Category Archive: Featured, Health Talk

Low Cholesterol Diet – A Boon for People

Low Cholesterol Diet – A Boon for People

Cholesterol is Not Bad! What we guys don’t know or may be tend to ignore that it does play a vital role in health problems while low cholesterol diet helps in resolving these issues. What is bad is...
Smart Choices for Sehri

Smart Choices for Sehri

Ramadan-ul-Kareem Mubarak! We have gladly stepped into the blessed month that not only helps us take care of our spiritual wellbeing but also purges and  cleanse our body of impurities. With...
Doctors Not Willing to Save

Doctors Not Willing to Save

With a pay package more than all grade 17 officers and even having got it to increase in quite recent times, Young Doctors in Punjab have still opted to take to roads in order to make Govt. to...
Horrors of Diarrhea

Horrors of Diarrhea

In the long list of diseases with seasonal variations, gastroenteritis or simply speaking diarrhea catches our attention for causing from mild to even life threatening conditions, especially in this...
Helping our Teenagers Live and Not Die

Helping our Teenagers Live and Not Die

Recent days have shown our media highlight several cases of youngsters resorting to taking their own precious lives. And obviously with it has followed a wave of panic among the sensitive...
Family Planning is No Taboo!

Family Planning is No Taboo!

Recent surveys have shown that the services of family planning and reproductive health services are not easily accessible for the underprivileged population of Pakistan, especially in Machar Colony...
That Child Could be Saved!

That Child Could be Saved!

It’s well understood that “Thou shalt not kill,” but to understand “Thou shalt not allow the kill,” is a key to prevent suicide. Understanding behavior is the most challenging job but it...
Polio Eradication Initiatives: Pakistan Falling Behind

Polio Eradication Initiatives: Pakistan Falling Behind

In 1988, the forty-first World Health Assembly, consisting then of delegates from 166 Member States, adopted a resolution for the worldwide eradication of polio. It marked the launch of the Global...
Mangoes, Mom and Summers

Mangoes, Mom and Summers

Panna (also known as panha or panhe) is a drink popular among Indian decent families in Pakistan. With the cooing of koels and the fruiting of raw mangoes (kairy) on trees in summers, this drink...
Malnutrition- an Outocme of Illiteracy

Malnutrition- an Outocme of Illiteracy

  ‘Since 1965 until 2011, we have made virtually no progress in bringing down the levels of malnutrition, especially when it poses to be one of the greatest threat to the life.’ declares...
How do ‘You’ Deal with Stress?

How do ‘You’ Deal with Stress?

In a stress-stricken world, hardly anyone can claim to remain stress-free any time. Tell us what stresses you the most and how do you deal with it in not more than 100 words, and we’ll post...
Should the Old be Abandoned?

Should the Old be Abandoned?

A research carried out lately has shown that old people who daily meet with other people are more healthy, agile, blithe, and chirpy as compared to the ones cornered by their own kith and kin. This...
For Soldiers on a Slimness Expedition

For Soldiers on a Slimness Expedition

While the person-reduced to a skeleton revels over the newly achieved ‘slim’ outlook, he rarely has any idea of how ghastly he has turned..
Kidney Talk

Kidney Talk

‘The ratio of kidney diseases in Pakistan is higher as compared to other countries owing to ‘variable’ reasons and a deceased donor can save up to 17 lives by donating different organs...
Headaches …. From Mild to Deadly

Headaches …. From Mild to Deadly

A hectic schedule every day, from 8:00 am college to tuitions then socializing and back home. And even back home one just got one’s brain and eyes hooked to the screen of the laptop or PC...
Do Not Call Them Mad, Please!

Do Not Call Them Mad, Please!

When I feel feverish, sneeze and have a runny nose, everyone knows I am suffering from the common cold, and am infected with a virus. If I tell them I went to see a GP and am taking meds, everyone...
Is Obesity a Crime?

Is Obesity a Crime?

A friend claimed to be worried about guarding his slimness a little more than his chastity..
Beware of vegetables!!!

Beware of vegetables!!!

Doctors and health practitioners never get tired of filling you in on the never-ending list of benefits that you can derive from consumption of fresh vegetables. Karachiites, brace yourself for...
Sights and Sounds May Disappear, but Smell Shall Linger.

Sights and Sounds May Disappear, but Smell Shall Linger.

“When I miss her, I go to her closet to sense my daughter’s fragrance.” Arfa Karim‘s Mom said on her 17th birthday.     The words from the teary eyed mother gave me...
Substandard Medicines Consumes Over 100 Lives

Substandard Medicines Consumes Over 100 Lives

Over a 100 people have been reported dead, thanks to the negligence of the authorities. Who are these authorities and what role are they playing in administering proper healthcare?  Is anyone...
Back Pain

Back Pain

As I was munching away my lunch at a food court in a shopping mall, I noticed a lady. She had white hair and I’m guessing she was 50+. I saw her bring her tray of food and attempted to sit down. As...
Infant Mortality in Pakistan

Infant Mortality in Pakistan

As the general saying goes, that to rightly know about the health conditions of a country, just have a look at its infant mortality rate (IMR).       Collectively, the world has an IMR...