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Pak Dental Community at APDC Dubai

Dubai – June : Asia Pacific Dental Federation organized their 36th Annual Asia Pacific Dental Congress (APDC) at the Dubai World Trade Center, U.A.E. Asia Pacific Dental Federation (APDF) officially formed in 1955, presently a federation comprising of 27 countries, is the official organization in Asia working for the uplift of oral and dental health….

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Philippines urges Muslims to abort Hajj

MANILA: The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there. About 6,500 Filipinos who are set to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage in October are being urged to go next year instead, when the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)…

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FDI India to show 8 Pakistani researches

Pakistani Studies to be featured at FDI Congress India The FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2014 to be hosted by the Indian Dental Association this year in New Delhi, India from 11-14 September, marks one of the main events of 2014 which is expected to gather more than 10,000 visitors from around the globe. Research…

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The "Indiana Jones" of Periodontics

The world’s most adventurous Periodontist. Dr. Axel Spahr swims with sharks, fights giant baboons & has served the German Special Forces Sydney Dental Hospital’s Professor Axel Spahr would resent the suggestion, but he is dentistry’s Indiana Jones. Besides researching, teaching and treating patients, he has fought off giant baboons, swum with great white sharks, served…

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Anti Depressants called back by GSK

  The Irish Medicines Board has confirmed that a number of batches of an anti-depressant drug being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline had been placed on the Irish market. The recall was ordered following a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration. It said the active ingredient for the drug, manufactured in Co Cork, may have…

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UN fears further Spread of Polio

GENEVA: About 50,000 Pakistanis have crossed into eastern Afghanistan to escape air strikes over the past 10 days and 435,000 have fled within their homeland, which could fuel the spread of polio as many are not vaccinated, UN agencies said. Pakistan’s military gave residents of North Waziristan until the end of Monday to leave the…

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Pakistan Sweeps APDC Elections in Dubai

Dubai: At the recently concluded Asia Pacific Dental Congress, all three contesting candidates from Pakistan won their seats. Drs Asif Arain and Anwar Saeed successfully defended their Vice President and Chairman Public Health seats respectively.  Dr Mahmood Shah who also contested the elections was able to win to become the new Chairman of Oral Diseases…


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