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Expert stresses awareness of migraine

Health care The Women Journal

Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences (PINS) Head Dr. Khalid Mahmood has said that the issue of headache where an individual encounters torment on one side of the head can likewise happen everywhere throughout the head and eyes in extreme cases. He
'Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences (PINS) Head Dr. Khalid Mahmood has said that the issue of headache where an individual encounters torment on one side of the head can likewise happen everywhere throughout the head and eyes in extreme cases. He communicated these perspectives regarding World Brain Day being set apart on July 22 over the world. He called attention to that each seventh resident in the nation is a patient of this migraine issue and everybody should offer significance to this issue from the very first moment. The PINS head disclosed that when contrasted with men, ladies are bound to be determined to have a headache. “It is the need of great importance that media and specialists assume their job in making mindfulness among the general society on this genuine therapeutic issue.” Headache influences one of every seven individuals around the globe and, together with other cerebral pain issue; it is one of the main sources of incapacity around the world. Regardless of its unavoidable effect, headache keeps on being inconceivably under-perceived, under-analyzed and under-treated. He discussed the reasons for headache and said that a piece of the issue originates from an unequal eating regimen, commotion contamination, aggravating light, mutilated discussion, neck agony, melancholy and sensitivity from any eatable nourishment. Dr. Mahmood said that ladies are of the propensity for not taking quick notice of agony into equal parts side of their head thus the headache issue increments with the progression of time, at last prompting hazardous issues. He further said that men who smoke and drink mixed beverages are bound to be determined to have the turmoil and such patients should forsake their propensities right away. While discussing the side effects of headache, he said that consideration ought to be given to shortcoming in one leg or arm and vision inconveniences. “Headache patients get themselves unfit to work appropriately because of shortcoming and MRI sweeps become fundamental.” He explained that at whatever point a patient encounters such shortcoming, it is required that they promptly get a CT sweep or MRI output led with the goal that unmistakable analysis can surface, and legitimate restorative treatment can begin. He instructed that patients regarding headache ought not to skirt their morning meal. They ought not to depend on taking tea and espresso and also evade sustenances with amino acids. “Nourishments with a great deal of amino acids incorporate meat, cheddar, coke, peanuts, and chocolate. Such sustenances ought to be stayed away from.” He included that quick treatment of headache should begin so different entanglements can be stayed away from. He likewise proposed for patients of a headache to get their circulatory strain checked consistently and dodge administrations from quack-run centers.'

PTI shows solidarity with protesting nurses

Health care The Women Journal

PTI’s parliamentarians have indicated solidarity with the medical caretakers whose walk towards the Sindh Chief Minister House was scattered fiercely by the police who utilized water guns and batons. At a question and answer session held at the
'PTI’s parliamentarians have indicated solidarity with the medical caretakers whose walk towards the Sindh Chief Minister House was scattered fiercely by the police who utilized water guns and batons. At a question and answer session held at the Insaf House Karachi, PTI MPAs Saeed Afridi, Raza Azhar, Arsalan Taj, and Rabistan Khan said that “the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sindh government had at long last uncovered their genuine nature by tormenting quiet protestors, a large portion of whom ladies were”. They said that the PPP’s Sindh government was essentially in charge of the police’s frightful treatment of the medical caretakers, who were calmly requesting a pay increment and reclamation of administration structure. They added this just served to feature how PPP was against the tranquil congregations of individuals. “It is grievous and condemnable and the PTI remains with the challenging attendants,” Afridi stated, including that each native reserved the option to raise their voice, and the PPP’s mercilessness was unjustified and obtuse. He asserted that the Sindh government was not satisfying its guarantees to the medical attendants, and that was the reason they had looked for the PTI’s help. Taj said PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari depicted himself as a campaigner for human rights, however, the administration of his gathering tormented serene dissidents.'

