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Poor health services increasing induced abortion cases
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Poor health services increasing induced abortion cases

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD- According to two studies – Poor family planning services at the state level are forcing women to turn to untrained service providers, mostly in the private sector, for induced abortions. The national research studies on “Induced Abortions and Unintended Pregnancies in Pakistan-2012” and “Investigating the Low Patterns of Modern Contraceptive…

Energy Drink Consumption Correlated With Unhealthy Behaviors
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Energy Drink Consumption Correlated With Unhealthy Behaviors

By Dr Marium Azfar, HoD Community Dentistry, SSCMS The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. The intake of energy drinks continues to increase, as more products are introduced to the market. While energy drinks are…

Energy Drink Consumption Correlated With Unhealthy Behaviors
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Energy Drink Consumption Correlated With Unhealthy Behaviors

By Dr Marium Azfar, HoD Community Dentistry, SSCMS The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. The intake of energy drinks continues to increase, as more products are introduced to the market. While energy drinks are…

PDA Congress to be the biggest ever: Dr Asif Arain
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PDA Congress to be the biggest ever: Dr Asif Arain

Dr Asif Arain, Chairman of the 12th International and 32ndNational Dental Congress on Multi-disciplinary Approach in Dentistry, said that the congress is being hosted by PDA Sindh and Karachi. Dr Arain who also enjoys the status of Vice President of APDF/ APRO and the Director of International College of Continuing Dental Education (ICCDE), was recently…

A Dialogue with Dr Aqeel Shaikh
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A Dialogue with Dr Aqeel Shaikh

Dr Aqeel Ahmed Shaikh is one of the renowned dental surgeons in Pakistan, who served the country passionately and made great accomplishments as an Associate Professor of the prestigious Karachi Medical & Dental College (KMDC) since 1993 to date. Dr Aqeel did his graduation from LMC in 1991 and in 2001 his post-graduation – MCPS…

Exclusive Interview with Dr Gul-e-Lala Azhar
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Exclusive Interview with Dr Gul-e-Lala Azhar

Dr Gulelala Azhar is one of Pakistan’s brightest upcoming dental stars. She is a graduate of the Islamic International Dental College, and went on to do her M.Med.SCI in Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious University of Sheffield’ UK. She is one of the few dentists of Pakistan who is now fully trained to work with…

Experiences of a Foreign Dental Student in Pakistan
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Experiences of a Foreign Dental Student in Pakistan

Becoming a dental surgeon was not as easy and straightforward as I had hoped it to be when I first enrolled into Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC). This was especially true for someone who flew all the way to Pakistan sacrificing, the comfort of her own home and norms.  Adapting to the frequent power outages…

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Hepatits A & E spreading through drinking water

  Standing in the hospital corridor silently, with the blood reports of his 21 years old son, he realized that the coming years of his son’s life will be filled with pain, sadness and illness. His son started experimenting different drugs early in his life and although he was able to fully recover from his…

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Dental Curriculum – Is it time for change?

  Karachi, Pakistan: The Medical and Dental Council of Bangladesh has recently approved a new curriculum for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme, by extending their four-year programme to a duration of five years. The decision was taken in Dhaka to improve the knowledge-base, skill-set and global accreditation of Dental graduates in Bangladesh. In…

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