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Source: National Public Radio

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-28 15:29:33 -0700 | health-news

Last January Salma Jaffar was shot while she was going door to door in Karachi, giving children drops of the polio vaccine. "Even when they took out the pistol, I couldn't understand why he was taking out the gun," Jaffar...
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Source: NewKerala

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-25 00:56:40 -0700 | health-news

An Indian company has unveiled the world's first automatic fresh-tea brewing machine, which uses only fresh ingredients, is economical and low-calorie in its output. Mumbai, has developed the new technology and processes and has already filed for a global patent....
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Source: Africa Headlines

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-17 05:17:46 -0700 | health-news

Ads by Google Two studies published last week call for changes to polio vaccinations that may help eradicate the resurging disease: reintroduce injections and vaccinate earlier. The two improvements could bring about longer lasting immunity and reduce the number of...
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Source: Arab News

Islamabad :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-12 00:42:17 -0700 | health-news

Saudi Arabia donated over 10 million doses of polio vaccine to Pakistan on Tuesday to help the country contain the crippling disease. Khayyam Akbar, charge d' affaires at the Pakistan Embassy, told Arab News that the consignment has already arrived...
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Source: BBC South Asia

Wazīrābād :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-08 18:20:35 -0700 | health-news

Many of the refugee families have relocated to the town of Bannu, where under-equipped hospitals are being overwhelmed with patients.
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Source: Qatar English Daily

Lahore :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-07 01:31:59 -0700 | health-news

Doctors in a rare surgical procedure at a private hospital in Lahore yesterday replanted a hand of a minor girl that was chopped off accidentally by an electric fodder cutter. The surgeons, including Dr Rao Aslam and Dr Imran Jafary,...
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Source: The Globe & Mail

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-03 13:40:31 -0700 | health-news

The Globe and Mail Multimedia Thinkstock Multimedia Thinkstock Video There is now solid evidence that alcohol, when consumed on a regular basis and at low volumes (up to one drink for women and two drinks for men daily), confers protection...
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Source: The Guardian

Islamabad :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-03 09:25:20 -0700 | health-news

Islamabad A health worker administers polio vaccination drops to a girl in a van in Bannu. Photograph: Hasham Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images For years the red pins stuck into the large map of Pakistan on the wall of one of the UN's...
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Source: India Abroad

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-02 22:26:43 -0700 | health-news

Lack of multi-speciality treatment system in government and private hospitals in small towns was also discussed. "If an emergency situation arises during or after an operation, there are neither specialists nor facilities available to deal with the situation," noted Yadav.
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Source: The Bellingham Herald

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-01 05:30:51 -0700 | health-news

I am currently deployed and going to miss the birth of my first...We found one and really like her, but unfortunately, she is not vaccinated, nor are her own children. We spoke to my wife's OB who says there is...
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Source: Independent

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-06-30 19:47:49 -0700 | health-news

Pakistan to try to maintain services from next month amid fears of another major shortage in junior doctors. Share Go To Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has called on the minister to make it a requirement that doctors whose education...
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Source: Qatar English Daily

Islamabad :: Pakistan | updated 2014-07-01 05:58:12 -0700 | health-news

Taking advantage of the displacement of children in large numbers from Pakistan's northwester tribal region of North Waziristan due to the launch of a military operation there, health authorities have been able to vaccinate more than 192,442 previously unreachable children...
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Source: Associated Press

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-06-29 04:28:56 -0700 | health-news

Yet two large analyses of maternal health programs- including one conducted by the U.N...While critics are calling for the pricey global initiatives to be significantly overhauled, the programs are still being implemented despite little proof they work. The practices mainly...
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Source: Associated Press

Bannu :: Pakistan | updated 2014-06-28 06:55:31 -0700 | health-news

The rugged Pakistani region of North Waziristan emerged as a hotbed of polio infections after Taliban militants in the isolated area banned immunizations. Now the Pakistani government's offensive against the militants has sent a half-million refugees fleeing the territory, creating...
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Source: The News International

Islamabad :: Pakistan | updated 2014-06-28 00:59:36 -0700 | health-news

Massive population displacement, with limited access to basic amenities, poses grave threats to the health of both displaced individuals as well as those residing in areas where the IDPs are temporarily settling down.   Preemptive measures and coordinated efforts on...
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