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Our Quest for Perfection: The End is Just a New Beginning

August 10, 2012 – 7:21 PM | 9 Comments

Perfection is a very fluid concept. We haven’t seen it, we can’t describe it, and we can’t realize it; of this we are all aware. And yet, ‘achieving perfection’ is an aspiration above all others, …

Public Health Blues

August 10, 2012 – 5:23 PM | 3 Comments

As per the old adage “Health is Wealth”, there is no doubt that healthy individuals are more successful in all walks of life. A body that is already struggling with psychological or physiological stress cannot …

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

August 10, 2012 – 4:58 PM | 5 Comments

Before entering into post-graduate studies the term ‘health’ just meant to me ‘not having the disease’ and ‘disease’ was just an unusual experience of life and if got sick the target was to get treated, …

Is it Time to Let the Standing “Anatomical Man” Lie Down Supine?

August 9, 2012 – 12:32 AM | 18 Comments

Early in the course of one’s life as an undergraduate medical student, one gets exposed to the basics of human anatomy. This exposure invariably begins with an introduction to topographical anatomy. Looking back, every medical …

Challenges in Global Health: Developing Countries Needs Distinctive Overhaul

August 9, 2012 – 12:10 AM | 71 Comments

Retraction Notice: The contest article titled: “Challenges in Global Health: Developing Countries Needs Distinctive Overhaulhad” which was published on 11th of Aug, 2012, has been retracted on 21th of  Sept, 2012 . This article was retracted unanimously by the …

Important Principles to Follow as a Doctor

August 8, 2012 – 3:46 AM |

Medical profession is considered as one of the most noble, as well as, the most demanding profession. It is rather a complete lifestyle and requires an extra amount of effort on the part of a …

Medical Brain Drain from Africa

August 8, 2012 – 1:24 AM | 6 Comments

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), 1500 women die everyday from pregnancy or childbirth related complications1. This simply means that before even a minute elapsed (57.6 seconds), a woman has died due to the above …

Burnt Life-style of a Doctor; Our True Disposition

August 7, 2012 – 6:09 AM | One Comment

The image that springs to one’s mind with the word “Doctor” is usually of a middle age man or a woman in a white coat with a stethoscope around the neck, hair tucked in a …

Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) in Under Five Years Old Children and Service Delivery Mechanism in Nepal

August 6, 2012 – 1:02 AM | 105 Comments

Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2011, demonstrates that 41 percent of children under five in Nepal are stunted, 11 percent are wasted, and 29 percent were underweight. It also shows that the distribution of …

The Philosophy of Bruce Lee – How Medical Students can Benefit

August 5, 2012 – 6:27 PM | One Comment

We’ve all been there: Watching a consultant drive off at 5 O’ clock in his brand new jag as he starts his long weekend playing golf never ceases to be an enticing idea, but along …

Let’s Save Lives – Learning from Our Mistakes

August 5, 2012 – 1:30 AM |

Every day the newspapers and news channels are plastered with the tales on medical errors which are quite preventable.  Be it operation of a wrong limb of a child or be it the blood transfusion …

A Cradle or a Grave – Importance of Breast Feeding

August 4, 2012 – 5:49 AM | 3 Comments

“A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warm in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence.  Breastfeeding satisfies all three.”  ~Grantly Dick-Read
 

Experiences of a Mauritian as a Foreign Medical Student in Pakistan

August 4, 2012 – 3:39 AM | 46 Comments

‘‘Did I make the right choice after all?’’
‘‘Would I ever be capable of handling so much? ’’
After nearly five years, those nagging whispers sometimes still anxiously echo within my head…
Silent tears would roll down my …