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Stomp Out the Stigma — Speak About Depression

June 14, 2017 – 7:27 PM | One Comment

7th April 2017, recently marked as World Health Day, introduced a campaign with the goal of, “DEPRESSION — LET’S TALK.” Yes, depression a fairly common issue; we all hear about it often, but do we …

Differentials: How Are They Affected by Personal Biases?

April 11, 2017 – 10:26 PM |

The Hourglass:
Do but consider this small dust,
Here running in the glass
By atoms moved;
Could you believe that this
The body was
Of one that loved?
And in his mistress’ flame, playing like a fly,
Turned to cinders by her eye?
Yes; …

Spotlight on Epilepsy: Brushing up on the Biology of the Disease

February 28, 2017 – 9:33 PM |

The two most common neurological conditions are epilepsy and stroke. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting the central nervous system (CNS). It is result of sudden persistent firing of CNS neurons causing change in behavior, …

Importance of Clinical Examination Skills in Paramedical Training

January 31, 2016 – 7:10 PM |

During clinical rounds, medical house officers discuss patients with the consultant. These discussions include patient’s history, their present complaints and supporting labs to reacha specific diagnosis. I found these rounds very knowledgeable because we can …

Understanding Craniosynostosis : A detectable Sign

October 26, 2014 – 2:01 PM |

Crouzon syndrome is one of the eight FGFR related craniosynostosis disorders. It was discovered by a French surgeon Octave Crouzonwho wrote the findings of this hereditary craniofacial condition in a 1912 issue of the Bulletins …

Reflections: Rheumatic Heart Disease Stole Him while Asthma Bore the Blame

August 1, 2014 – 9:34 PM | One Comment

My brother was born three years earlier than me; yet when we joined kindergarten; I appeared his senior by physique. Matters were not improved by his decision to abscond classes leading him to repeat 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 …