Call for awareness on cervical cancer

KARACHI: Awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer is imperative to reduce the risk of fatality of cancer in Pakistan. The screening of papillomavirus is the secondary prophylaxis against cervical cancer. Director of University Clinic, Tuebingen (UKT), Germany, Dr Thomas Iftner expressed these views on Friday while delivering a lecture in the scientific sessions… Continue reading Call for awareness on cervical cancer

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This revolutionary drug could fix spinal cord injuries

Woman on Black Folding Wheelchair. — Pexel Scientists have developed an injection that is being called “revolutionary”.  According to a new study, the drug TTK21 has the potential to repair spinal cord injuries.  It was tested on paralysed mice who ended up regrowing nerves within three months of being injected with  it. Lead author Dr… Continue reading This revolutionary drug could fix spinal cord injuries

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ADB approves $100m to improve secondary healthcare in KP

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa now has a better secondary healthcare system thanks to a $100 million results-based loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). According to a press release obtained by ADB on Thursday, the program will help improve the delivery of health services at secondary hospitals by modernizing the facility’s hardware and software, ensuring that clinical… Continue reading ADB approves $100m to improve secondary healthcare in KP

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No significant improvement in diet in 30 years: study

burger sandwich with fries and sauces. — Unsplash Researchers from Tufts University found that diets today are not much different or healthier than they were three decades ago across the planet. The team ranked different dietary items on a scale of 0 to 100 where 0 meant the least nutritional value or junk food and… Continue reading No significant improvement in diet in 30 years: study

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Crackdown on illegal nursing schools likely

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Nursing Council has decided to close all illegal nursing schools and colleges across the country. It has also decided to sort out the pending cases of registration and licence renewal of nurses on an urgent basis. Briefing the media, Pakistan Nursing Council President Dr Shazia Sobia Soomro said that online registration of… Continue reading Crackdown on illegal nursing schools likely

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Ayub Teaching Hospital gets digital X-ray machine

ABBOTTABAD: A modern digital X-ray machine worth Rs5 million was installed in the emergency department of Ayub Teaching Hospital (ATH) Abbottabad on Thursday. This facility will be useful not only for the people of the Hazara division but also for patients coming from Gilgit and Azad Kashmir. Three Computed Radiography (CR) systems were purchased for… Continue reading Ayub Teaching Hospital gets digital X-ray machine

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Healthcare quarterly report, issued by Bureau of Health Information

The Healthcare Quarterly report from THE Bureau of Health Information (BHI). Details the performance of public health services in NSW from April to June 2022. Patients waited longer for ambulance responses than ever before. The most recent Healthcare Quarterly… Continue Reading News Source: https://www.bolnews.com/health/2022/09/healthcare-quarterly-report-issued-by-bureau-of-health-information/

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Non-communicable diseases cause 74% of global deaths: WHO

Headquarters of the World Health Organisation in Geneva. — AFP/File GENEVA: Non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for 74 percent of deaths globally and cracking down on risk factors could save millions of lives, the WHO said Wednesday. A report from the UN health agency shows that so-called NCDs, which are… Continue reading Non-communicable diseases cause 74% of global deaths: WHO

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People who stay up late likely to develop diabetes and heart diseases

Person using phone at night. — Pixabay A recent research study has shown that staying up late can be detrimental to the health of the heart showing that “night owls” are likelier to develop type 2 diabetes or heart disease. Experts at Rutgers University discovered that night owls were less sensitive to insulin which is… Continue reading People who stay up late likely to develop diabetes and heart diseases

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