KARACHI, Aug 30: Natural honey relieves pain and heals infections and wounds, including those caused by diabetes. It has also been found to be helpful in the treatment of cancer, chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis (painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membrane lining the digestive tract) and parasitic diseases.
LAHORE, Oct 12: The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre on Wednesday organised an event to observe International Breast Cancer Awareness Day` on We dnesday, as a part of a campaign being launched by the facility to sensitise the masses to the disease.
KARACHI, May 25: The critical role that effective counselling can play in the treatment of people living with HIV/Aids and prevention of its spread in society was highlighted at a workshop held on Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD, Feb 13: Kidney patients get the dialysis treatment for free at the hospitals run by the Punjab government but it is a hassle if they go to the federal government hospitals in the city seeking the same.
KARACHI, Feb 8: The Sindh government has, in principle, decided to extend its ongoing hepatitis prevention and treatment programme, including vaccination of schoolchildren, to every district of the province.
Sources in the Sindh health department said on Tuesday that in view of the extraordinary prevalence of hepatitis in the province, Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah had agreed to give a three-year extension to the exist ing ‘Chief minister’s initiative for hepatitis-free Sindh’.
HYDERABAD, Jan 13: Swine flu is a contagious but curable disease and people suffering from chest problem, asthma and heart ailment were particularly vulnerable to catching it.
Dr Sohail Ahmed said this during an awareness seminar about swine flu held at the Services Hospital on Thursday.
LAHORE, Jan 10: An expatriate who arrived here from Dubai a couple of months ago died of swine flu in a private hospital, Dawn learned on Monday. Shahnaz Almas, of Bilal Colony, Sahiwal, died on Saturday during her treatment at Surgimed Hospital on Zafar Ali Road while the health department confirmed her death in a report on Monday.
KARACHI, Dec 18: Dengue is estimated to have cost Rs80 million to government healthcare units and patients — excluding the indirect cost incurred by the government on public awareness, surveillance activities and lost working days — in the province this year, it emerged on Saturday.
Oral health means more than good teeth; it is integral to general health and essential for a person’s overall well-being. To mark the occasion of World Oral Health Day 2010, Aga Khan University (AKU) organised an event to highlight the importance of preventing mouth diseases through healthy oral practices.
NEW YORK: Fertility treatment drugs may not be tied to an increased risk of developing cancer, suggests a new study of more than 24,000 Swedish women treated with in vitro fertilization (IVF).