Monthly Archives: July 2012

acanthosis nigricans

What is acanthosis nigricans? Acanthosis nigricans is the term used for thickened, darkened skin on the neck or in body folds, such as under the arms. What is the cause? You are more likely to have AN if: You are overweight. You have type 2 diabetes or another hormone problem. It runs in your family […]

smile when stressed

A new study suggests that holding a smile on one’s face during periods of stress may help the heart. The study, due to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, lends support to the old adage “grin and bear it”, suggesting it may also make us feel better. The study is the work […]

managing chronic back pain

MedWire News: An intensive interdisciplinary outpatient program for managing chronic back pain has shown clinically significant results in a pilot study. It “appears to have good short-term clinical results in terms of reduction in functional disability and pain relief,” the researchers write in the Journal of Pain Research. The outpatient program, offered at the University […]

exercise and hypertension

MedWire News: Even patients who have hypertension despite taking multiple antihypertensive drugs can achieve blood pressure reductions with a program of aerobic exercise, research shows. “Hence, a low responsiveness to antihypertensive drug therapy does not inevitably go along with a low responsiveness to exercise,” say Timm Westhoff (Charité-Campus Benjamin Franklin, Germany) and co-workers. All the […]

supreme court order

NOIDA: The Noida Authority has launched a scheme to rehabilitate the 50-odd nursing homes displaced by a Supreme Court order. The Authority has invited bids for non-residential plots ranging between 1,000 and 2,000 square metres across the city. Nursing homes having annual turnover of more than Rs 50 lakh can bid for a plot having […]

interview of dr trehan

CNBC-TV18’s Young Turks, in its 11th year of highlight entrepreneurial wonders, presents yet another master-class on what it takes to scale up, build the team, create a brand and delight customers. This edition of Young Turks Tutorial: India’s medicine man — the country’s most successful heart surgeon and the founder of one of the best […]

how to speak to an elderly parent

Speak Distinctly Some older adults do not like to admit that they cannot hear or understand the conversation around them. The higher pitch of women’s voices may be a problem for older adults; consciously think to lower the voice pitch. Remain calm and talk in a gentle, matter-of-fact way, keep sentences short and simple, focusing […]

Physical inactivity

MedWire News: Physical inactivity accounted for an estimated 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths in 2008, a report shows. This equated to 9% of premature mortality worldwide when the four major noncommunicable diseases – coronary heart disease (CHD), Type 2 diabetes mellitus, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer (CRC) – were taken into account. Reporting […]

code of ethics mci

Medical Council of India – 2012 Ethical guidelines for Medical education and Medical practice Preamble The prime object of the medical profession is to render service to humanity with full respect for the dignity of profession and man. The honoured ideals of the medical profession imply that the responsibilities of the physician extend not only […]


What is jealousy? Jealousy is a powerful and painful emotion. Some people get jealous when they believe that their partner gives attention, love, or affection to someone else. Jealousy may include many different feelings, such as: resentment envy suspicion fear grief low self-esteem love hate Envy is wanting what someone else has. Jealousy is a […]

doctor heal thyself

ew Delhi: The white coat, those knowing eyes, that reassuring voice when in pain, a mere glimpse of a doctor puts us at ease. Little does one realise that their back-breaking schedule, odd working hours and “emotional labour” during patient care sometimes takes a toll on doctors’ health, pushing them to seek help themselves. Dr […]

Help your child unwind the school day

A little planning and encouragement goes a long way toward helping your child have a good attitude about school. Help your child thinks of school in a positive way. Point out that your child will make new friends and learn new and interesting things. Reassure your child that if any problems come up at school, […]

seal island cape of good hope

seal island cape of good hope

how to deal with a spoilt child

What is a spoiled child? A spoiled child is undisciplined, manipulative, and unpleasant to be with much of the time. He behaves in many of the following ways by the time he is 2 or 3 years old: Doesn’t follow rules or cooperate with suggestions. Doesn’t respond to “no,” “stop,” or other commands. Protests everything. […]

Zhong Li Ba Ren has written a book titled “Self Help is Better than Seeking Doctors’

VERY SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE EXERCISE FOR PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA !! SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE EXERCISE The essence of the exercise is that your “Eyes Must be Closed” when you are doing this exercise. You must practise the “Jin Ji Du Li” exercise wit the eyes closed. This exercise was so simple and amazing that I thought […]

how to deal with adolecent children

During adolescence, teens work on becoming more independent. Your teen must cast aside the dependent parent-child relationship. Before he can develop an adult relationship with his parents, a teen must first distance himself from the way he related to his parents in the past. This usually means there will be a certain amount of normal […]

Sitting All Day Long Shortens Life, Even If You Exercise.

