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President urges for increased investment in Health at Shifa Convocation

President Mamnoon Hussain in a group photo with gold medalists and degree holders on the occasion of 3rd convocation of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University at Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad on December 30, 2015

96 MBBS, 74 nursing, 6 MBA Graduates and 26 Medical Technologists receive degrees at 3rd convocation of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University ISLAMABAD – President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain stressed for the need to invest heavily in health care and health education sectors to make a meaningful headway in making this country economically prosperous at the convocation ceremony of Shifa University. “Pakistan, ... Read More »

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital inaugurated in Peshawar

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital inaugurated in Peshawar

PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – The second franchise of country’s biggest cancer hospital has started operations in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital. Fakhir Afridi, a cancer patient, inaugurated the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) in Peshawar on Tuesday. It may be recalled that the Shaukat Khanum Memroial Cancer Hospital Lahore was also inaugurated by a child cancer patient, Sumera ... Read More »

Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies born with brain damage

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More than 2,400 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported this year in 20 Brazilian states, compared with 147 cases last year. Doctors are investigating 29 related infant deaths. Microcephaly results in babies being born with abnormally small heads that cause, often serious, developmental issues and sometimes early death. As a result, six states have declared a state of emergency. ... Read More »

Majority of Punjab’s brick kiln child-workers enrolled in schools

Majority of Punjab's brick kiln child-workers enrolled in schools

Around 18,622 out of 23,000 children working in brick kilns in Punjab have been enrolled in schools LAHORE – “Out of 23,000 working children in brick kilns in Pakistan, 18,622 have been successfully enrolled in schools for education” said Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Minister for Labour and Manpower Punjab while addressing a high profile launch of Labour Inspection project. The Government of Punjab has completed a ... Read More »

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has reached an alarming level Tehran (IRAN) – Schools across Tehran closed on Sunday and Monday and residents have been warned to stay at home as thick smog of pollution hangs in the air, officials said on Saturday. Esfandyar Chaharband said the decision has been made due to the severe air pollution and ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first international conference on rehabilitation sciences

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s first ever international conference on rehabilitation sciences education started today in Islamabad featuring renowned scholars and subject specialists from across the globe. Physical human rehabilitation and it’s scientific education is getting lesser attention in Pakistan due to lack of awareness amongst the masses which generally affects a large number of individuals directly or indirectly especially the handicapped people. ... Read More »

Pakistan pledge to invest in Health and Education at Population Summit 2015

Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Michele Gaganolti, Ehsan Iqbal, Ijaz Nabi and Saira Afzal Tarar at the Population Summit 2015

Islamabad – Federal Government and Provincial Governments pledged to boost human development in Pakistan through priority investments in education and health, including reproductive health at the Population Summit 2015. The two-day Population Summit 2015, organized by the federal ministries of national health services and planning and development, along with the Population Council and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was ... Read More »

Sleep study: Our Ancestors only slept for up to 7 hours a day

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Lights, TV, smartphones and computers are often blamed for depriving modern humans of sleep. But a new study suggests that our prehistoric ancestors didn’t get any more than 7 hours of a sleep a day. The new study, published in the journal Current Biology, also finds that temperature played a greater role than light in shaping sleeping patterns. Prof Jerome ... Read More »

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