Social grants must be spent on children – not loans

Health care Talk of the Town

Some parents, both natural and foster, have been stating their child support and foster care grants as income when applying for loans, and at least one money lender was happy to go along with that.
'Some parents, both natural and foster, have been stating their child support and foster care grants as income when applying for loans, and at least one money lender was happy to go along with that.SPEND ON A CHILD, NOT ON A LOAN: Apparently it had to be said – child and foster care grants are not general income Image: Supplied But the National Consumer Tribunal made a finding this week that those grants are to be used solely for the benefit of “third parties” – in other words, the children in those adults’ care.The tribunal handed down a judgment in favour of the National Credit Regulator (NCR) against a Humansdorp micro lender trading as JMK Cash Loans, finding them guilty of a host of illegal practices, including: Charging excessive interest – more than 30% per month, when the legal limit is 5% per month for six months; Retaining their clients’ Sassa and bank cards along with their PIN codes; Operating despite their registration with the NCR having lapsed; and Not conducting affordability checks.The business was ordered to pay a fine of R800,000 within 30 days. “It appears that (JMK Cash Loans) has ignored the requirements of the National Credit Act and exploited consumers who appear to lack knowledge about their consumer rights,” the tribunal said in its judgment.It emerged during the joint investigation by Sassa, the Hawks and the Eastern Cape’s consumer protection office that child support and foster care social grants were being regarded as loan applicants’ income. “This judgment clarifies that child support and foster care social grants are not to be used as consumer income in credit applications,” said the NCR’s CEO, Nomsa Motshegare. “Credit providers are warned to observe this judgment.” BY Wendy Knowler- TimesLIVE Source: TMG Digital . The post Social grants must be spent on children – not loans appeared first on Talk of the Town .'

Johnny Clegg Laid To Rest At Private Ceremony In Johannesburg

Health care iAfrica.com

Johnny Clegg was on Wednesday laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by his family and some of his band members.The family was expected to share details of a public memorial service on Thursday.The 66-year-old musician and anthropologist,
'Johnny Clegg was on Wednesday laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by his family and some of his band members.The family was expected to share details of a public memorial service on Thursday.The 66-year-old musician and anthropologist, dubbed the “White Zulu”, passed away on Tuesday after battling pancreatic cancer.Described as a unifier who fought against apartheid through his music and teachings, Clegg was honoured worldwide. “He brought people together at that time when everything was closed and monitored, and everything was discouraged and dark.He was really a breath of fresh air,” said his colleague and friend professor David Coplan.EWN . The post Johnny Clegg Laid To Rest At Private Ceremony In Johannesburg appeared first on iAfrica.com .'

Here’s how long patients wait to get assistance at Gauteng hospitals

Health care The South African

Most of these hospitals service poor communities who cannot afford the private option.
'It is daunting to even consider a visit to the hospital in South Africa. Mounting problems faced by our healthcare system makes a day at the hospital a sick and tiring experience. However, fewer provinces have it as bad as Gauteng hospitals do. One of the key changes Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, is tasked with bringing forth is the improvement of the province’s public healthcare system. Problems faced by hospitals in Gauteng It is no exaggeration that hundreds of patients are forced to wait hours on end to receive medical attention. The reasons for this vary, based on each hospital’s limitations. Some struggle with major staff shortages, while others simply do not have adequate resources to accommodate a certain number of patients at a time. The biggest problem, according to the DA’s Jack Bloom, is the provincial health department’s failure to shorten waiting times for all classes of patients. Bloom has been critical of Makhura’s negligence of the real situation faced by many Gauteng hospitals. In response to Makhura’s State of the Province Address (SOPA), he noted that the Premier only recognised four hospitals that need special intervention. The worst performing Gauteng hospitals According to Bloom, this number is ignorantly lower than it should be. He revealed that these are the hospitals that require immediate intervention: Mamelodi Hospital Sebokeng Hospital Bheki Mlangeni Hospital Jubilee District Hospital Thelle Mogoerane Hospital George Mukhari Hospital Tambo Memorial Hospital Tembisa Hospital While there are others with similar problems, these Gauteng hospitals are regarded the worst in terms of assisting Priority 2 patients, or as Bloom terms it, the ‘walking wounded’. What’s the average waiting period at these hospitals? Steve Biko Hospital was used as an example to assess the average waiting period for patients of this nature to receive assistance. In an oral reply to Bloom’s questions, Gauteng Health MEC, Bandile Masuku, revealed that this is the time it takes for a patient to receive medical attention: Time to register after arrival at hospital: two hours average Time to see a doctor: two hours, 46 minutes Time to collect medicine: one hour, 58 minutes That totals about six hours, 44 minutes for a Priority 2 patient to receive medical assistance at Gauteng hospitals, on average. Bloom challenged the provincial health department to reduce the waiting periods for patients who need medical attention. “Masuku says that more use will be made of scheduled appointment times, patients will be down-referred to other hospitals and clinics, and the CCMDD (Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution) programme will be expanded to deliver medicines to chronic patients. “I agree that pressure needs to be taken off the Steve Biko Hospital, but this requires upgraded alternative health facilities, otherwise people will continue to bypass them. The hospital needs to fill staff vacancies, fix broken equipment and use technology to become more efficient,” he said.'