Tag Archives: Hospital

Young Girl Gets New Lease on Life

Doctors at AKUH conduct first ever ICD placement in a child In a first of its kind procedure in Pakistan, doctors at Aga Khan University Hospital successfully placed a heart rhythm monitoring device – an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) – … Continue reading

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Malaria Kills 1.2 Million Annually, Double Previous Estimates

Approximately 1.2 million humans die each year from malaria, a much higher figure than the previously estimated 600,000 By Christian Nordqvist  The number of people who died annually from malaria between 1980 and 2010 rose from 1 million to 1.8 million … Continue reading

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Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Cancer Risk

  Cancer is responsible for approximately 70 per cent of the deaths in low and middle-income countries such as Pakistan. “Together it is possible,” this year’s theme for World Cancer Day, highlights the importance of raising awareness and education about … Continue reading

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Automated Laboratory Launched, First in Pakistan

  Pakistan’s first fully automated biochemistry laboratory was inaugurated at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi today by Mr Firoz Rasul, President of the University. This state-of-the-art lab, capable of processing 8-10 million clinical chemistry tests annually, represents a milestone … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Joint Disease which can be helped by Exercises – study

“Mindfulness” exercises, irrespective of how difficult they are, it can help to limit the stress and fatigue linked to painful rheumatoid joint disease. by Petra Rattue   A small study published online in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases reveals that “Mindfulness” exercises, irrespective of how difficult they … Continue reading

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Knee Pain Common In Older Women

Written by Catharine Paddock It appears that knee pain of some kind is a common complaint in middle-aged and mature women, with varying possible causes leading to varying types of pain. A new study on knee-pain patterns assessed periodically over … Continue reading

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Continuing Medical Education in Pakistan in Disorder

  “In order to provide continuously improving health care to their patients while staying informed about new advances in the medical field, it is imperative for doctors and nurses to take part in continuing medical education,” said Dr Wasim Jafri, … Continue reading

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Cookie Dough E. Coli Risk – Don’t eat Un-Baked

Written by Petra Rattue The latest perpetrator of Escherichia coli(STEC), a significant cause of bacterial gastrointestinal illness, is ready-to-bake commercial prepackaged cookie dough. The discovery was made following the 2009 investigation of a nationwide (USA) outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. A … Continue reading

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Essential interventions, commodities and guidelines for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

  Three-year study identifies key interventions to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths The study reviewed more than 50,000 scientific papers to determine the proven effectiveness of interventions and impact on survival, identifying 56 essential interventions that when implemented in … Continue reading

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7 Tips which help you to Quit Smoking

  This holiday season and a New Year eve, countless people around the world will make the New Year’s resolution to quit smoking in 2012. Are you one of them? While quitting smoking is extremely difficult—six out of 10 smokers require multiple … Continue reading

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A new milestone at Aga Khan university Hospital

  A new milestone has been achieved at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi with the successful introduction of mini invasive surgery. The cardiac surgical team of the Hospital, under Prof Dr Paul Simon, launched this type of cardiac operation in … Continue reading

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Karim Aga Khan IV and his life’s work – A Documentary Video

The European media carry a convenient, ready-made world of the Aga Khan. The real person of the Aga Khan, however, fits into a single pattern: born in Switzerland, western educated, trained at Harvard, traveled widely in the Islamic and European culture … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and The Environment – Question & Answers

In your lifetime, you probably will know several people with breast cancer; an estimated 230,480 women in the United States found out they had the disease in 2011. Throughout their lives, women have experiences and make decisions that can influence their chances of getting breast cancer, … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy And Prolonged Fatigue

In a follow-up study, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues have found that patients who receive chemotherapy forbreast cancer might experience prolongedfatigue years after their therapy. The new study, published in the American Cancer Society’s current issue of CANCER, is a follow-up … Continue reading

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Article: Disability is not a Curse.

December 3 was observed as the International Disability Day. Wheel Chair is not a curse and it shouldn’t be taken as a disgrace to Life.  Article By Kashif Qureshi It was just another day at work. I was enjoying my coffee and looking … Continue reading

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Speak now or there will never be Peace

A Clear Perception of the Editor/Reporter Mahnoor Sherazee. In Pakistan it takes a great deal of commitment and training to not have a black or white opinion on any given issue on any given day.Some call me naive but I … Continue reading

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