Teachers should be trained how to identify the problems & they must talk to students affectionately- Waqar Azeem

LAHORE: One of the most important sessions during the recently concluded International Psychiatric Conference on “Prescription for Wellness” was the Psyche Lounge. This session was chaired by Prof. Waqar Azeem a renowned Child Psychiatrist along with Dr. Amina Ahmed a medical educationist, Dr. Saida Saleem, Dr. Tazvin Ijaz, Dr. Durre Shahwar, Dr.Ali Hashmi and Dr. Nazish Imran.

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Doctors should keep away from commercialization and practice ethical medicine- Prof. Andrew Goddard

LONDON: President of Royal College of Physicians London, Prof. Andrew Goddard has advised the members of the medical profession to keep away from commercialization and ensure ethical medical practice.

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Excerpts from Random Musings by Alaf Khan

1Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice Davies were two very pretty, very vivacious and very high class prostitutes in the London of the 1960s. They provided company of all kinds to local as well as visiting dignitaries.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a new non-invasive procedure-Prof. Aftab Asif

LAHORE: The session devoted to “Wellness across the Life Span” during the international psychiatric conference on “Prescription for Wellness” held at Lahore from 2-3rd August 2019 was jointly chaired by Prof. Waqar Azeem, Prof. Mowadat H. Rana, Dr. Rubina Aslam, Dr. Ajmal Kazmi and Dr. Moammad from UK. Prof. Aftab Asif, Head of the Dept. of Psychiatry at King Edward Medical University was the first speaker who talked about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

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Health literacy: An important tool in disease prevention

Managing human behaviour is as essential as the provision of clinical services in the healthcare system. Money has been poured in billions to provide and sustain the health system but only a sparse investment has been made for designing and implementing the Social and Behaviour Change Communications (SBCC) initiatives for healthcare professionals, patients, and their attendants.

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Increased risk of psychiatric disorders in children with IBD

Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) run a greater risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a new study from Karolinska Institute in Sweden published in JAMA Pediatrics. The researchers claim that more psychological support and longer follow-up is needed for the children affected and their parents.

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Qatar is one of the four countries to have National Autism Plan and Pakistan also needs one -Prof. Waqar Azeem

LAHORE: Dr. Durre Shahwar was the first speaker in the 5th scientific session during the International Psychiatric Conference on “Prescription for Wellness” held here from 2-3rd August 2019.

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Computer modeling predicts best stem cell donors & therapies for kids with heart disease

DURHAM: A study published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine (SCTM) identifies a computational modeling system that could have far-reaching implications for personalized medicine, especially when seeking treatments for children with heart failure.

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Prof. Faisal Masood passes away at the age of 65

LAHORE: Prof. Faisal Masood an eminent endocrinologist and former Vice Chancellor of King Edward Medical University suffered a fatal acute myocardial infarction on Friday August 16th 2019. 

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Three to four hundred thousand people annually lose feet and legs in Pakistan due to diabetic foot ulcers-Prof. Abdul Basit

KARACHI: Like elsewhere in the World, amputation of lower limbs due to diabetes is the leading cause of disability in Pakistan where according to an estimate, three to four hundred thousand people are annually losing their feet and legs because of ‘diabetic foot ulcers’, which is a serious but preventable cause of lower limb amputations.

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