Eating ultra-processed food can make you prone to 32 diseases: Study

ISLAMABAD, Feb 29 (APP):Regular consumption of ultra-processed foods may increase your risk of 32 diseases including cancer, heart and lung conditions, mental health disorders, and even early death, according to a large study. Ultra-processed foods, including packaged baked goods and snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals, and ready-to-eat or heat products, undergo multiple industrial processes and… Continue reading Eating ultra-processed food can make you prone to 32 diseases: Study

Seminar on mental health held at IUB

BAHAWALPUR, Feb 11 (APP):Under the auspices of the Applied Psychology Department at Islamia University Bahawalpur, a seminar was organized to raise awareness about mental health and the dangers of smoking. According to a press release issued here Sunday, the Applied Psychology Department of Islamia University Bahawalpur organized a seminar at the Bahawalnagar Campus of IUB… Continue reading Seminar on mental health held at IUB

Shania Khan visits Quetta Central Jail

QUETTA, Jan 29 (APP):Caretaker Adviser to Chief Minister of Balochistan for the Department of Social Welfare and Women’s Development Shania Khan visited the Quetta Central Jail on Monday. Director General Social Welfare Government of Balochistan Tariq Javed Mengal was also present on this occasion. During the visit, the clothes of the male and female prisoners… Continue reading Shania Khan visits Quetta Central Jail

Shaista highlights changing lifestyle of women

SUKKUR, Jan 19 (APP): Prominent social activist Shaista Khoso Friday emphasized the significance of physical exercise for women, underscoring its heightened importance in the present era. Speaking at an event here, she highlighted the crucial role fitness centers play in promoting women’s health. She stressed the link between the economic and social empowerment of women… Continue reading Shaista highlights changing lifestyle of women

President calls for national policy to address mental health issues

ISLAMABAD, Nov 28 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday emphasized the need for formulation of a national policy to address the mental health issues as 24% population of the country was suffering from various mental health problems. He stressed upon an institutional framework and public-private partnership to provide mental health services to the people. The… Continue reading President calls for national policy to address mental health issues

Late breast cancer diagnosis causes 44,000 deaths annually in Pakistan: Begum Alvi

ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (APP): First Lady Begum Samina Alvi on Sunday said that nearly 44,000 women died of breast cancer every year in Pakistan due to late diagnosis and stressed that thousands of women and their families could be saved if it was diagnosed at an earlier stage with chances of survival up to 98… Continue reading Late breast cancer diagnosis causes 44,000 deaths annually in Pakistan: Begum Alvi

CM inaugurate first Institute of Mental Health Sciences in KP

PESHAWAR, Nov 02 (APP):The Caretaker Chief Minister, Azam Khan, inaugurated the first Institute of Mental Health Sciences in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday. The establishment of the institute has incurred a total cost of 2.52 billion rupees, making it the first of its kind and unique in the province. The institute will feature an emergency unit,… Continue reading CM inaugurate first Institute of Mental Health Sciences in KP

Begum Samina Arif Alvi is being presented with memento during the interactive dialogue Session on Breast Cancer Awareness, Mental Health and Inclusion of Differently Abled Persons organized by World Health Organization, at Hamdard University

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PM launches mental health App, helpline

ISLAMABAD, Apr 7 (APP):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday launched a mobile application and helpline to address the issues related to mental health. The App titled “Humraaz” and toll-free helpline 1166 would provide free mental health assistance to the people. “On this World Health Day today, I am pleased to announce the launch of Government’s… Continue reading PM launches mental health App, helpline

President for integrated approach to address mental health issues

President Dr Arif Alvi chairing a follow-up meeting on mental health, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad, on 09-03-2023.

ISLAMABAD, Mar 09 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said that mental health illness was a major challenge and it required an integrated approach by all stakeholders, including relevant Ministries, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, NGOs, psychiatric associations and civil society to cater to the mental health needs of the country. He highlighted that 24 percent… Continue reading President for integrated approach to address mental health issues

President for joint efforts to prevent mental health disorders

ISLAMABAD, Feb 28 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday called for joint efforts by stakeholders including the federal and provincial governments, the community and health professionals to work for the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders. He said that it was a matter of serious concern that 24 percent of the country’s population… Continue reading President for joint efforts to prevent mental health disorders

President for integrated efforts on mental health initiatives

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday stressed the need for integrating the initiatives taken by various public departments to address the challenges pertaining to mental health. Chairing a follow-up meeting on mental health, he said the initiatives on mental health taken by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Planning and Development… Continue reading President for integrated efforts on mental health initiatives

President for an integrated national mental health helpline

ISLAMABAD, Dec 20 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday emphasised the need to set up an integrated, effective and standardized national-level mental health helpline to provide mental health services and counseling at the grassroots level. The president, chairing a follow-up meeting on mental health here, said a coordinated, sound, and singular approach at the… Continue reading President for an integrated national mental health helpline

President for a committee to develop mental health helpline

ISLAMABAD, Nov 7: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday suggested that a committee might be constituted by the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination on mental health to provide counselling and services to those people who were facing mental health issues or disorders. The committee comprising members from the public and private stakeholders… Continue reading President for a committee to develop mental health helpline

Begum Alvi stresses early diagnosis to up Pakistan’s 50 percent breast cancer survival rate

ISLAMABAD, Nov 2 (APP): Begum Samina Alvi, wife of President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said one in nine women in Pakistan faced the risk of breast cancer and stressed early diagnosis as the best way to recovery. Speaking at the breast cancer awareness event held here at Health Services Academy, she said 90,000 to… Continue reading Begum Alvi stresses early diagnosis to up Pakistan’s 50 percent breast cancer survival rate

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