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Yet Another War: Emergence of Drug Resistant Strains of Organisms

July 18, 2012 – 12:05 AM | 6 Comments

This era is recognized as a paradigm of medical advancements with a solution to every other ailment. The battle of pathogenicity vs. remedy ran step by step with the evolution of mankind and there was no …

Health Care for the Underprivileged

July 17, 2012 – 1:43 PM |

My first brush with the public health field came in the second year of medical school, when we were appointed to work in the Pulse Polio program. Since we were taught Community Medicine as part …

Avoiding Medical Errors

July 15, 2012 – 1:32 AM | One Comment

Medical errors occur at disturbingly high rates that have contributed in failing the standard of care of the health care system. Although the frequency of such errors is divisive, it is well known that errors …

The Obstacles of Studying Reproductive Health

July 14, 2012 – 8:56 PM | One Comment

In the early 1900’s, undertaking a scientific investigation was not markedly different from being a journalist operating in a totalitarian state. Agonizing measures had to be taken to circumvent established social and cultural norms, often …

Acute Appendicitis: No More a Synonym for Appendicectomy?

July 12, 2012 – 7:10 AM | 8 Comments

Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen requiring surgical intervention. It occurs in 7% of population and around 250,000 cases of acute appendicitis are reported in the United States, each year. This …

Becoming Better Doctors

July 8, 2012 – 5:36 AM | 24 Comments

There are few professions in the world as fascinating as a doctor’s. The reason being its association with the wonderment called life. And while a physicist plays his part carrying the human race technologically forward, …

Lifestyle of a Doctor: Burnout and Social and Family Issues

July 4, 2012 – 4:00 PM | 13 Comments

Like any other regular day, my eyes barely open, hair unkempt, keeping an apron on just to ensure my identity and enforce my pitiful authority, I rush towards the door and right into the wards …

Health is Hope and Hope is Everything!

July 2, 2012 – 7:48 PM | 13 Comments

‘The first wealth is health’ is a famous quote said by Sir Emerson. We live in a super-fast age. The Internet has shrunk the world dramatically and people are connected all the time. Multitasking is …

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and the Illusions of Media

July 1, 2012 – 9:04 PM | 4 Comments

When we talk regarding Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) there are two really important things about evidence, first is the output if something is good for you or bad for you and that’s the thing that …

E-learning: How Important it is for the Medical Schools?

June 27, 2012 – 9:02 AM | 3 Comments

Technological and social drifts taking place in recent years are influencing the ways of presenting and transferring knowledge from one generation to the other. Today, Continuous Medical Education (CME) is an essential component, because the …

History Taking is Vital for the Diagnosis of Common Krait Snakebite.

June 16, 2012 – 7:15 PM | 3 Comments

Early in the autumn of 2009, a child in his early teens was brought to the Emergency Room of a private hospital in Mecheda (a small town in West Bengal, India) with severe convulsions. “Of …

Eat Chocolates, Prevent Heart Attacks!

June 12, 2012 – 4:59 PM | One Comment

Cardiovascular disease ranks first in the worldwide causes of mortality. The rising trend of obesity and clustering of certain risk factors in a population leads to metabolic syndrome which significantly increases the chance of acquiring …

Failure of Directly Observed Treatment Strategy (DOTS): A Setback on “Stopping TB in My Lifetime”?

June 4, 2012 – 7:22 PM | 9 Comments

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major healthcare problems faced by many developing countries across the globe. After the pandemic of HIV, it’s being seen in increasing incidence in the developed countries as well. According …