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Treatment for Thalassemia in Pakistan

Thalassemia is one of the most common disorders that affects children in Pakistan. Over 5000 children are diagnosed with it every year. Additionally, the treatment is expensive, and many of the citizens are unable to pay for it. Therefore, coming up with cost effective solutions and preventive measures is essential towards treatment for thalassemia in […]

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Acute Respiratory Infection in Pakistan

Acute respiratory infection (ARI) is an infection of the respiratory tract. It is characterized by low levels of oxygen and inflammation of the lungs. The infection is either viral or bacterial and, in lesser circumstances, fungal. According to The News, “20 per cent mortality among children aged less than five years can be attributed to respiratory tract […]

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Dengue Cases in Pakistan Since 2010

The polluted air of Pakistan harbors several viral and bacterial infections. Among these are mosquito borne diseases which occur due to unsanitary water and poor drainage systems. Dengue fever is one of them. It is a severe viral infection that causes migraines, chills and loss of strength and appetite. Furthermore, it may cause hospitalization and become lethal […]

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Thalassaemia Cases in Pakistan

.Thalassaemia is an inherited blood condition whereby normal hemoglobin levels are difficult to maintain. This is because the bone marrow is unable to form a healthy amount of red blood cells that are required by the body. Beta thalassaemia is one of the most common disorders in Pakistan that affects children. According to the Express […]

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10 Ways to Build a Stronger Immune System

Getting your flu shots every year is important, but is it enough? Every time we breathe, we inhale multiple organisms that are present in the air around us. Some of these organisms are harmless, but some carry viruses that may lead to various diseases if we are not careful. Therefore, along with flu shots, it […]

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10 Most Common Diseases in Pakistan

Several diseases that have been eradicated from most parts of the world still exist in Pakistan. This disease spread is credited to the high pollution rate which is worsened by unfavorable climatic conditions. Furthermore, a lack of educational, financial and economic development is also a leading cause. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Pakistan ranks […]

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10 Myths About the Flu

The good thing about the flu is that it is a common and well known condition, which is why tried and tested home remedies prove to be helpful cures. The not so good thing is that people come up with all kinds of theories that aren’t always true. In such cases, it is best to […]

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Pakistan Polio Cases in 2016

Polio or poliomyelitis is an infectious disease that young children, if not immunized, are most at risk to acquire. It is caused by a highly contagious virus that attacks the nervous system. This leads to the polio virus infecting one’s spinal cord and brain. As a result, paralysis may occur in some parts of the body. In […]

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Polio Trends in Pakistan Over the Last 5 Years

The previous years have shown significant progress when it comes to dealing with polio in Pakistan. Polio or poliomyelitis is caused by a highly contagious virus. It attacks the nervous system, thereby infecting one’s brain and spinal cord. It can lead to paralysis in one or more parts of the body. Research shows that Pakistan and Afghanistan […]

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Top 5 Health Tips for First Pregnancy

The first pregnancy is as exciting as it is tough. The fact that its a whole new experience makes it all the more daunting, since the ‘fear of the unknown’ kicks in. What distracts us women from this fear is the excitement of the new arrival, leading us to shopping sprees, endless baby items’ lists […]