Category Archives: Movies / Videos (Educational, Medical, etc)

Spinal Implant Helps Paraplegics Regain Some Functions (watch video report)

Spinal Implant Helps Paraplegics Regain Some Functions (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player Severe spinal cord injuries usually lead to total loss of control of lower extremities, as well as bladder, bowel and sexual functions. But scientists at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, say an implanted electrical device is helping the patients […]

Simple Technique Could Mean End of Cervical Cancer (watch video report)

Simple Technique Could Mean End of Cervical Cancer (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player Most people think of malaria, AIDS and childbirth as leading causes of death for women in sub-Saharan Africa. But there’s another killer: Cervical cancer. There is a simple test and technology that can save the lives of women […]

Los Angeles Midwives Promote Home Births (watch video report)

Los Angeles Midwives Promote Home Births (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player LOS ANGELES — Home births in the United States are increasing, although they still account for only one percent of overall deliveries. Los Angeles is one place where there is a rising interest in giving birth at home with the […]

Pakistan Faces Increased Drug Use, AIDS (View Video Report)

Pakistan Faces Increased Drug Use, AIDS (View Video Report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player ISLAMABAD — According to a comprehensive United Nations survey on drug use in Pakistan, some 6.7 million people, or 6 percent of the population, used drugs at least once in 2013. The use of illicit drugs is affecting the South […]

Decisions in France, Belgium Mirror Sharp European Divide Over Euthanasia (watch video report)

Decisions in France, Belgium Mirror Sharp European Divide Over Euthanasia (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player PARIS — A day after Belgian lawmakers approved groundbreaking legislation on child euthanasia, France’s highest court deferred a decision on ending the life of a 38-year-old quadriplegic. Two sharply different outcomes reflect a larger euthanasia debate that […]

US Launches Global Effort to Bolster Outbreak Preparedness (watch video report)

US Launches Global Effort to Bolster Outbreak Preparedness (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player Controlling disease outbreaks that threaten global public health is the goal of a new, 26-nation partnership launched in Washington. The United States is leading a group of countries and international organizations to help improve the world’s ability to […]

Olympics Take Aim at Russia’s Smoking, Drinking Problem (watch video report)

Olympics Take Aim at Russia’s Smoking, Drinking Problem (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player SOCHI, RUSSIA — Organizers at the Winter Olympics in Sochi hope the Games will inspire healthy living in Russia – a country that suffers from high rates of premature deaths due to so-called “lifestyle” factors. Government figures show 400,000 […]

Researchers Identify Major Obstacle to Converting Cells Back to Their Youthful State

Researchers Identify Major Obstacle to Converting Cells Back to Their Youthful State A fundamental axiom of biology used to be that cell fate is a one-way street — once a cell commits to becoming muscle, skin, or blood it always remains muscle, skin, or blood cell. That belief was upended in the past decade when […]

Merck Brings Maternity Program from Poor Nations to US as Deaths Rise

Merck Brings Maternity Program from Poor Nations to US as Deaths Rise NEW YORK — Merck & Co. on Tuesday said it is expanding its “Merck for Mothers” program, which aims to reduce pregnancy-related deaths from impoverished countries such as Senegal and Zambia, to the United States — a stark reminder of how far the country […]

Proposed Pollution Rules Rattle US Power Industry (watch video report)

Proposed Pollution Rules Rattle US Power Industry (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player WASHINGTON — In a march toward the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., a coalition of environment groups and citizen activists rallied for new safeguards on power plants. “We have to limit the causes of climate change,” said marcher […]

Egypt Fights Back Against Syria Polio Outbreak (Watch video report)

Egypt Fights Back Against Syria Polio Outbreak (Watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player CAIRO — Egypt this week joins other countries in the Middle East in ramping up vaccinations against polio.  The move comes as an outbreak in Syria threatens a comeback of the nearly-eradicated disease. As part of the endeavor, Egypt has […]

World’s Largest Solar Plant to Go Online in California (watch video report)

World’s Largest Solar Plant to Go Online in California (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player WASHINGTON — The world’s largest solar thermal plant is set to go online in California by the end of the year. While wind and sun-generated energy are generally considered clean, unlike coal-generated energy, environmentalists now worry that large-scale […]

African Scientist’s Research on Mosquito Swarms Awarded (watch video report)

African Scientist’s Research on Mosquito Swarms Awarded (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player LONDON — A scientist from Burkina Faso has won an award from Britain’s Royal Society for his research on new ways to target mosquito swarms responsible for the spread of malaria. Scientists say it’s vital to develop new tools to […]

Theater Helps Doctors, Nurses Empathize with Breast Cancer Patients (watch video report)

Theater Helps Doctors, Nurses Empathize with Breast Cancer Patients (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player Theater has been used to help people learn about everything from AIDS to mental health issues.  Now a there’s a play to help doctors and nurses understand their patients with breast cancer. It’s the news no woman […]

Polio Outbreak in Syria Prompts Fears of Regional Spread (watch video report)

Polio Outbreak in Syria Prompts Fears of Regional Spread (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player LONDON — An outbreak of polio among children in Syria has the potential to spread rapidly, doctors are warning.  It is Syria’s first polio outbreak in 14 years – and aid agencies have begun emergency vaccination programs. The […]

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  • WHO Urges Pregnant Women to Avoid Rio Olympics
  • WHO Guidelines Aim to Help Millions of Victims of Female Genital Mutilation
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  • Third Decade of LUMS: The Celebration
  • Consultative meeting on art and culture at PU ISCS
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali has assumed the charge of Vice Chancellor, Government College University Faisalabad
  • Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) public notice to de-notify seven universities
  • Postgradute Medical Students Alert: Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PMDC
  • Students Alert: Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PMDC
  • PMDC Approves Increased Admission Seats for Medical Colleges in Punjab
  • Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) for redefining HEC role
  • HIV positive women can have safe offspring after treatment!
  • Scam of bogus attendances of children in schools unearthed in Rawalpindi
  • Gearing up for AIDS-free generation – – AIDS Day celebrated in Lahore
  • Young Doctors Association YDA threatens to stage street show
  • Sisters on strike against Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore Medical Superintendent MS
  • KIPS students awarded at Alhamra Lahore
  • CM takes notice of admission policy of University of Karachi
  • Five new AIDS diagnostic centres in Sindh soon in Sindh
  • Aga Khan University Examination Board hosts annual high achievers awards ceremony
  • Water contamination causes 40% deaths in urban areas: moot told
  • Sindh Culture Day on 7th December 2014
  • Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah tells Education Department to prioritise development schemes
  • World AIDS Day today: Campaign ‘No syringe – need life’ launched