Daily Archives: 22/10/2012

dementia

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 […]