Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hypothyroidism manifesting as ischemic heart disease in elderly without significant coronary atherosclerosis

ECE 2013: Hypothyroidism manifesting as ischemic heart disease in elderly without significant coronary atherosclerosis RSi CommunicationsApr 30, 20130 view No rating as presented at the 15th European Congress of Endocrinology Researchers at the Tyumen Cardiology Center, Tyumen, Russia, and Italian colleagues, designed a study to determine predictors of significant coronary atherosclerosis (SCA) absence in elderly […]

when animal grieve

An elephant at the Emmen, Netherlands, zoo stands at the edge of a ditch in 2009, a day after another elephant fell into the ditch and died. Olaf Kraak/AFP/Getty Images Eleanor was the matriarch of an elephant family called the First Ladies. One day, elephant researchers in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve saw that Eleanor was […]

Harmful Drinking Practices

Besides the harmfulness of certain beverages themselves, the way in which they are consumed is also detrimental to health and well-being. Drinking with meals, drinking hot and cold beverages, and using drinks as substitutes for good nutrition are harmful drinking practices that should be avoided. 3.1 Drinking With Meals Drinking while eating is such a […]

Overprotective Parents Can Make a Kid a Target of Bullies

By Charlene Laino, Senior Writer, Gupta Guide Published: April 25, 2013 Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Take Posttest Action Points This is a systematic review of the published literature investigating associations between parenting behavior and […]

chinese medicine

In lieu of the current move to regulate Traditional Chinese Medicine, the following petition has been created in response to some of the injustices currently being experienced by practitioners.   Please sign HERE The following statement has been release by Acupuncturist Solidarity: Ontario’s Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Act will be in force as of April 1, 2013. […]

indian medicine

Ayurveda From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alternative medical systems Dhanvantari, an incarnation of Krishna[1] and the Lord of Ayurveda worshiped at an ayurveda expo, Bangalore. Acupuncture · Chiropractic medicine · Massage Therapy · Naturopathic medicine · Osteopathy · Traditional medicine Chinese · Mongolian · Tibetan · Unani · Siddha · Ayurveda NCCAM classifications Whole medical […]

chinese medicine

Western medicine researchers are increasingly focusing their attention on the development of drugs from traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. This is frequently achieved by identifying the active ingredients and their pharmacological actions. Yet the scientific evaluation of such herbs sometimes fails to replicate their clinical efficacy. How can this be explained and how can Chinese medicine […]

dr trehan

  (From Left to Right) Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, Indian Express; Dr Girdhar j Gyani, director general, Association of Healthcare Providers (India); Dr Randhir Sud, chairman, Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Medanta – The Medicity; Shiv Khera, motivational speaker and author of ‘You Can Win’; and Dr Naresh Trehan, chairman and managing director, Medanta – […]

Hippocratic Oath

  Hippocratic Oath I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygeia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement: To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in […]

Staff slipups on patient privacy can get doctors sued

  Staff slipups on patient privacy can get doctors sued ■ Medical offices must train employees adequately about confidentiality rules to avoid legal risks, experts say. By ALICIA GALLEGOS — Posted April 22, 2013. PRINT  |   EMAIL  |   RESPOND  |   REPRINTS  |   LIKE   |   SHARE   |   TWEET  In the Courts A column analyzing the impact of recent court decisions on physician SEE ARCHIVES WITH THIS STORY: » External links » Related content […]


The many dilemmas of a GP General practitioners or family physicians are in a soup and may soon become an extinct species. 1. The GPs are surrounded by quacks. Instead of quacks competing with them, they end up competing with quacks. 2. There is no structural education program for GPs after they pass MBBS. They […]

benifits of drinking alcohol

Beer Just as Beneficial as Red Wine, Research Shows Beer drinkers can hoist a cold one to celebrate the news that their beverage of choice offers the same benefits as red wine, the alcohol long celebrated for its antioxidant properties. Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have found one drink of beer or wine […]


