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How to increase the chances of remaining virus free Pakistani patients with HCV?

Hepatitis C is a health care problem all over the world, with 130 million patients infected the world over. The treatment is expensive and has variable results according to the genotype of the infecting virus. The first land mark in treatment is the virus clearance at the end of the treatment call...

Awareness About Condoms Among Pakistani Punjabis is Very Low

Only four percent of people in Pakistan's Punjab province know about the use of condoms in the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Sydrome (AIDS). The survey conducted by Behaviour Change Communication Services also found that people in the prov...

Every Fourth Pakistani Above 15 is Overweight or Obese: Study

One in four Pakistani adults aged 15 years and above is overweight or obese, says a study on obesity and its link with hypertension and diabetes//. The study has a bearing on South Asia's health trends because of the similarities among the people's food habits and lifestyle in the Indian subc...

‘Family Honour’ Hinder Pakistani Girls In Getting Educatin

Many girls in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, cannot go to school because their parents fear that sending them outside their neighborhoods// would go against their 'family honour', states a World Bank report. "The net primary enrolment rate for girls in Pakistan is only about 42 to 45 per...

Chennai Hospital Treats Pakistani Blue Baby

A blue baby from Pakistan was given a new lease of life by doctors in the Indian city of Chennai at the Sri M.G. Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital.// Fifteen-month-old Maxwell Qayyum was suffering from a restricted flow of oxygenated blood. He was operated upon in Chennai, and he is reported...

Pakistan Crisis Puts Pregnant Women At Increased Risk

...PA Launches Emergency Appeal for Maternal Health Care for the Displaced ISLAMABAD, Pakistan and UNITED NATIONS, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- pakistani women uprooted by fighting in the Swat Valley have critical health needs that relief operations must urgently address, says UNFPA, the United Nations ...

Oscar Nominated Films Raise Polio Awareness

...es health organizations and governments face during the final stages of polio eradication. The film follows health workers as they immunize Indian and pakistani children, explaining how they overcome cultural misunderstandings that make some parents wary of the oral polio vaccine. Several scenes show Rotary cl...

Large health differences between population groups in Norway

...ll time employment. At the other end of the scale, pakistani women had the lowest proportion of full time emplo...among Sri Lankan women (0 percent), Vietnamese and pakistani women (4 percent), and Sri Lankan men (19 percent)...an consumed no alcohol, or less than once a month. pakistani men's consumption was low and similar to that of...

Pakistan introduces vaccine to prevent top child killer

...ain damaged. Globally, over 1,000 children under 5 years of age die from Hib-related diseases each day. "This is excellent news for generations of pakistani children and their families. Pakistan is the largest country to date of all developing countries to introduce Hib vaccine into their national immuniza...

New cardiovascular score developed to improve heart attack and stroke detection

...ic groups are at much greater risk than the general population, with men of pakistani background being nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke....e risk of CVD in this portion of the population, indicating that in Indian, pakistani and Bangladeshi women, the risk is 43 per cent, 80 per cent and 35 per cent...

USAID Launches a $60 Million Child-Spacing and Reproductive-Health Program in Pakistan

...birth spacing practices, which will help reduce high rates of maternal and infant mortality in Pakistan. FALAH is being implemented by a number of pakistani and international organizations, with Population Council, a US-based research organization, leading the consortium. It is being implemented in 20 dist...

Mybank Goes Live With Misys Equation to Support Rapid Growth and Meet Future Regulatory Requirements

...customers. Moreover, the successful implementation of Misys Equation for Mybank serves to highlight our ongoing project- and support-commitment to the pakistani market and marks another important milestone in the success of this versatile core banking system." About Misys plc Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), provi...

Muslim Groups Kick Off Ramadan With Anti-Smoking Initiative

...n in most of the world on Thursday, September 13.] The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) the Association of Physicians of pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) said that because smokers must already abstain during da...

