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Patients suffer due to closure of OPDs at Rawalpindi hospitals

The young doctors have been boycotting OPDs for seven days

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October 17, 2019


Meet two patients on Shah Yaqeeq shrine

There is shrine in Sindh famous for treatment of incurable diseases.  The Shah Yaqeeq shrine is located in Sujawal district near Thatta, Sindh. The shrine belongs to sufi saint Syed Asghar Ali Shah Bukhari, who is known as Shah Yaqeeq Baba. The saint is widely known Roohani Surgeon because of the miraculous healing of diseases…

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April 12, 2018


Patients suffer as medical stores closed across Quetta

Report by: Zain Uddin Medical stores in Quetta remained closed on Friday as strike by Medical Stores Association Owners entered second day, leaving patients in suffering. The strike is being observed against ‘threatening attitude’ of drug inspectors. Watch this report…

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March 22, 2018


Man arrested for stealing patients’ valuables in Multan

A man was arrested for stealing valuables of patients coming to a hospital in Multan Security guards caught the suspect, identified as Shahbaz, with the help of CCTV footage at the Institute of Cardiology and handed him over to the Cantt police. Police said he used to steal the valuables of patients coming to the…

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March 22, 2018


Canadian woman fined over taking patients to hospital

ONTARIO: A woman in Canada was fined for taking cancer patients to hospital for their appointments. The 58-year-old female, who is a survivor of breast cancer herself, was fined by the authorities over using a car without a license. Her name has been kept confidential as she requested anonymity. She used to charge $12 from…

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March 5, 2018


Precision cancer therapy works in 3/4 of patients: study

NEWS DESK: A precision cancer treatment that targets rare genetic mutations that exist in about 5,000 people in the United States instead of the tumor’s location in the body has shown success in three-quarters of patients, researchers said Wednesday, reported AFP. The medicine, called larotrectinib, is made by Loxo Oncology of Stamford, Connecticut and was…

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February 22, 2018


Self-esteem key to treat mental health patients: Study

ISLAMABAD: Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves can be critical in treating them, a first of its kind study has claimed. The findings of the study suggest that youths with psychiatric disorders, currently receiving inpatient services, reported lower self-concept, particularly global self-worth, compared to those receiving outpatient services. “This was the first study that…

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February 21, 2018


Watch: Toll of Multan flu victims reaches 27

The number of patients suffering from flu in Multan has reached 27 as three people have lost their lives due to the outbreak of the disease.

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January 21, 2018


Brain tumours effectively treated by injecting patients with viruses

NEWS DESK: Aggressive brain tumours have been effectively treated by injecting viruses into patients. The treatment, which involved administering viruses into the bloodstream via a drip, works by stimulating the internal defences of patients to fight their tumours, reported The Independent. “The presence of cancer in the brain dampens the body’s own immune system,” said…

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January 4, 2018


Number of pneumonia patients rises as winter begins

Cold spell has begun in Pakistan giving rise to the number of pneumonia patients. There are reports that at least 92,000 children die of this disease every year in the country. Know more in this report.

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November 21, 2017


High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines

LOS ANGELES: High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90. “High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80…

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November 14, 2017


No surgery for smokers or the obese: Policy in UK stirs debate

NEWS DESK: Two issues are the cause of a plethora of diseases and health conditions affecting people worldwide: smoking and obesity, reported CNN. And one local health committee in the UK has announced a controversial policy “to support patients whose health is at risk from smoking or being very overweight.” For an indefinite amount of…

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November 8, 2017


Thyroid problems linked to risk of sudden cardiac death: study

ISLAMABAD: Risk of death from sudden loss of heart function is significantly greater in patients with high thyroid hormone levels, according to a study.

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August 17, 2017


Video: Two patients die as doctors stage protest

Two patients lost their lives at Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital as they could not be provided medical assistance due to the protests of Young Doctors

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August 2, 2017


Almost every older person should be given cholesterol-lowering drugs, study finds

NEWS DESK: Almost every older person should be taking statins, a new study has found, reported The Independent. Millions of people in the UK are eligible for and would benefit from taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs, the research found. Almost all men over 60 and women over 75 should be taking the drugs, the research found….

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August 1, 2017


You need not always complete full course of antibiotics: doctors

NEW DELHI: Is it important to complete a full course of an antibiotic? Yes, according to conventional wisdom, which says stopping a course mid-way could lead to drug resistance. However, several scientists have now challenged this claim, reported Times of India. In many situations, stopping antibiotics sooner is a safe way to reduce antibiotic overuse,…

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July 26, 2017


Eating fish helps to relieve the arthritis: Study

ISLAMABAD: A new study has revealed that one should eat fish twice a week because it is good for health as well as helps to relieve the symptoms of arthritis. The finding showed that people who consume fish twice in a week suffered less from swollen or tender joints than those who never ate it,…

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June 22, 2017


Statins don’t cause muscle pain: study

PARIS: Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the “nocebo” effect.

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May 3, 2017


Heart attack risk rises in winter, dips in summer

ISLAMABAD: The risk of getting a heart attack is highest in winter and lowest in summer, according to latest research based on analysis of more than 100,000 patients in seven European countries.

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February 18, 2017


Saudi Arabia providing new cancer treatment for patients

Dr. Abdullah Khalaf al Tuwairki, Consultant and Director of the fellowship program in Oncology at King Fahd Medical City, hailed a revolutionary cancer treatment, which has become a substitute to the available traditional treatments. According to Al Arabiya, Dr. al-Tuwairki spoke on the sideline of the European Medical Oncology Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark and said:…

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October 24, 2016


Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

SRINAGAR: Indian-occupied Kashmir’s main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries. As the overall death toll from the violence rose to 32, ambulances continued to deliver more victims to Srinagar’s Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS)…

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July 13, 2016

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