Category Archive: Featured, Health Talk

Donate Blood!

Donate Blood!

Despite the fact that we Pakistanis are very active in charity, we have a very low ratio of blood donors. There are few volunteers that donate blood frequently.     The main factors behind...
Polio in Pakistan

Polio in Pakistan

“Close to 450,000 children under five die annually in Pakistan — a rate only second to Afghanistan in the region. One-third of these deaths, that is 150,000, are due to vaccine preventable...
Danger: Winter Ahead!

Danger: Winter Ahead!

Winter comes with short days, chilly nights filled with cold air, wool sweaters and fattening food (especially peanuts!). Moreover, it brings those nose-twitching sneezes, sniffs, snorts, the heavy...
Deep Vein Thrombosis – A Serious Health Issue

Deep Vein Thrombosis – A Serious Health Issue

Yet deep-vein thrombosis puts more than one-quarter million Pakistanis in the hospital each year and is responsible for...
FLU

FLU

Influenza, commonly known as flu is caused by RNA viruses that affect birds and animals. It has three types of influenza A, B, C. Influenza A viruses (IAV), together with influenza B viruses are the...
The Dengue Dread

The Dengue Dread

Dengue is an important mosquito born viral infection that brings 250 million people, mostly living in the urban areas of countries like Pakistan, India, Pacific tropical and sub-tropical countries,...
Necrophilia: The Darkness of Human Nature is Treatable

Necrophilia: The Darkness of Human Nature is Treatable

It’s one thing to enjoy watching dead people dancing on Thriller on the big screen. It’s quite another to enjoy their presence in real life.   Recently in Karachi, a man was arrested for...
Horrors  of Hepatitis B

Horrors of Hepatitis B

What is hepatitis B? One third of our population world wide (around 2 billion people) has been infected by Hepatitis B with around 400 million people being its chronic carriers. It is caused by a DNA...
No Money – No Relief

No Money – No Relief

The financial conditions that the present government’s policy of corruption has put me in is seeing me defaulting upon my basic financial obligations. There are millions like me – so called white...
Don’t Want To See the Face of My Food

Don’t Want To See the Face of My Food

I have spent two years in New York among my Vegetarian and Fruitarian friends. To some I was a horror-film-character come alive, all I did was to tell them what Eid Ul Azha means to us.   For...
Recognizing and Treating Hearing Loss

Recognizing and Treating Hearing Loss

All newborns should be screened for hearing loss before it gets too late and nothing can be done about it. In today’s world, where advancements in the field of medicine dominate, newer treatments...
How Long Will Our People Continue to Die Of Hunger?

How Long Will Our People Continue to Die Of Hunger?

This year, the World Food Day was again a grim reminder of the fact that how the volatile food prices continue to haunt the world population including Pakistan which is among the 21 most...
How to walk your way to Health?

How to walk your way to Health?

It’s all about taking those extra steps, footing a few yards, with headphones plugged into your ears or a companion by your side, you can practically jog your way to health. Need more incentives,...
Blind Drunk

Blind Drunk

It is time I let you in on a secret: people in Pakistan consume alcohol. If my secret-telling lead you to grunt at the obviousness of it, then I congratulate you on being closer to reality. If,...