Sindh Govt failure in Thar, 127 dead in less than a month

The toll of children’s deaths widely being attributed to a food shortage or lack of proper health facilities in Tharparkar rose to 127 since Jan 1 with six more fatalities reported from different areas on Thursday.

Sources at various hospitals and other healthcare facilities say that most of the deaths were reported by parents or . . . → Read More: Sindh Govt failure in Thar, 127 dead in less than a month

Highest Stillbirths rate; Pakistan tops the list

Pakistan had the highest rate of stillbirths in 2015 making it the worst performer out of 186 countries, a quintet of studies published by The Lancet on Tuesday reveals.

The medical journal says Pakistan has 43.1 stillbirths per 1,000 total births ? a rate higher than that in Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Djibouti, Central . . . → Read More: Highest Stillbirths rate; Pakistan tops the list

Swine flu in Punjab; 52 cases confirmed

Swine flu is sweeping through Punjab as one more person fell prey to the disease on Sunday, taking the death toll to 13 in the province.

At least 54 cases have been confirmed throughout the province by the illness until now, while 100 cases have been reported to different medical centres.

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Analyzing Epilepsy

(By Dr Asif Changazi) The earliest cases of epilepsy originate with in Babylonians about 5th Century BC. They supposed it to be initiated by the presence of demons and the altered types of seizures depended on the nature of demon that infected the individual.

“Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth; in . . . → Read More: Analyzing Epilepsy

Guinea becomes Ebola free after thousands of deaths

Liberia remains only country still battling the disease after Sierre Leone was declared free of virus in November.

Guinea has been declared Ebola free after more than 2,500 people died from the virus in the West African nation, leaving Liberia the only country still counting down for an end to the ruinous epidemic.

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The philosopher’s stone: Drug developed that can potentially extend human life

The world’s first anti-ageing drug which may stop people growing old quickly and help them live in good health well beyond their 110s and 120s will be tested on humans in 2016, scientists say.

The Food and Drug Administration in the US has given the go ahead for . . . → Read More: The philosopher’s stone: Drug developed that can potentially extend human life

Over six million lung disease patients in Pakistan

As the world observes World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day, more than 2,410 million people worldwide are suffering from COPD with Pakistan sharing the burden of 6.9 million people.

Briefing the media at a local hotel yesterday, leading pulmonologists stressed the need for realising deadly effects of COPD as it . . . → Read More: Over six million lung disease patients in Pakistan

A day to highlight the importance of sanitation and hygiene

(By Sehrish Wasif) Pakistan cannot eradicate polio and improve women reproductive health without first improving sanitation and hygiene conditions.

Health experts while talking to The Express Tribune in connection with World Toilet Day— observed every year on November 19—expressed grave concern over poor sanitation and hygiene conditions in Pakistan which ultimately adversely impact women and . . . → Read More: A day to highlight the importance of sanitation and hygiene

Pakistan’s resolve to eliminate polio

An anti-polio drive in various districts of Karachi, Multan and Quetta is underway to inoculate polio drops to children below age of five.

According to details, the anti-polio campaign has entered into second day in Karachi during which the polio workers are ardently participating in immunizing vaccination to at least 10,25,343 children in three districts . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s resolve to eliminate polio

40,000 Pakistani women lose life to Breast Cancer annually: Experts

Experts at a seminar held on Tuesday to create awareness about the dangers of breast cancer warned that the number of deaths caused by the deadly disease was on the rise in Pakistan, with 83,000 such cases reported and around 40,000 women dying of it every year.

They said breast cancer was the most commonly . . . → Read More: 40,000 Pakistani women lose life to Breast Cancer annually: Experts