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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 …

Press Release: JPMS is Now an Official Partner of Public Health Perspective (PHP) Newsletter, Nepal

July 1, 2012 – 6:11 PM | 5 Comments

Public Health Perspective (PHP) is the first online public health newsletter of Nepal. It is a monthly newsletter that provides information about national and global health, health policy, public health events, disease outbreaks, epidemiological investigations …

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 …

Mysterious Common Krait Snake: Some Lessons to be Learnt

June 3, 2012 – 2:02 AM | 9 Comments

In the early dawn of August 14, 2011 when a 32 years old male patient was admitted in the second largest Medical College Hospital of Kolkata, India, with the complaints of “abdominal pain”. This patient was …

Facebook Depression! Is it Real or Just a Cliche?

May 31, 2012 – 10:35 AM |

The present decade has witnessed an exponential group in the number of social media users. Facebook alone has an estimated over 500 million users. With these staggering figures, it becomes clear right at the onset …

From a Doctor to a Soldier…

May 28, 2012 – 12:19 AM | 9 Comments

May  2010, Bankura, India –A head injury patient lay in the emergency room  just on intravenous fluids for the second day. He did not even have the pension money to do CT scan at government subsidised …

The Medicine Behind Head Injury in Football.

May 27, 2012 – 11:59 PM |

Football undoubtedly is the most popular sport around the globe and the talk of head injury associated with it is indeed a cause of great concern.  Yes, football causes head injury and the scientific name …

Cardiac Defibrillators in Football, a High Time to Act

May 26, 2012 – 12:40 PM | 7 Comments

Touted by the high number of sudden cardiac arrests and deaths in recent years, as well as a few high profile player collapses in the football field, FIFA (International Football Association) has declared in Budapest …

Is Vitamin D an Effective Supplementary Agent in TB?

May 26, 2012 – 12:35 PM | 3 Comments

Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of infectious mortality worldwide. Use of a single agent rapidly leads to drug resistance, which is the rationale for multidrug regimen. However, multidrug resistant (MDR) TB is becoming …

To Give or Not to Give? Statins for Primary Prevention

May 24, 2012 – 7:17 PM |

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. The role of statin therapy in reducing the recurrence of Myocardial Infarction (MI) after an episode (secondary prevention) and in reducing the risk in patients with risk …