Naegleria Fowleri: Brain eating amoeba claimed two more lives in Karachi

The fatal brain eating amoeba has claimed two more lives in Karachi, bringing the total number of deaths caused by Naegleria to three this year. A 37 year old resident of DHA, Farooq Mir expired in Ziauddin Hospital due to Naegleria. Ten days ago, a 40 year old women also … Read more

Naegleria Fowleri- Brain eating amoeba strikes again in Karachi

Naegleria brain eating amoeba is back in karachi

It was a friend’s heart wrenching Facebook status that informed me about first Naegleria victim of 2015 in Karachi a couple of days ago. A young girl Abeera, only child of her parents, apparently went to a famous water park and died after few days. Karachi health services director Dr … Read more

Ebola in Pakistan: How to find and deal with deadly Ebola Virus

ebola virus

As Ebola virus spreads through the world, Pakistan is also at high risk of getting affected by this deadly virus that has no cure, till date. Ebola hemorrhagic fever has caused more than 7,000 deaths so far and the count is rising by every passing day. What is Ebola virus … Read more

Deadly Ebola Virus has arrived in Asia, traces found in Bangladesh

Ebola Virus traces found in Bangladesh

The terrifying hemorrhagic fever known as Ebola virus, or one of its relatives, seems to have made its way into Asia, specifically Bangladesh. Ebola, officially known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe disease caused by the Ebola virus that was first recognized in Africa in 1976. Early symptoms can … Read more

Ban on Shisha Smoking in Sindh

Sheesha Smoking ban in Karachi Sindh

The Deputy Commissioners of all five districts of Karachi have been directed to launch a crackdown campaign against places offering shisha smoking from today by Karachi Commissioner Roshan Ali Shaikh. This is in compliance with Sindh Home department’s imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code banning shisha smoking/selling … Read more

The Dengue Crisis in Punjab

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever has turned into an epidemic in Punjab specially Lahore after heavy rain. Over 2,000 cases had been reported in Lahore only and over 3,000 cases have been reported all over the country. Such a huge number of people become victim to the deadly ailment owing to Punjab government’s … Read more

Successful Genome mapping of First Pakistani

genome mapping

During my graduation the subject that always fascinates me was genetics and later on I enjoyed teaching it too. The genes present in the DNA of every individual are the expression of human life, determining each and every detail from hair color to the health risks possessed by a living … Read more