Health care to benefit from Google technology

Google announced on Tuesday a partnership with the European drug maker Novartis to develop a smart contact lens with the potential to monitor the wearer’s blood sugar levels.

The agreement is among recent moves into the health care sector by technology giants including Apple and Samsung as they . . . → Read More: Health care to benefit from Google technology

Poor medical facilities in Pakistan

Over the last few weeks, Pakistani doctors have staged several strikes and taken to the streets to protest. The most recent strike ended on Monday morning after a 20-day work stoppage.

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Say No To Medical Tests!!!

New research shows how some common tests and procedures aren’t just expensive, but can do more harm than good.

Dr. Stephen Smith, Professor emeritus of family medicine at Brown University School of Medicine, tells his physician not to order a PSA blood test for prostate cancer or an annual electrocardiogram to screen for heart irregularities, . . . → Read More: Say No To Medical Tests!!!

Punjab government announces Rs 5.2 billion for doctors

The Punjab government on Monday approved an Rs 5.2 billion package for doctors, paramedics and staff nurses by increasing their salaries but the Young Doctors Association (YDA) rejected the move. After announcement of the pay package by the Punjab government, the doctors’ community was divided into two groups with the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) welcoming . . . → Read More: Punjab government announces Rs 5.2 billion for doctors

FULTON’S FULMINATIONS

George Fulton, aka George the foreigner, who became a Pakistani (thanks to a dictator’s Prime Minister) has been true to form. After nine years, he has written two columns (Express Tribune March 2 and 3) to say Khuda-Hafiz in our words, and Good-bye in his, to Pakistan. In these columns, he has castigated Pakistan’s military . . . → Read More: FULTON’S FULMINATIONS

Federal govt refuses to provide

The federal Health Ministry has refused to give details of funds, liabilities, employees, institutes and projects to the Sindh Health department when the latter approached them in this regard, well-placed sources in Sindh Government told PPI.

After abolishing the concurrent list, the Implementation Commission of the 18th amendment is working on devolving subjects of concurrent . . . → Read More: Federal govt refuses to provide

Debunking common myths about the US health-care reform

House Republicans plan to press forward Wednesday with their effort to repeal the health-care law enacted last year. They have the votes, so the bill’s passage is not in doubt. But the Democrats who control the Senate have no interest in following suit, and President Obama has pledged a veto. So this is mostly a . . . → Read More: Debunking common myths about the US health-care reform