Illegal Kidney Transplant Gang Arrested In Lahore

North Cantt Police on Friday arrested seven people from Lahore who were involved in an illegal business of kidney transplant. The gang was caught from a rented house situated in Ameer-ud-din Park near Taj Pura. SP Operations Hashmat Kamal told that when police raided at the house a man was lying unconscious on a stretcher for operation.

Police told that the gang has been running this business for one year and they used to sell the kidneys and other organs to foreigners and rich people. Their main buyers are Middle East countries including Saudi Arab, U.A.E, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Syria.

DIG Operation Ghulam Mahmood Dogar told that these criminals used to transplant the kidney for Pk Rs. 700,000 up to one million and they give about 150,000 to 200,000 to the donor. Dr Hanif, gang leader, was also arrested while the Police has seized all the medical instruments during raid.


Balance Between Work And Proper Sleep

Now a days men and women are busy in various activities and do not care about their health. From dawn till dusk they keep themselves busy in work and other activities which keep them away from thinking over their health issues. From one place to another and from one job to the next, they do not bother about rest and leisure. Making more money is their only activity. The first thing they sacrifice is their sleep. They give less time to sleep and consume those sleeping hours sitting on computers doing work. Some people go for party and entertainment after long working hours and ultimately cut short the time to go to bed.

Proper eight hours sleep is very important for our health. Improper sleep has first attack on our memory and then it continuous to affect on other systems of body. Reducing the nighttime sleep and excessive day time sleep affect on our ability to think and process information. It can become a cause of serious diseases like heart attacks, high blood pressure, obesity and psychiatric problems.

To maintain balance between work and proper sleep you have to write down the next day’s to-do list at the end of each workday and then put the items out of your mind until you return to work. Leaving stress at the office also can help improve sleep. Avoid the activities that take you away from sleep like avoid coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate and alcohol close to bedtime. If you will have a proper sleep then you will focus more attentively on work and will spend good and healthy life.


Some Bad Habits Can Increase Your Weight

If you are doing proper exercise and taking normal diet but still not losing weight as more it can be then you must check your daily activities. The study by the Harvard team showed tiny changes in diet and lifestyle can make a big impact. The study focuses on human lifestyle like foods, activity, sleep habits etc.

Taking less calories in food is not a good diet. But a proper selection of food is very important. Foods that added most to weight included daily consumption of potatoes, sugar-sweetened beverages, unprocessed red meats and processed meats. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts, if you increase their intake, you had relative weight loss.

Sleep also played a role. People in the study who got between six and eight hours of sleep were less likely to gain weight over the study period. But people who got less than six hours or more than eight hours tended to gain weight.

And when people increased their physical activity, they tended to gain less weight during the study period. The studies also focused on watching TV. The more you will watch TV the more you will get away of physical activities. So watch less TV and get involve in physical work.


Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer

Cell phone use has risen hugely since they were introduced in the early 1980s, with 5 billion in use today. The experts from World Health Organization (WHO) told that the excessive usage of cell phones can cause cancer or certain types of brain tumors.

A working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said a review of all the available scientific evidence suggested cell phone use should be classified as “possibly carcinogenic.”

Jonathan Samet, chair of the IARC group, said that some evidence suggested a link between an increased risk for glioma, a type of brain cancer, and mobile phone use.

The WHO’s position has been keenly awaited by mobile phone companies and by campaign groups who have raised concerns about whether cell phones might be harmful to health.


First Laser Machine in Pakistan for Prostate Gland Surgery

First prostate gland surgery equipment has become functional at the urology department of the Lahore General Hospital (LGH). The machine purchased at a cost of approximately Rs12 million and it is the first laser machine of its kind installed in Pakistan.

Prof Dr. Ahmed Salman Waris and his team including Dr. Khizer Hayat, Dr. Khalid Hussain and Dr. Fawad Nasrullah successfully conducted the first surgery with this machine on Saturday.

LGH Principal Prof Dr. Tariq Salah-ud-Din says that patients suffering from kidney and bladder diseases now need not to go abroad for treatment as this facility has been provided at LGH free. He says the up-gradation of LGH departments is in progress and best use of funds will be made to enhance facilities at the leading healthcare institution.

2 new medicines for Hepatitis C

100 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C. It normally gets into blood through shared needles, unclean nose pins and sometime through sex.

The standard treatment for this chronic liver disease is a combination of peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, taken for 48 weeks. But fewer than half of people with chronic hepatitis C given this therapy respond to it. But thanks to two new medications, up to 70% of people with hepatitis C may be cured.

