The Power of Preventive Rheumatology

Introduction

Rheumatic diseases are those diseases which affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. They include many types of arthritis and several other conditions

The branch of medicine that deals with these is called rheumatology, and it has traditionally focused on managing th...

Polio

Polio

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus is contagious and can infect a person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body). It primarily affects children under the age of five.

Although there is no cure...

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a lung infection caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB) mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body such as the spine, brain, or kidneys.

Types of Tuberculosis

Not everyone infected with...

Lung Cancer- Overview

Lung Cancer- Overview

Lung cancer is a cancer that begins in the lungs, usually in the cells of the air passages. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide- more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.

Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, linked to a...

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes

Did you know that one in eleven people have diabetes? If you or someone you know has diabetes, you know that it can be a difficult disease to manage. There is a lot of information about diabetes, and it can be hard to know where to start.

In this guide, ...

OBESITY IN PAKISTAN

OBESITY IN PAKISTAN

A dramatic increase in obesity has been seen in Pakistan in recent years. According to the latest figures by WHO (World Health Organization) 58.1% people of Pakistan are overweight and 43.9% of the population is suffering from obesity Another study finds that if obesity keeps ...