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  • Pakistan’s Sania Nishtar to head WHO’s commission to tackle non-communicable diseases

    The United Nations health agency has announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which will be led by Pakistan’s Dr Sania Nishtar...

    Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement that new approaches and action are needed urgently to prevent people dying unnecessarily from non-communicable diseases...

  • State-of-the-art labs to check infectious diseases planned

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has decided to establish world standard laboratories to detect and check the spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola virus in the country...

    Minister for NHS Saira Afzal Tarar is currently visiting the USA to get quality laboratories and a robust disease surveillance system for Pakistan...

  • Ways to contain deaths from cardiac diseases discussed

    HYDERABAD: The three-day conference organised by the Pakistan Cardiac Society (PCS) in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology and European Society of Cardiology concluded in a local hotel on Sunday...

    Rizvi from the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and several other specialists presented their papers...

  • Front seat: Spiritually transmitted diseases

    Fraught with risks, careless carnal activity can be a perilous pursuit, especially for a teenager...

    But for 19-year-old Jay Height (Maika Monroe), a cheerful and pretty college student, such risks seem like a cakewalk after her tryst with a boy named Hugh in the backseat of his car
  • Heart, lung diseases linked to pollution

    KHAIRPUR: India, Pakistan, China and Iran are the world’s most polluted countries while Karachi is the most environmentally degraded city of Pakistan...

    He said that from acid rain to global warming, heart diseases, acute respiratory problems and toxic pollution had devastating impact on human health as well as on the environment...

  • Help sought for children with rare diseases

    KARACHI: Medical experts on Thursday expressed their concern over the increasing manifestation of some rare but treatable diseases in Pakistan...

    Such diseases as lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs), they said, were creeping into the country’s already chequered health map and playing havoc with the people...

  • 7 ways to counter summer diseases

    Mosquitoes and ticks carry diseases like dengue or malaria...

    Otherwise, insect bites can cause several health problems, from itchiness and irritation to potentially serious diseases...

  • Law amended for compulsory vaccination against all diseases

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday amended a decades old law to make vaccination against all preventable diseases compulsory and establish a mechanism to persuade parents for the immunisation of their children...

    The West Pakistan Vaccination Ordinance, 1958, which is currently effective in the province, covers vaccination against smallpox only...

  • Non-passable diseases

    PAKISTAN is on top of Asian countries with 52pc males and 53pc females dying of non-communicable diseases under the age of 70 every year...

    One can imagine with what seriousness these life-threatening diseases can be dealt with in a land that inhabits 200m people...

  • Health charity to carry out research on insect-borne diseases

    PESHAWAR: The Medical Emergency Relief International, UK, is planning to establish an insectary in Lower Dir to carry out research on the prevalence of different types of insects and find out the diseases caused by them after four cases were reported during the last few days...

    “The plan is being contemplated to know the characteristics of different kinds of insects and carry out research about the diseases caused by them,” Dr Irshad...

  • Most oral diseases preventable; need to educate people stressed

    He was addressing at the concluding ceremony of the second annual international conference of the Pakistan Association for Dental Research (PADR) here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Sunday...

    Prof Nizamuddin said that most of the oral diseases were preventable, but it was important to educate people regarding oral health...

  • Combating new plant diseases

    A NATIONAL Food Safety Animal and Plant Health Authority has been proposed to tackle new plant diseases surfacing in other parts of the world that have the potential to hit Pakistan’s food crops...

    The disease — Xylella fastidiosa — causes several other diseases such as citrus variegated chlorosis, peach phony disease and leaf scorch diseases in almond and coffee...

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