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  • Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

    LONDON: Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunisation rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday...

    Recent outbreaks of measles the highest number in the EU for seven years are a sign of the immediate impact of declining vaccine coverage, the report said, and should prompt governments to act to boost vaccine awareness and confidence...

  • Vaccine shows promise for preventing active TB disease

    Hyderabad (India): An experimental vaccine proved 50 percent effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa...

    Doctors were encouraged because protection declined only a little after two years, and even a partially effective vaccine would be a big help against TB...

  • Pakistan’s fight against disease outbreaks recognised at world forum

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was presented as a model to countries attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) as the first nation to conduct Joint External Evaluation of Core Capacities to respond to disease outbreaks and level of preparedness to deal with pandemics...

    Pakistan’s Joint External Evaluation exercise was presented as a model for other nations to follow...

  • In Pakistan, a disease called dark skin

    You see, I'm suffering from a disease: Kaala Rang...

    The same women who only settle for a fair daughter-in-law have also passed this check-her-shade-then-reject gene to their sons, the theory being that a fair bahu will produce fair grandchildren, which will ultimately lead to a gora Pakistan!Our society has no room for the dusky ones...

  • Afghanistan key source of polio disease in Pakistan: Imran

    According to the Prime Minister Office (PMO), Mr Khan said that Pakistan’s biggest priority was to eradicate polio from the country as the government was taking all steps in its fight against the ailment...

    Media reports said that Pakistan was one of the three remaining countries in the world where poliomyelitis (polio) was still categorised as an endemic viral infection...

  • Pakistan launches new polio vaccine, aims for 2016 wipeout

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its polio eradication campaign as the authorities vowed to wipe out the disease by 2016...

    More than four million children will benefit from the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), which will be incorporated into the country's routine immunisation schedule and given to children alongside other jabs...

  • Call for introducing diabetes vaccine in Pakistan

    LAHORE: Professor of medicine at the King Edward Medical University, Dr Irshad Hussain, has called for introduction of vaccine in Pakistan to prevent diabetes since the prevalence of the disease has almost doubled in adults/children...

    “Pakistan is facing a potential threat of diabetes outbreak, particularly in adults due to unhealthy lifestyle,” Prof Irshad told Dawn...

  • Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation

    Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk...

    In recent months social media in the country has been inundated with fake news reports and videos — garnering thousands of views and shares in the last week alone — claiming numerous children have been killed by the polio vaccine......

  • Medical board examines children with mystery disease

    LAHORE: Perplexed by a mysterious ‘disease’ that was not even mentioned in the available medical literature world over, a board of senior medical experts on Saturday examined the three affected children from Balochistan at the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, for diagnosis...

    Two of their siblings have already died of the same ‘disease’...

  • A stigma worse than any disease

    ISLAMABAD: Living with a disease is hard enough, but living with HIV – in a conservative country like Pakistan – can be even more problematic...

    Titled ‘Positive Diaries: A Photo Story On People Living with HIV in Pakistan’, the exhibit showcased the life stories of 25 men and women suffering from this seldom-understood disease...

  • Punjab to get disease surveillance system

    LAHORE: The Public Health England will extend technical cooperation in establishing an Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response System in Punjab...

    Dr Luker said that her department would extend full technical assistance for evolving a comprehensive strategy for disease surveillance and control...

  • Mysterious disease hits camels in Badin district

    BADIN: A mysterious disease has killed around 60 camels in Kario Ghanwar, Tarai and Khorwah and parts of Shaheed Fazil Rahu taluka over the past three weeks...

    Mohammad Yousaf Mehri, a resident of Haji Chakar Mehri village, said camels would die soon after contracting the mysterious disease, believed to be a virus...

  • Preventable disease

    PAKISTAN is a hard place to be a baby...

    While according to the Pakistan Demo­­graphic and Health Survey (PDHS) it brought its under-five mortality rate down from 94 in 1999 to 89 per 1,000 live births in 2013, and by 2016 to 81, in South Asia it still ranks second to Afghanistan which tops the list with 91...

  • ICU for chest disease patients opens in JPMC

    KARACHI: A separate intensive care unit for the patients of chest diseases was inaugurated at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on Thursday...

    Dr Nadeem Ahmed Rizvi, head of the chest diseases department, said it was the first such ICU for the patients of chest diseases in the public sector hospitals
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