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FDA approves a drug to treat postpartum depression that only the rich can afford

Risks include loss of consciousness and abnormal oxygen levels in the blood

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March 21, 2019


PM Imran Khan wants the poor to know that if they get sick, the govt will have their back

He launched the Sehat Card Scheme to provide affordable healthcare to the public

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February 4, 2019


China’s doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Good doctors in China are highly sought-after, but the supply is low

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September 20, 2018


Modi announces space mission, health scheme ahead of the Indian election

India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year’s general election. Modi, a powerful speaker who will seek re-election in the world’s biggest democracy early next year, used…

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August 15, 2018


An Afghan cricketer has launched a foundation to provide affordable healthcare to kids

Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan has launched a charity organization which aims to provide education and medical facilities to impoverished and orphan children in the war-torn country, reports ICC Cricket

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August 12, 2018


Calorie count is a must on menus in US restaurants

An Obama-era rule requiring thousands of US restaurants, stores and movie theaters to post nutritional information for items on their menus kicked, reminding Americans they are what they eat. The calorie-labeling rules were a controversial provision of former president Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health care law — which President Donald Trump has pushed to dismantle…

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May 8, 2018


Sukkur’s healthcare as good as Europe’s: Khursheed Shah

The opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, said Sukkur is competing with Europe in healthcare facilities. “Foreigners, who visit National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Sukkur, say even the US has fewer state-of-the-art hospitals like the one we have in Sukkur,” said the PPP leader while addressing a ceremony in his native area….

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April 24, 2018


Supreme Court drivers are earning more than Balochistan doctors: CJ

QUETTA: Supreme Court’s drivers earn more in monthly salaries than doctors in Balochistan, said Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing suo motu cases at the Quetta Registry Tuesday. He was addressing the provincial secretaries. He said the situation in Balochistan is worse than that of Sindh. “Your salary will be held back unless…

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April 10, 2018


Punjab govt makes fresh guidelines for doctors

Punjab government took notice of deteriorating conditions of healthcare in the province and issued new guideposts for the doctors. Doctors will have to give at least five minutes to each patients, according to the new directives. Know more in the video report.

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November 14, 2017


Donald Trump tells reporter ‘be quiet’ when she asks him about healthcare

NEWS DESK: US President Donald Trump has derided reporters in front of a group of White House interns, after facing questions on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and healthcare, reported The Independent. During a photo opportunity with the White House’s latest group of interns, he was asked by a reporter if he had anything to say…

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July 25, 2017


Exercise advised for kids to save billions on future healthcare costs

MIAMI: Increasing the number of young children who exercise for just under a half hour a few times a week could save tens of billions in medical costs over their lifetimes, researchers said. Currently, just 32 percent of US children aged eight to 11 get enough exercise, said the report in the journal Health Affairs….

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May 2, 2017


We are making great progress with healthcare: Trump

President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to press ahead with a controversial plan, slowed by bickering within his Republican party, to repeal Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. “We are making great progress with healthcare. ObamaCare is imploding and will only get worse. Republicans coming together to get job done!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump, who spent…

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March 12, 2017


Americans want Trump to focus on healthcare first: poll

NEW YORK: is the top issue Americans want Donald Trump to address during his first 100 days in the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday, an apparent rebuke of outgoing President Barack Obama’s signature reform, Obamacare.

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November 18, 2016


Children need extra care in winter: Doctors

ISLAMABAD: Health experts on Wednesday stressed the need of extra attention and care of children in winter season. While talking to a local news channel, the experts informed that Flu-related diseases have inflicted a large number of people particularly children and infants as a number of patients with such diseases are seen in hospitals. Dr…

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November 16, 2016


Govt plans to upgrade PIMS with latest facilities

ISLAMABAD: The government has planned to upgrade Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital with the addition of more state-of-the-art facilities for patients. According to an official of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), a PC-1 for construction of new self-contained specialty block in PIMS comprising a 50-bed burn centre, an improved mother and child…

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November 3, 2016


Woman blasts polio workers for wanting to vaccinate her children

In a video that has been going viral, a woman fights with polio workers who following the drive come to her door to vaccinate her children. Little did they know, she had been waiting to unleash a tirade against not only the workers but also the vaccines themselves. The video does not only highlight the…

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October 5, 2016


Faisalabad hospital report shows absent kidney

Faisalabad’s Civil Hospital amazed all when its Radiology Department showed in ultrasound its report a kidney that had already been donated. What is this story? Know more in Yousuf Cheema’s report.

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August 18, 2016


Pregnant women in Azad Kashmir barely make it through

SHARDA, PAKISTAN: “We are afraid we could die,” says Asmat Nisa, a mother-of-five set to give birth again. It is a dangerous prospect for women in the remote mountains of Azad Kashmir, where doctors are few and help is far. “There is no hospital here and I have never seen a female doctor,” explains Nisa,…

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June 21, 2016


The cost of saving lives? Under $5 per person: health study

PARIS: The lives of millions of women and children can be saved every year with an investment of under $5 per person on basic healthcare and contraception, a study into pregnancy-related deaths showed Saturday. Nearly six million children younger than five and 300,000 women died in 2015, according to research in The Lancet medical journal….

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April 10, 2016


Eating legumes may aid in weight loss

LONDON: Eating one serving of beans, peas, lentils or chickpeas every day may help dieters lose a little extra weight, according to a new analysis of existing research. Researchers examined data from nearly two dozen trials and found that participants who ate about three quarters of a cup of legumes every day lost about three…

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April 10, 2016


Symposium on rare children diseases to begin today

LAHORE: A two-day 11th annual symposium of Institute of Child Health and Children Hospital will start from March 18. As many as 900 medical experts from various countries including Britain and India are participating in the event. The symposium will comprise five sessions whereas 20 research papers will be read out and 15 lectures will be…

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March 18, 2016