Cheap Indian Medicines Illegally Flooding Pak Markets

...akistan decides to import drugs from India, it should only allow those drugs that have been approved by FDA, otherwise the vested interests might dump pakistani market with drugs that are equally substandard. ...

Anti-doping Rules Must Avoid Unsatisfactory Decisions: WADA

...led that it did not have the jurisdiction to deal with the steroids case of pakistani bowlers Shoaib Akthar and Mohammad Asif. We regret the absence of j... may be carried out on all 19 players being considered for inclusion in the pakistani Cricket Team participating in the ICC Champions Trophy. The PCBs An...

Indian and Pakistani-origin Scots More Likely to Suffer Heart Attacks

... Indians and pakistani origin Scots are more likely to suffer heart attacks, according to a new study. The study led by Dr Raj Bhopal and Colin Fischbacher at the U...

New Delhis Apollo Hospital Treats More Than 80 Iraqis

...value of medical tourism to India is estimated to reach two billion dollars annually by 2012. A few Indian hospitals offered free treatment to pakistani children in the wake of the trust steps between the two countries initiated by their leadership since 2003. ...

Now a Polio Scare for Air Travellers

...ith the Glasgow Airport car bombing, he said. "It's not the way to finish a holiday, that's for sure," he said. Irvine said he sat next to a pakistani student on the plane but did not know whether that man was the one now in hospital. Victoria's chief health officer Dr John Carnie said the stude...

Ex-CIA Official Accuses Retired ISI Chief of Supporting Taliban

...f the Taliban, but resent doing anything under pressure from the US out of sheer bloody-minded stubbornness," he said, adding, "Because of (that), the pakistani military remains paralysed." The Guardian had quoted Gul as saying, "I morally support the movement to end the American occupation of Afghanistan...

Same Sex Pair Get Relief in Pakistan

... was still a woman. The court convicted them of perjury last month and sentenced them to three years in prison and a fine. They also fined them 10,000 pakistani rupees ($165). But the countrys Supreme Court came to their rescue. On Thursday it suspended the Lahore verdict and agreed to hear an appeal by S...

Pakistan to Launch World's Biggest Anti-measles Drive

... pakistani authorities and United Nations agencies said Thurs...arch 2008, officials said. It involves the pakistani government, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and th...ns children's immunity. Around one million pakistani children catch measles every year and nearly 21,00...

The Plot Gets Thicker In The Woolmer Case

... A pakistani channel ARY TV, has revealed that the champagne bottles which contained the weed killer that poisoned Pakistans former cricket coach Bob Woolmer, was...

Pakistani Doctors Behind Bars for Illegal Kidney Removals

... Police in the pakistani city of Lahore have arrested four doctors engaged in the illegally removing...t as little as $5,000 compared with $100,000 charged in the US. The pakistani Parliament is now working on legislation that will regulate the unchecked o...

New Gene Discovery Raises Hope for Childhood Blindness Cure

...opulations where marriage to first or second cousins is common, such as the pakistani community. "If a parent is found to carry a mutation in the LCA5 ge...l to enlighten and advise the families most at risk, principally within the pakistani communities both in the UK and Northern Pakistan. The findings have...

No Foul Play, Woolmer Died of Naural Causes, Say Jamaican Police

...e death of Bob Woolmer," Thomas said. He launched a strong defence of the police investigation, saying it had been commended by both Scotland Yard and pakistani police who had helped with the case. Mr Woolmer's widow, Gill, said: "My sons and I are relieved to be officially informed that Bob died of na...

Transplant Tourism on the Rise, Says WHO

...t into a wealthy person, probably from another country, said Dr Farhat Moazam of Pakistan, one of the participants in the WHO meeting. Moazam said pakistani donors are offered USD 2,500 for a kidney, but in the end they receive only about half of that because middlemen take the rest. In Western countri...

Low Birth Weight Babies On The Rise In UK.