Sitting All Day Long Shortens Life, Even If You Exercise. Reducing the time you spend sitting to three or fewer hours each day can help you live two years longer. Reducing TV watching time to fewer than two hours each day raises life expectancy by another 1.4 years (British Medical Journal, published online July 9, […]

Use of any type of antipsychotic during pregnancy increases the risk

MedWire News: Use of any type of antipsychotic during pregnancy increases the risk for women developing gestational diabetes, show Swedish study results that also indicate a link between antipsychotics and a risk for giving birth to a small for gestational age (SGA) infant. However, this latter finding is likely to be an effect of confounding […]

menopausal hormone therapy (MHT)

MedWire News: Researchers have found further evidence to show that menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) increases the risk for high blood pressure (BP) in postmenopausal women. The association between the MHT use and high BP diminished with increasing age, which shows that age is a significant predictor for the development of high BP, comment the authors […]

Hepatitis E virus (HEV)

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) was discovered during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, after an outbreak of unexplained hepatitis at a military camp. A pooled faecal extract from aff ected soldiers was ingested by a member of the research team. He became sick, and the new virus (named HEV), was detected in his […]

Medical negligence

Medical negligence Gratuitously advices shall not be considered liable when the actions are within the established medical procedures Any doctor who is qualified by medical council and renders emergency care or treatment to a person suffering or appearing to suffer from cardiac arrest, which may include the use of an automated external defibrillator, in good […]

Exercise as the fifth vital sign

Exercise as the fifth vital sign Abantika Ghosh (excerpts from Indian Express): Scientists have called for categorizing exercise as the fifth vital sign of the condition of a body, after temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate. In a two-part series on exercise and sports medicine in The Lancet, to coincide with the coming Olympics, […]

planter fascitis

MedWire News: The efficacy of a single steroid injection for plantar fasciitis has been proven over placebo in one of the few controlled trials of the treatment. Researchers found that visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores were significantly lower after 12 weeks with both ultrasound-guided and unguided injection of methylprednisolone 20 mg compared with placebo. […]

American medicine

We’ve come to a sorry pass in American medicine when physicians are willing to spend a lot of money to attend conferences—not to learn how to become better physicians, but to find a way out of the pit of clinical practice. Few of us have the charisma (or chutzpah) to make a living in medical […]

our proffession -opinions

Plight of Doctor – very well written by Senior Doctor—- WHY IT HURTS TO BE A DOCTOR Facts and Dilemma When a child is selected for MBBS he/she is darling of everybody, but the moment one clears MBBS the whole attitude of society changes. The society adds 20 years to the age of doctor the […]

big fines to pharma industry

On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that drug company GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a $3 billion fine, the largest health care fraud fine in the history of the United States. This fine is just the latest in a string of drug company penalties for improper promotion of drugs for “off-label,” or unapproved, uses. Here […]


Running clinic from residence not a commercial activity: Delhi High Court Tuesday, July 3, 2012 New Delhi: Running a clinic from one’s residence can’t be labelled a commercial activity, the Delhi High Court has said. Quashing a criminal case lodged against Dr D V Chug, who was booked by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) […]

old man!!

This i read on a friends fathers blog Mr. J.k Chandana i hope u all read it When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre […]

too much computer!!

By April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab) The old saying goes that watching too much TV will make your eyes go square. Nowadays, we seem to spend most of our time looking at screens: be it a computer screen at work, a mobile phone screen to make a call or a TV screen to relax. But […]

on cruise at baltic sea

on cruise at baltic sea

febrile fits

Clinical Practice Guidelines Management of Febrile Fits Definations: Febrile fits (F.C.) are defined as fits occurring in association with fever in children between 3 months and 6 years of age, in whom there is no evidence of intracranial pathology or metabolic derangement that could be the cause of the fit. Febrile fits, febrile convulsions and […]

excess gas

What is excessive gas? A normal but embarrassing part of life is to pass bowel gas on a daily basis. Most people also belch or burp up stomach gas occasionally. In fact, the average adult on a regular diet passes gas 10 to 20 times a day. This amounts to approximately 1 quart of gas […]

home remidies for piles

Drinking radish juice twice a day is a common remedy for piles. Start off with 1/4 th cup and gradually increase it to half a cup, twice a day. Soak three to four dried figs in water, overnight. Have these twice a day along with the water in which they have been soaked. Boil the […]