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Ball games could potentially strengthen kids’ bones: Study

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LONDON: Bones of today’s generation are fragile due to poor diet consumption. Kids tend to consume unhealthy junk food while ignoring milk enriched with calcium that could fortify their bones.

On the contrary, parents too are getting occupied professionally and hence they have no time to pay heed to their child’s unhealthy diet.

In such, savants have come up with a solution that would certainly be embraced by kids, a sigh of relief for parents!

They suggested that parents should motivate their children to play ball games (basket ball and foot ball) as this would make their bones stronger.

In point of fact, kids in between the ages of eight to 10 years develop stronger bones, muscles and improved balance, if they will indulge in playing ball games.

Writing in the study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the study senior investigator from the University of Southern Denmark, Peter Krustrup noted that the outcomes demonstrated strong impacts of intense exercise on bone density, muscular strength and balance among school children.

So as to prove this, academics have run through the records of bone and muscle health of around 295 kids for about an annum.

They observed the impacts of normal school physical education (PE) and intense exercise on the participants’ bones.

Their up shots revealed that those, who played intense physical games only for 40 minutes per week, have been reported with up to 45 percent augmented bone density, 15 percent improved balance, whereas 10 percent boosted muscular strength on the whole.

It is pertinent to mention here that exercise in school life is mandatory so as to thwart osteoporosis later in life.

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Chaman: 800 patients treated gratis

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QUETTA: Local administration & Health Dept. have set up a day-long free medical camp here at Tuba Achakzai Dobandi, Killa Abdulla District today. 

Some 800 women, children, and men also received free medicines in the camp that was held on special directive of CM Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal and Health Minister Naseebullah Marri. Deputy Commissioner Chaman Shafqat Shahwani visited the camp and also monitored facilities of the free medical camp and inquire after the patients.
Local people including tribal leader and patients appreciated the health department on arranging free medical camp for needy patients and hoped that free services of treatments would be continued in other respective areas of the province by Health sector for the betterment of common people’s health.

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Big achievement in Robotic Surgery workshop

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KARACHI: A successful robotic surgical procedure was performed for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient hailing from Baluchistan carried out with the removing of her uterus on the concluding day of international multi-disciplinary “robotic surgery” workshop here today. 
She had intractable bleeding acquiring multiple transfusion. The procedure called “hysterectomy in medical parlance was performed at, a 55-year-old lady patient. The patient will be discharged after 24 hours. The benefit of this new type of surgery Robotic surgeons team comprising Prof.Shamim Khan of King’s College London and Dr.Kankipati Shanti Raju from Guys and St Thomas Hospitals London performed the procedure along with a team of highly trained support staff. The robotic technique used during surgery was the first of its kind in the country.
Medical experts have described the successful procedure as a major breakthrough in the field of robotic surgery in Pakistan particularly in the field of gynecology. They said this success will open new vistas of robotic surgery in the country. SIUT had arranged here three-day international workshop discussing the impact and benefit of robotic surgery in the field of urology, general surgery, and gynecology. The three fields were exclusively discussed during the workshop in which live surgery was also conducted for three days and live telecast from OT Complex, Civil Hospital Karachi. The workshop was participated by a team of visiting surgeons from Britain along with surgeons from SIUT and Civil Hospital Karachi.
Surgeons during the workshop also discussed the initial high cost this state of art surgery but were of the opinion that keeping in view parameters of less pain, less loss of blood and a faster recovery as  compared to traditional surgery which became cost effective in long run underscores the need for greater use of robotic surgery in the highly selected centers in Pakistan shared amongst several specialties.

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International Pharmaceutical symposium to be held on Jan 30

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FAISALABAD: Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) will organize one-day 2nd International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences here on January 30.

A spokesman of university told APP here Saturday that GCUF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasir Amin will grace the occasion as chief guest whereas foreigner speaker Associate Prof Dr. Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant Director Phytomedicine & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Excellence Center Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University of Thailand will deliver keynote lecture, he added.

 

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