...s in intensive care. According to the report older women and teenagers are more likely to have tiny babies. When nationalities are considered, Indian, pakistani and Bangladeshi origin women are said to deliver under weight babies. The report states that lone parents were more likely to have a still birth. ...

Bone in Woolmer’s Neck Found Broken, Say Police Source

...ation. Police will tell the public and journalists that the cause of death was strangulation", the reporter predicted It was also reported that the pakistani team was interrogated last night and there was a question mark over the players being allowed to leave Jamaica as initially scheduled on Saturday. ...

Woolmer’s Death Suspicious, Say Jamaican Polic

...cious. He would only point out that any sudden death would be treated as suspicious unless proved otherwise. Meanwhile Geo television, a leading pakistani TV channel, has reported that there was information that Woolmer might have been murdered. Already former Pakistan pacer Sarfaraz Nawaz has cla...

Leading Polio Activist Doctor in Pakistan Killed

...he told Daily Times at the hospital. Bajaur Agency, on the troubled border with Afghanistan, is the hotbed of militant tribals, referred to as pakistani Taliban. No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but local tribal militants are suspected to be behind the attack. Source-IA...

Pakistan: Authorities Plays Down Bird Flu Risk

... pakistani authorities on Thursday expressed confidence in th...ry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, said in the pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Thursday. Authoritie...terinary Research Institute told IRIN. In a pakistani context, migratory birds spread the disease, accor...

Funds and Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

...re there was a musical concert by noted ghazal singer Ghulam Ali and a fashion show by designer Ritu Kumar. This year it has invited the famous pakistani rock band Junoon for a fundraiser titled Ehsaas Feb 24, again at the Old Fort. Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani is going to conduct a fashion show on ...

Dogs Create Panic in Pakistan City

... Islamabad: Two rabid dogs bit scores of people in the pakistani city of Rawalpindi, creating widespread panic before they could be cornered and killed, media reports said Saturday. // In separate incidents in ...

Homeopathy can Cure Many Chronic Diseases

... to assert that the principle of homeopathy was widely accepted even during the period of the Mahabharata. Dr Gulam Sarwar, a Swiss homeopath of pakistani origin, told IANS that homeopaths were now documenting their cases and making notes, which would help standardise the treatment. Russian homeopa...

Dr.A.Q.Khan in Excellent Condition

... The pakistani nuclear hero Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is reported to be in excellent condition following his recent prostrate surgery//. There have been speculative...

Islamabad Bans Hookah Smoking in Public Places

... Authorities have banned the use of hookah, or hubble-bubble, in the pakistani capital saying that besides being a serious health hazard they were spoilin...f different flowers are used for smoking. Some add illegal drugs. The pakistani ban order was issued Wednesday covering the areas of Murree, the hill resor...

Pakistani health officials warned not to divulge dengue statistics

... The pakistani government has strictly warned health officials in Islamabad not to issue statements or distribute information regarding the thirty five deaths// ...

35 dead in suicide attack on Pakistan army base

...Regiment's training centre in the Dargai area of the Malakand district. The district, which borders the tribal territory of Bajaur, is where the pakistani Army bombed an Islamist school on Oct 30, killing 80 people and alleging they were terrorists with links to the Taliban and Al Qaeda in neighbouring A...

TB Cases On The Rise Among British Asians

...se in the number of tuberculosis cases in Britain, mainly among the Indian, pakistani and //Bangladeshi communities, latest official figures reveal. The la...n. Levels of TB in Britain-born population remain stable." The Indian, pakistani and Bangladeshi ethnic group made up the highest proportion of cases report...

Pakistan Medical Association To Fight For Shoaib, Asif

...nt also criticised the original three-member tribunal and said they were unqualified. Ayub said the bowlers were innocent and those connected with the pakistani team should be blamed for the controversy. "How can the doctors and trainers associated with the team be free of the blame? They should also be ...
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