Monthly Archives: October 2012

sibling rivalry

Most siblings argue and quarrel occasionally. They fight over possessions, space on the sofa, time in the bathroom, or the last donut. On most days, though, siblings are friends and companions instead of rivals and competitors. The ambivalence between love and hate is present in all close relationships. This ambivalence becomes more intense in siblings […]

Aging and sex

Aging brings changes in many aspects of life. There are emotional, social, and physical changes and diseases that may occur in later life. These changes also affect sexuality. Social and Family Changes Social and family changes can affect sexual function. As we age, we may have to adjust goals and desires. Goals set earlier in […]

Why is calcium so important?

Why is calcium so important? Calcium is the main mineral that strengthens bones. Getting enough calcium is important for everyone, but for children and teens, it is critical. These are the years that bones are growing fast and calcium is being stored in the bone to make them strong. Most of the stored calcium for […]


Regional volumetric analysis reveals distribution of neurofibrillary tangles Background Three subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been pathologically defined on the basis of the distribution of neurofibrillary tangles: typical AD, hippocampal-sparing AD, and limbic-predominant AD. Compared with typical AD, hippocampal-sparing AD has more neurofibrillary tangles in the cortex and fewer in the hippocampus, whereas the […]

debate on new mental health bill

Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. We are focusing in this show on a subject that concerns us all, mental illness. Currently 130 million Indians are diagnosed with some form of mental illness, including depression, bipolarity and schizophrenia, 90 per cent of these cases remain untreated. The government has come up with new Mental Health Bill 2012. […]

alternate therapies to manage pain.

There are many ways to help manage pain. Medicine is one way, but other methods can be used along with medicine. Sometimes these other approaches may be used without medicine to control pain. Many can be used any place or any time. Some do not cost anything. Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a procedure in which a […]

Medical Profession – Noble or Ignoble?

Medical Profession – Noble or Ignoble? Thursday, October 18, 2012 Dr O P Yadava CEO & Chief Cardiac Surgeon National Heart Institute, New Delhi Much brouhaha has lately been raised over corruption in society in general and in medicine in specific. Few months back, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on health looked at the irregularities in […]

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a chronic, infl ammatory disorder of unknown cause that aff ects people over age 50 years. Classic symptoms include pain and long-term morning stiff ness of the neck, shoulders, hips, upper arms, and thighs. Although markers of infl ammation are often raised, no specifi c laboratory test exists for the disorder and […]


Neutropenia is a reduction in the blood neutrophil count. If it is severe, the risk and severity of bacterial and fungal infections increase. Focal symptoms of infection may be muted, but fever is present during most serious infections. Diagnosis is by WBC count with differential, but evaluation requires identification of the cause. If fever is […]


A nebulizer is a device used with a compressed air machine that turns liquid asthma medicine into a fine mist your child can easily breathe into his lungs. How is the home nebulizer used? Place the compressor on a hard surface. Make sure the filter is free of dust and dirt. If it is dirty, […]


Language: English What is the C-reactive protein (CRP) test? This test is a blood test used to check the level of a substance made by the liver called C-reactive protein, or CRP. The level of CRP in your blood goes up when there is inflammation in the body. There are 2 different CRP tests. standard […]

hemifacial spasm

Language: English What are hemifacial spasms? Hemifacial spasms are twitching or spasms on one side of your face. The spasms are usually painless. They are chronic, which means they do not go away without treatment. The muscles may twitch even during sleep. Often the muscles around the eyes are affected along with the muscles of […]


Mg is the 4th most plentiful cation in the body. A 70-kg adult has about 2000 mEq of Mg. About 50% is sequestered in bone and is not readily exchangeable with Mg in other compartments. The ECF contains only about 1% of total body Mg. The remainder resides in the intracellular compartment. Normal serum Mg […]

single parenting

A single parent is a parent who raises a child without another parent in the same household. Single parenthood may be a result of divorce, prison, the death of a spouse, adoption, or artificial insemination. Being a single parent is not easy. The following suggestions may help your family: Provide a stable home and steady […]

being intimate

Some people feel a lot of anxiety about being intimate and having sexual intercourse. This may result in decreased desire, sexual arousal disorder, or erectile dysfunction. It is often helpful to take a step-by-step approach to overcome anxiety. One of the best and mutually satisfying ways to improve your sex life is to focus on […]

