A serious issue faced by the local health sector is a dearth of female doctors

A serious issue faced by the local health sector is a dearth of female doctors

LAHORE: A serious issue faced by the health sector is a dearth of female doctors. Speakers said this at the first national conference on public health by the Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS). They said the main reason for the shortage of female doctors was the...

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Patients face hardship as DRAP hikes drug prices

Patients face hardship as DRAP hikes drug prices

LAHORE: The prices of medicines have gone drastically up, causing severe hardships to patients at different hospitals, media sources reported. The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in January had notified the increase of up to 15% in the price of medicines across the country with the approval of the...

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Second case of elimination of HIV

Second case of elimination of HIV

After the transplant of stem cells, and a very aggressive therapy, no traces of the virus have been detected in the patient’s body. A patient’s HIV in the United Kingdom can no longer be detected after having a stem cell transplant. This milestone in medicine has been achieved only once...

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Shattered, depressed and despair? Time to defuse mental illness!

Shattered, depressed and despair? Time to defuse mental illness!

KARACHI: Chaos, mayhem, havoc – when a time bomb explodes, it sends shock-waves through the air, leaving destruction and despair in their wake. A blinding flash of light. Flying concrete. Shattered glass. Devastation. The past year kindled conversations on mental health literacy – or the lack of it. From the corridors...

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Discover the healing benefits of tea

Discover the healing benefits of tea

Initially tea was used only as a medicine. It took the Chinese about three centuries to make tea their national drink. Tea improves mental clarity and focus which bolsters our creative juices, a new study claims. Researchers put the benefits down to the nation’s favourite hot beverage containing both caffeine and theanine,...

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Would you like your doctor to see you online?

Would you like your doctor to see you online?

Would you like your doctor to see you online? More and more patients see this idea as a viable option to consult a specialist when they have a medical condition. And doctors have also discovered the usefulness of remote care, before a population that increases and ages at the same...

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Hospitals put on high alert across Punjab in the wake of Indo-Pak escalating tensions

Hospitals put on high alert across Punjab in the wake of Indo-Pak escalating tensions

LAHORE: Keeping in view the rising tension between Pakistan and India, the Punjab government on Wednesday declared state of emergency in all hospital across the province. The provincial government has cancelled the leaves of officials in health sector till next order and staff on holiday have also been directed to...

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Are “detox” diets really good for your health?

Are “detox” diets really good for your health?

Detox diets promise a healthier life. If you have neglected your eating habits in recent times, the idea of ​​a detox or detox may be attractive to you: it would help you eliminate the excesses that you made at Christmas and New Year and start from scratch. There are many...

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Adib Rizvi becomes the first Pakistani surgeon to receive the honorary membership of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)

Adib Rizvi becomes the first Pakistani surgeon to receive the honorary membership of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)

KARACHI: Director SIUT, Prof Adib Rizvi, became the first Pakistani surgeon to receive the prestigious honorary membership of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) at a ceremony held here on Tuesday, according to Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). The visiting Secretary designate of the BAUS Dr Asif...

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Toxic liquor claims lives of nearly 135 Indian workers

Toxic liquor claims lives of nearly 135 Indian workers

At least 35 more workers have died in northeastern India after drinking toxic liquor, police said on Sunday, taking the death toll from the latest mass alcohol poisoning beyond 130. The deaths in Assam state came less than two weeks after tainted liquor killed about 100 people in the northern...

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