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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 …

The Social Aspects and Lifestyles of Physicians

August 4, 2012 – 3:04 AM | 29 Comments

As I was standing in a gray barren field, I smelled the scent of burning incense in air! I tried to recall where was I? I thought I suffered memory loss!  I’d never been here. …

e-Docs !!! Future of Medicine and Fiction

August 4, 2012 – 1:00 AM | 5 Comments

The electric doors of the hospital slid open as Ali walked in supported by his father. He was blind due to an inherited disorder that had plunged many of his ancestors into a dark life. …

Public Health as a Career: South-Asian Perspective

August 3, 2012 – 10:50 PM | 7 Comments

South Asian countries have poor health indicators. Almost every country of this region is suffering from huge burden of infectious diseases. The gradual increase in non-communicable diseases and malignant diseases are complicating the situation. Majority …

The Swiss Cheese Model – Ways to Avoid Mistakes in Hospitals

August 2, 2012 – 6:57 AM |

Human nature is to make errors and doctors are no exceptions. In fact, hospitals are probably the only places, where slip-ups are frequently common. But, it is again in hospitals only, where even a slightest …

Not Another Utopian Dream!

August 2, 2012 – 12:55 AM | One Comment

My mother was suffering from persistent lethargy and slight intermittent chest pain for a couple of weeks, while having a very busy schedule at her office.  Being a first year medical student, I felt a …

Better Future Doctors

July 30, 2012 – 12:22 AM | 6 Comments

Health is surely the greatest wealth but when this wealth starts to go down, only one person pops into our mind and we hurry to go to a doctor, the ultimate solution finder of our …

Semester System for Medical Education

July 29, 2012 – 10:52 PM | 2 Comments

Medical studies especially at the undergraduate level (MBBS) are considered to be one of the most demanding, where students follow a hectic study schedule with a single aim to secure passing marks. While same level …

The Journey of Becoming a Doctor

July 29, 2012 – 5:08 AM | 7 Comments

On my fifth birthday, I decided I wanted to become a doctor. I proudly walked to my mum with small hushed steps and broad lifted shoulders to loudly declare “’ Mum, I want to save …

Naegleria Fowleri, a Rare Amoebic Outbreak in Pakistan – Its Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis and Management

July 28, 2012 – 11:23 PM | One Comment

During this month, eight cases of Naegleria fowleri have been reported in Karachi, Pakistan. Naegleria causes acute Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) which is a fatal disease of brain. It destroys brain tissue quickly, hence also called …

Practicing Pain Free Dentistry – Experiences of a Dentist who goes for a Dental Treatment to Another Dentist

July 28, 2012 – 10:40 PM | 4 Comments

“Please don’t move while I anesthetize you” or “You’re acting like a two year old” – are very common statements used by us dentists. How distracting and irritating is the whining patient to us who …

A Little Walk in The Mountains…

July 27, 2012 – 8:41 PM | One Comment

People always say that when someone is about to die our life flashes before our eyes. Something similar happened to me. I saw my entire career, my 7 years of studying and practicing medicine, flash …