results in pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and nodules. It commonly occurs during puberty but can occur at any age. Common sites for acne are face, back, chest and shoulders.  Causes of Acne Fluctuating Hormone level is one of the main cause of acne.

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Anti-Aging Tips

October 23, 2017 | Rabia Waqas

Skin is the largest organ of your body and its health is essential for a healthy and younger appearance. Here are some of the best diet tips to help you appear younger.

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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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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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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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