It’s becoming common knowledge that,across the world,the state of our health has reached the lowest point in human history. For those of us who’re bent upon making the changes required to honour our status as the most intelligent creatures on the planet,it’s both exciting and intimidating when a new idea is unearthed; . . . →Read More:The deadly seat
The government must make efforts to establish a special institute for autistic children,appoint professionals who can diagnose the disorder correctly and launch extensive awareness campaigns about it across the country.
These demands were made by parents of autism sufferers at an awareness programme titled ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder:The Role of Parents of a Special . . . →Read More:Govt support needed for autistic children
It’s time to chose quality over convenience.
The not so recent rage over fast food hit Pakistan more than a decade ago when finally McDonalds decided to open in Lahore in 1998. What a milestone for Pakistan that was,when hopeful businessmen competed in a rat race to own the franchise. McDonalds has more than . . . →Read More:Fast Food:making you fat even faster
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has said that plans are afoot to improve healthcare facilities in Lyari,as at present only four maternity homes have been operational for a population of about 7.9 million of the southern town of the city with only two such maternity centres functioning on round-the-clock basis.
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The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has become the first and the only hospital in Pakistan to offer a comprehensive diagnostic testing service for inherited errors of metabolism (IEM) in newborns.
Inborn errors of metabolism are a broad group of rare genetic disorders in which the body cannot properly turn food into energy. Though the . . . →Read More:AKUH offers detection of genetic disorders in newborns
Doctors have apparently cured a baby infected with H.I.V.,the virus that causes AIDS,with an aggressive treatment of drugs starting a day after the baby was born. If confirmed by further analysis,this would be the first time a person has been cured with simple drug treatments,making a lifetime of antiviral therapy unnecessary.
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Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University today described the first documented case of a child being cured of HIV. The landmark findings were announced at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta,GA.
Dr. Persaud,an amfAR grantee,detailed the case of a two-year-old child in Mississippi diagnosed with HIV at . . . →Read More:First ever cured case of HIV
Bombarded with adverts promising a longer,healthier life,BBC News Los Angeles correspondent Peter Bowes goes in search of eternal youth.
Could walking while we work significantly improve our chances of living to a ripe old age? I hope so. As I write,I am walking at 1mph on a treadmill desk.
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The polio virus has been found in the sewers of Cairo,and it appears to have come from Pakistan,the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Egypt has not had a case of polio since 2004. A vaccination drive is being planned for Feb. 25,and health workers are canvassing the neighborhoods where the sewage samples were taken,looking for . . . →Read More:Polio virus from Pakistan found in Egypt
Pakistani health officials Monday called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.
Two sewage samples from Cairo were analysed and found to resemble a recently discovered strain in Sukkur,a joint statement by health officials,the World . . . →Read More:Egypt polio outbreak traced to Pakistan