Infantile spasms (salaam seizures)

Infantile spasms (salaam seizures) are seizures characterized by sudden flexion of the arms, forward flexion of the trunk, extension of the legs, and hypsarrhythmia on EEG. Infantile spasms last a few seconds and can recur many times a day. They usually manifest in children < 1 yr; peak incidence is 2 to 3 yr. Seizures […]


Language: English Spanish What is calcium? Calcium is a mineral that is very important for: bone health teeth nerves muscles blood clotting. If you do not get enough calcium in your diet you may be at risk for losing calcium from your bones, making them thinner and weaker. This condition is called osteoporosis. How much […]

“committing professional suicide

British psychiatrist and Big Pharma gadfly David Healy is so controversial amongst his colleagues that some have tried to have his medical license revoked — but there he was on Thursday, speaking at the American Psychiatric Association’s second largest annual meeting at a well-attended session on conflicts of interest. “It’s a miracle that I was […]

What is caffeine?

Caffeine is a stimulant that occurs naturally in tea leaves, coffee beans, cocoa beans, and several other foods. While many people enjoy the stimulating effects of caffeine, too much caffeine can cause unpleasant side effects. How does caffeine affect the body? Caffeine affects many parts of the body: It stimulates the brain and makes you […]

mental illness.resourse list

Depression and/or Bipolar Disorder: Books Ages 4 to 9 Brandon and the Bipolar Bear: A Story for Children with Bipolar Disorder; by Tracy Anglada; 2004 Matt the Moody Hermit Crab; by Caroline McGee; Soulwave Publishing, 2002 Please Don’t Cry, Mom; by Helen DenBoer, Janice Galanter Goldstein (illustrator); Carolrhoda, 1994 (for a child whose parent is […]


What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are a type of lipid (fat). Your body gets triglycerides from fats in the food you eat. When your body digests food, fats in the food change to triglycerides. Your liver also makes triglycerides. Your blood carries triglycerides to all parts of the body to be used as energy or stored […]

What is self-control?

What is self-control? deemagclinic…Self-control includes being in control of behaviors, feelings, and desires, instead of acting on impulse. A child with self-control takes time to think of choices and possible results, and then makes the best choice. Why is it important? Impulsive, out-of-control behavior such as running into a busy street can place your child […]

crying baby

To say that crying is a big challenge to early parenting is an understatement, especially when it is 3 AM, you haven’t gotten any sleep, and your baby is still crying! With crying, there are no firm rules as to what causes it and what you can do to get your baby to stop. As […]

bullying-when your child is the bully

Children who bully act aggressively toward others. The aggressive acts can be physical, sexual, or verbal. Those targeted are called victims. Physical bullies may hit, pinch, kick, shove, bite, or pull a victim’s hair. Verbal bullies may insult, start or spread rumors, tease, and make threats. Sexual bullies may make sexual comments or threaten unwanted […]

What is progressive dementia?

What is progressive dementia? Progressive dementia is the gradual loss of mental functions such as the ability to think, reason, remember, and plan. Dementia is caused by damaged brain cells. A stroke, brain tumor, head injury, or disease, such as Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s disease, can damage brain cells. Dementia is more common in older adults. […]

bullying -when your child is the victim

What is bullying? Children who bully act aggressively toward others. The aggressive acts can be physical, sexual, or verbal. Those targeted are called victims. Physical bullies may hit, pinch, kick, shove, bite, or pull a victim’s hair. Verbal bullies may insult, start or spread rumors, tease, and make threats. Sexual bullies may make sexual comments […]

anger and irritability

Anger rocks Irritability sucks ! Harish Shetty Anger is a feeling and irritability is a state. Sustained anger is irritability. Sustained irritability is dangerous. Many a times the person who is irritable is hardly aware of it. Needless to say that the BIG I leads to heart ailments,diabetes, psychosomatic illnesses and lowering one’s immunity. A […]