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World Hepatitis Day
Walk in PHRC Research Centre, Faisalabad Medical University to  create awareness regarding Hepatitis  ( Screening,Precautions and Treatment) lead by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Alfareed Zafar.
  43rd Annual Post Graduate Training Course (PGTC) at Nuclear Institute of Agriculture and Biology– 02-13/11/2015
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Group photo of the participants of 43rd PGTC along with Director NIAB, Cheif Organizer and the facilitators of the course.

One day Workshop on Ethical Challenges in Biomedical Research–23/5/15

One day workshop on “Ethical Challenges in Biomedical Research” was conducted int the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore in collaboration with Pakistan Medical Research Council, Research Centre, Faisalabad on 23 May 2015. The event was very well attended by the participants from variety of backgrounds. An outstanding feedback was given by the participants at the end of workshop.
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Hands-on-Workshop on EndNote–April 10 & 14, 2015

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Centre Incharge, PMRC Research Centre, Faisalabad is facilitating in a workshop on the topic of “EndNote X5: Bibliography made easy”. First one day workshop was help on 10 April 2015, while another one day workshop was conducted on 14 April 2015 in IT department, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad. One CME point was given by PMDC for each of the workshop to the participants.


Hands-on-Workshop on EndNote–April 10, 2015

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Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Ethics

Mr. Faiz Ahmed Raza (Senior Research Officer/Centre Incharge) has recently passed final examination for Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Biomedical Ethics from Centre for Bioethics and Culture-Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (CBEC-SIUT), Karachi.

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Photograph of the researcher during Module-IV of PGD at CBEC-SIUT with Dr. Adeeb ul Hasan Rizvi, Head Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation and Dr. Kolambage Sumanasiri Hewa (PGD candidate) from Sri Lanka.


Sheesha smoking hooks more Pakistani students ISLAMABAD: One-fifth of college and University students in Pakistan – aged from 20 to 25 years — are addicted to smoking sheesha, a form of hookah-smoking with a flavoured tobacco, a study has found. The study by the Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC) said the prevalence of sheesha-smoking among such students across the country was 19.7 per cent, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported. According to a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2005, sheesha smoke has high concentrations of toxic compounds like carbon monoxide, heavy metals, cancer-causing chemicals and potentially addictive levels of nicotine. Experts say sheesha happens to be more dangerous than cigarettes as it contains 40 per cent tobacco and 60 per cent flavour. The report said that over 57 per cent youngsters start smoking sheesha at the age of 17 to 18 years. The highest trend of sheesha smoking among students was 28 per cent in the capital. The study said engineering students smoke the most, at 29 per cent. About 12 per cent smoked in sheesha cafes, and flavours like double apple and mint were very popular. Even as experts say that one sheesha smoking session equals up to 100 cigarettes, around 12 per cent students said sheesha was less harmful than cigarette smoking. PMRC executive director Huma Qureshi said awareness regarding sheesha smoking was “tremendously low” in the country. In a report in the Daily Times, Tajammul Baig, a senior doctor at the Civil Hospital Karachi, said smoking sheesha could be a major cause for lung cancer. “In a session, a sheesha smoker inhales tobacco equal to up to 100 cigarettes, which is not even consumed by a chain smoker of cigarettes per day,” Baig said. Cigarette smokers typically take eight to 12 puffs over five to seven minutes, inhaling 0.5 to 0.6 litre of smoke. In contrast, sheesha sessions last 20-80 minutes, during which the smoker may take around 50 puffs, each one ranging from 0.15 to one litre each. Story First Published: June 09, 2013 15:43 IST (Source: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/sheesha-smoking-hooks-more-pakistani-students-377245) ________________________________________________________________ Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

7fa6cc75bcdcb60e300f6a70670028c3 It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby’s basinet. But federal health regulators are just now deciding whether triclosan — the germ-killing ingredient found in an estimated 75 percent of antibacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. — is ineffective, or worse, harmful. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to deliver a review this year of whether triclosan is safe. The ruling, which will determine whether triclosan continues to be used in household cleaners, could have implications for a $1 billion industry that includes hundreds of antibacterial products from toothpaste to toys. read full story ________________________________________________________________ Visit of Executive Director PMRC to Research Center Faisalabad (Feb-01, 2012) Dr Huma Qureshi, Executive Director Pakistan Medical Research Council, visited the Research Center in Faisalabad dated February-01, 2012.

DSC01900The executive director PMRC and Dr Riaz Hussain Dab (former principal PMC) inaugurating site for PMRC Research Center building.

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