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Cancer on the rise in Pakistan, says study

Cancer

In Pakistan various kinds of cancer have claimed over 91,000 lives in 2013 and an increasing trend was witnessed in new cases of fatality from lung cancer among men and breast cancer among women across the country between 1990 and 2013. Unlike most countries, Pakistan was one of 62 countries in which the age-standardized death rates for all cancers increased …

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Health officials hold suspected Ebola patient at Karachi airport

Health officials hold suspected Ebola patient at Karachi airport

KARACHI (Web Desk): Health officials present at Karachi airport held a patient suspected to be infected with deadly Ebola virus has been admitted at Karachi’s Jinnah hospital. The 47-year-old passenger arrived in Karachi from Liberia via Doha and appeared to be in poor health condition as he made his way out of the international arrival area. After a brief medical …

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Australia to contract private medical firm to fight Ebola

  Australia is contracting a private company to staff and operate an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, Prime Minister Tony Abbot has said. He said Australia would commit A$20m (£11m; $17m) to a 100-bed treatment centre being built by the UK. But he ruled out sending government health workers – most workers would be hired locally with international staff …

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Ebola crisis: Kaci Hickox fights quarantine in Maine

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x28vdah A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will. In a test case for returning US health workers, Kaci Hickox has vowed to leave her home on Thursday if the state does not lift the restrictions. President Barack Obama has been sharply …

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Polio Monitoring Cell not be handed to NDMA

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster and Management Authority (NDMA) will not be handed control of the Polio Monitoring Cell. The meeting of the anti-polio steering committee chaired by State Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar made the decision. The committee stated that eradication of polio was not the NDMA’s mandate nor was it equipped to tackle …

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Ebola outbreak: US advises against quarantine

US medics returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa will be actively monitored but not placed in quarantine under new US health rules. The federal guidelines came after a nurse was put in isolation in a tent in New Jersey, a decision condemned by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Meanwhile, Australia has been criticised for a West Africa visa ban. …

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