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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