Incivek and Victrelis are the 2 new medicines made for the cure of this deadly disease. One of the qualities of these two medicines is that they stick with the virus and stop the process of dividing into many. With these medicines the time period will also will less to cure a patient.

FDA has approved the drug and will be available in the markets very soon.


3-day Mango Expo 2011 in Hyderabad

Mango, “King of Fruits” is one of the most popular and loved fruits worldwide.   The most popular commercial varieties – all different in colors and sizes, and each with a distinct flavor and taste – include Anwar Retol, Dasehri, Langra, Chaunsa, Sindhri, Saharni, Alphonso, Pairi, Fazli and Neelam.

The 3-day Mango Expo 2011 will be held in Hyderabad at Expo Center from June 23 to 25 under the auspices of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

A four member-delegation of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry Dr. M. Fareed Qasim, Saleem Arain, Zaheer Jan and Naeem Aslam visited Mirpurkhas Mango Exhibition and met with Sindh Agriculture Minister Syed Ali Nawaz Shah to seek his support.

The minister assured HCCI delegation of his full support. He also asked the Director General Agriculture Extension Hyderabad to provide full support to organizers of the Mango Expo 2011.


Get Advantage with Summer Fruits


Cucumber was first cultivated in Burma and Thailand. There are more than 100 kinds of cucumbers all over the world. Cucumber is used in so many dishes because of its superb taste. It is recognized as basic ingredient in the Salad. Cucumber contains 96% water in it and it must be a definite part of our daily foods in summer. Cucumber can cause cholera, if water is used instantly after eating it.

Cantaloupe (Garma)
Cantaloupe (Garma) is not only a delicious fruit but an effective medicine. It is stamped as a complete health treasure that makes the body strong. It excretes the stones in the lungs by making it thin day by day. It is matchless in covering Glucose deficiency in our body. Cantaloupe aborts germs which can cause Hepatitis in our body completely. Feet itching at night is another disease which can be easily cured with Cantaloupe in a few days. Complexion of some people get faded due to hot weather, Cantaloupe plays a magical role in solving this problem only in few days.

Grewia (Falsa)

Grewia is a tiny fruit with huge beneficial power. Apparently it appears a small sweet and sour fruit but it actually boast numerous qualities and nutritions that play an awesome role in making someone feel healthy and fresh. Basically Grewia is summer fruit that reduces sun burn affects in the body. Gewia also plays role in curing some fatal diseases such as liver diseases, constipation, heat rashes and Malaria. Fully ripen Grewia is reddish meron in colour and its beautiful colour is really a plus point in increasing appetite. Grewia’s extracts are also supposed to be helpful in curing from Hepatitis and other such diseases.

What is Whipple’s Disease?

You might not have heard the name of Whipple’s disease because it is rare. A bacterium TropHeryma Whipplie causes the disease. The disease was first noticed by the noble prize winner pathologist George Hoyt Whipple in 1907 and was named after him. The common symptoms of whipple’s disease are weight loss, joint pains and diarrhea and anemia. The main cause of the disease is infection by the TropHeryma Whipplie bacterium that damages the mucosal lining of small intestine that stops the absorption of food through the intestines. The disease is reported to be more common in white men in North America. The whipple’s disease can affect the main organs like heart, kidneys and brain and become fatal.

A patient with the symptoms of diarrhea, weight loss and joint pains should consult a doctor. The diagnosis of whipple’s disease is not easy as majority of doctors will be looking for other diseases being unaware of it. It is usually discovered at a terminal stage. The doctors take small tissues from small intestine by endoscopy and the biopsy results lead to diagnosis. The blood tests are also helpful since the patients usually have low count of red blood cells. The albumin concentration is also low in blood samples of patients having whipple’s disease.

The disease is curable by a long course of antibiotics. The patients are usually treated by intravenous injections for fourteen days followed by a course of antibiotics for 1-2 years. The patients in early stages show signs of recovery within weeks. The patient gets relieved from joint pains and Diarrhea and his body weight starts to stabilize.

Mother’s milk helpful in improving baby’s DNA: Research

Mother’s milk was always seen as healthy food for baby, but new studies have shown that it is beneficial in many ways. Researches of University of Illinois have now established that mother’s milk is helpful also in improving DNA and immunity of baby. In a study, 10 babies were breast fed by their mothers and other 12 babies were fed with supplementary foods.

At the end of the study, the researches found that only mother’s milk has the capability to influence baby’s entire body mechanism. The milk also was seen as making significant improvements in DNA and immunity. It was found that mother’s milk protects baby from all kinds of virus and as a result of it the baby leads a healthy and normal life.