Archives / 2014 / August

Cheap and compact medical testing

Harvard researchers develop simple detector that could be used worldwide Harvard researchers have created an inexpensive detector that can be used by health care workers in the world’s poorest areas to monitor diabetes, detect malaria, discover environmental pollutants, and perform tests that now are done by machines costing tens of thousands of dollars. The device, already in field trials in Indi ...[Read More]

Alzheimer’s disease: Prevention is the only option

Awareness and Prevention Series | Guest post by Dr Farhan Subhani The Alzheimer’s disease was firstly explained in 1906 by Alois Alzheimer, a German doctor. The basic pathology was also defined by him. It is a loss of memory and executive functions of brain which mostly affect elderly but patients in early 40s are also known in good number. Every loss of memory case is not of Alzheimer’s. Loss of ...[Read More]

Healthcare in Pakistan: No one cares because they’re not taught to

No civilization would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilising factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other. — Hannah Arendt. By Dr Arif Mahmood Grey slacks, blue button-down oxford shirts: this ...[Read More]