  Neurosurgery Psychiatry RESEARCH Researchers report ‘sensational success’ in patients with major depression Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Berlin: Researchers from the Bonn University Hospital implanted pacemaker electrodes into the medial forebrain bundle in the brains of patients suffering from major depression with amazing results: In six out of seven patients, symptoms improved both considerably and rapidly. Dr Volker Arnd Coenen […]

talk to your baby

The Power of Talking to Your Baby By TINA ROSENBERG   BABIES AND INFANTS,CHILDREN AND CHILDHOOD,EDUCATION ,     By the time a poor child is 1 year old, she has most likely already fallen behind middle-class children in her ability to talk, understand and learn. The gap between poor children and wealthier ones widens each […]


6 Myths about alcoholism by davidmillerlmft How many of these Alcohol myths have you heard? If you don’t know the signs of a disease you can pretend you don’t have it. As a society we do a lot of pretending about drugs and alcohol. Regardless of anything you may have learned alcohol is just as much a […]

facebook and patients

By David Pittman SAN FRANCISCO — Physicians should avoid making or accepting “friend” requests through social networking websites with past or current patients, a new policy statement advises. Instead, doctors should separate their professional and social lives online and direct patients to correct avenues of information if they contact doctors through social networks, according to […]

Children –Dealing with Violent Rage

When Zach was 18 months old, his parents, Joe and Laurie, began thinking his behavior wasn’t normal. When Zach was happy, Laurie says he was as happy as any child. “When he was angry, it was over the top. It wasn’t like a normal tantrum.” she says. “His rages would be over absolutely nothing. He […]

Hard Sell: Questions Raised About Pharma Sales Tactics

Hard Sell: Questions Raised About Pharma Sales Tactics By Charlene Laino, Senior Writer, Gupta Guide Published: April 12, 2013 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Take Posttest Action Points Pharmaceutical sales reps rarely mention serious adverse events and other common side effects about medications they are […]

jokes in psychiatry

A guy goes in to see a psychologist. He says, “It seems I can’t make any friends. Can you help me, you fat slob?” Neurotics build castles in the sky. Psychotics live in them. Psychiatrists collect the rent. A psychotic thinks that two and two are five. A neurotic knows two and two are four […]

how to succeed in education

How to Succeed in Education 1. YOU, YOURSELF, AND YOU This may be the most important thing you will learn in high school! Realize that education is yours!!!! You are learning new things for your self-improvement not anyone else’s. In the end it is not the teacher or parents that determines your success. It’s you! 2. INTENSITY AND INDEPENDENCE INCREASE You […]


EEG APA Apr 4, 2013 8 views No rating An American study has established that the benefit of an EEG used as a tool to identify the cause of widespread clinical symptoms in inpatients was underestimated. In a report published in “Mayo Clinic Proceedings”, researchers from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) attested that […]

India has made healthcare services accessible, affordable: Azad

India has made healthcare services accessible, affordable: Azad Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Shillong: India has made healthcare services more accessible, affordable and equitable, especially for those living in the remotest parts of the country, the union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here on Tuesday. “We are dealing with a complex health environment, persistent communicable […]

The ethics of the placebo in clinical practice

  P Lichtenberg, U Heresco-Levy, U Nitzan +Author Affiliations Herzog Hospital, and Hadassah Medical School—Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Correspondence to:
 Dr P Lichtenberg
 Herzog Hospital, POB 35300, Jerusalem 91351, Israel; Accepted 2 June 2003 Abstract While discussions of the ethics of the placebo have usually dealt with their use in a research context, the authors address […]

Five Public Relations Secrets to Building Your Medical Practice

Would-be physicians attend medical school and complete their residency training with the dream of putting an MD after their name. But it is another MD that more and more is becoming essential if these same physicians are to build a profitable and sustainable business in many markets around the country. That MD stands for “marketing […]

Why do men become dumb in the presence of attractive women?!

  18OCT Recently was watching a commercial on TV. A babe with striking looks donning a revealing bikini was walking out of the sea. As I watched in awe, I was surprised to know that the advertisement was that of a cement brand. Now, what does a woman showing well-toned wearing nearly nothing have to […]