Brain disorders including mental, neurological and substance-use conditions amount to 13 per cent of the global burden of disease, surpassing both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Many of these disorders are preventable and treatable if we act without delay.
Shifa’s consultant and head of neurology department Dr. Maimoona Siddiqui stated this while . . . → Read More: Brain disorders amount to 13% of global disease burden
(By Jon Boone in Islamabad) For years the red pins stuck into the large map of Pakistan on the wall of one of the UN’s most experienced polio-busters have shown the disease in steady retreat. Where once they could be found all over, the pins – each one representing a child killed or crippled by the disease – . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle
Four more polio cases were confirmed the same day that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s health directorate announced it will initiate another polio-eradication campaign on the format of ‘Sehat ka Insaf’ programme for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from July 1.
The polio virology lab at National Institute of Health . . . → Read More: 4 more cases of Polio
Taking advantage of the displacement of children in large numbers from North Waziristan due to the launch of a military operation there, health authorities have been able to vaccinate more than 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio, officials say.
“We take it as a huge opportunity to target all the children of North Waziristan Agency . . . → Read More: Pakistan vaccinates over 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio
QUETTA: The discovery of a polio virus strain linked to Sukkur in the Balochistan capital has sent shockwaves through polio eradication officials, a Unicef official said on Monday.
The Balochistan government has called an emergency meeting and announced it would launch a special campaign in areas bordering the Sindh province. “Wild Polio virus type . . . → Read More: Fight against polio: Sukkur strain found in Quetta
President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday reiterated the government’s unflinching determination to eradicate polio from all parts of the country and protect children from the crippling disease.
The president said the government had declared polio eradication a health emergency.During a meeting with Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President Islamic Development Bank (IDB), at the . . . → Read More: Mamnoon reiterates government’s resolve to fight polio
Evan Rose’s cancer should have killed him.
The surgeries to remove tumors that grew in his throat because of his sarcoma left him without a larynx. He now breathes through a hole in his neck, a stoma, and when he speaks he sounds as if he has a . . . → Read More: Personalized drug to fight cancer
Is the Food and Drug Administration waging a war on artisanal cheese?
The answer depends on your perspective. But this much is certain: An FDA official’s remarks to New York regulators about using wooden boards to age cheese has caused an uproar in the domestic industry and raised questions about the status of imported cheeses . . . → Read More: The art of traditional cheese making in danger