Provincial Manager Chief Minister's Initiative for Hepatitis Prevention and Control Programme Sindh, Dr. Abdul Majeed Chhutto informed here on Friday that out of six million targeted school-going children around 9,77,119 have so far been vaccinated against Hepatitis- B.
Giving details, he said out of 9,77,119 school going children, 75243 were vaccinated in District Matiari, 56650 in Jamshoro, 50231 in Tando Allahyar, 77684 in Dadu, 79133 in Badin, … full story
More than one in 10 parents use an "alternative" vaccination schedule for their young children, including refusing vaccines altogether, according to a US survey.
Based on the findings, researchers worry that more parents may be refusing vaccines in the future, raising the risk that diseases like measles and whooping cough will spread in schools and communities.
"The vaccines that we recommend have been so effective in largely eliminating the vaccine-preventable … full story
An experimental malaria vaccine tested on children in Burkina Faso has shown "a high level of efficacy" in protecting against the disease, a study published in the United States said Wednesday.
The study was initially planned to study the safety and immune response of the vaccine, known by the name MSP3.
"However, as malaria attacks were documented as part of the safety follow-up, the investigators decided to explore the protective effect of the … full story
Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure.
“Heavy alcohol consumption, which is more prevalent among HIV-infected people, is also an established risk factor for heart failure,” the study authors write.
Adeel A. Butt from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and colleagues analyzed data from HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected veterans enrolled in the … full story
Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, can fight colon cancer when used in combination with a popular anti-inflammatory drug, say researchers.
A treatment based on this finding has had promising results in human clinical trials, the journal Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology reports.
Several lines of evidence demonstrate that chronic inflammation in the stomach can cause gastric cancer and that inflammation in the liver from hepatitis … full story
In Chinese Medicine, diabetes is considered to be a condition of disharmony in the body called Wasting and Thirsting Syndrome. Diabetics can often experience symptoms of severe thirst and hunger while losing weight. The ancient Chinese noticed these tendencies, and identified the condition according to its external symptoms, in spite of the fact that they could not determine a person’s blood sugar levels at the time. There are many Chinese herbs … full story
Some outpatient facilities may have more lapses in infection control than you’d think: According to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about two-thirds of ambulatory surgical centers have at least one problem with infection control.
Ambulatory surgical centers are facilities that provide surgery to patients who don’t need to be hospitalized or stay overnight.
“It’s a disappointing number,” says lead study author Melissa … full story
It has long been accepted that children with a happy childhood grow up to be happier adults, but now a new study has revealed that specific characteristics evident in childhood are likely to cause positive or negative emotions and influence biological and behavioral responses tostress . In turn, this may determine whether kids grow up to be healthy adults or not. The study, which looked at 569 individuals, age 7 to mid-30s, to see if certain personality … full story
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