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Skeptic News: Police officer latest victim of anti-vaccination violence in Pakistan

Gunmen shot and killed a police officer assigned to safeguard a poliovaccination team in the northwest city of Mardan on Tuesday, the latest in a pattern of attacks that have jeopardized efforts to rein in the disease in the South Asian nation. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Exorcisms in Pakistan

Yesterday, the police found a body that had been pierced by needles over a hundred times. The girl’s bones were fractured by repeated blows to her limbs, and then burned with a hot iron rod. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Polio workers come under fresh attack in Pakistan

Health workers administering polio vaccinations came under fresh attack in Pakistan on Wednesday, a troubling development in a nation that remains one of three in the world where the disease has yet to be eradicated. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Polio’s Final Strongholds: Where People Mistrust Vaccination

Special challenges have become apparent in three nations where polio remains endemic: Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. But in Pakistan, a renewed effort to tackle misperceptions about the vaccine appears to be working, say experts speaking this week at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: A million children miss polio vaccination

Around one million children across the country could not be administered polio vaccine drops during the three-day National Immunization Days in Pakistan Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Pakistan derecognises TCM Unis

Pakistan medical authorities to derecognise Traditional Chinese Medicine Universities. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Fraud healer arrested for rape and blackmail

Shahzad Town police arrested a self-styled spiritual healer on Tuesday for raping and blackmailing women brought to him for treatment of their psychological problems Continue reading

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