Monthly Archives: April 2014

Neurobiology of Religious Terrorism

Neurobiology of Religious Terrorism Todd Murphy, Researching Behavioral Neuroscientist HOME | E-MAIL Understanding the mind of a suicidal terrorist is a special challenge in psychology. Not only do their actions show a highly aggressive personality, but their motivations seem to outweigh even the imperative for self-preservation. The profile of the suicide bomber is not at all simple. […]

lead poisoning

Lead poisoning (also known as plumbism, colica pictorum, saturnism,Devon colic, or painter’s colic) is a medical condition in humans and othervertebrates caused by increased levels of the heavy metal lead in the body. Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive andnervous systems. It interferes with the development of the nervous system and is therefore […]

What life lessons do you still need to learn?

There are certain life lessons you will need to learn soon or later. If you were taught them when you were young then you got off to a good start in life. If no one taught you these things you will need to go looking for teachers that can help you learn these lessons and […]

10 Ways Doctors Can Make the Most of Social Media

by BRIAN HONIGMAN Today, 24% of doctors use social media at least once a day to post or seek medical information according to Allied Health World. The use of social media by doctors is still in its infancy, which presents a huge opportunity to take advantage of these digital platforms and build scalable credibility for your career […]

income of psychiatrists

With an average annual income of $197,000, psychiatrists rank 6th from the bottom in earnings compared with other specialists, but they are rich in optimism, according to Medscape Psychiatrist Compensation Report 2014. As in other years, orthopedists are the earning leaders, followed by cardiologists. Urologists and gastroenterologists are tied for third place. The lowest earners […]

5 Positive Points of Narendra Modi

5 Positive Points of Narendra Modi Positive Traits, Good Things & Positive Points of Narendra Modi Narendra Modi, the most loved politician in recent times has got many skills to notice. Below are the 5 positive points of Narendra Modi which makes him stand out among Indian politicians:   #1: Excellent Oratorical Skills Time and again […]

8 Things the Most Successful People Do That Make Them Great

8 Things the Most Successful People Do That Make Them Great Eric Barker Hours are vital but you can get to mastery faster —much faster — by practicing the right way. So how can you and I do that? Here are 7 steps experts use: 1) Be Uncomfortable You learn best when you’re reaching. “Flow” is […]

Ketamine tested as severe depression treatment

10 April, 2014 “The illegal party drug ketamine is an ‘exciting’ and ‘dramatic’ new treatment for depression,” BBC News reports. A small study found that some people with severe depression responded well to the drug.   The study involved people with severe depression (including people with depression as part of bipolar disorder) who had failed […]


Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D., Green Med Info Waking Times Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the ‘probiotic cure’ – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role of […]

causes (and treatments) for depression

New research reveals a wider variety of causes (and treatments) for depression than ever before. People who experience depression are usually more focused on treating the condition than finding its cause. But new research is beginning to shed light on both the triggers for depression and how to alleviate it. Depression affects one in 10 Americans at some point in […]

that one special person and relationship

When it comes to finding “The One” — that one special person and relationship that will last a lifetime — the conventional wisdom is simply, “When you know, you know.” That’s all fine and dandy, but many of us require something more concrete than just a gut feeling. We reached out to marriage and relationship experts […]


In biochemistry and pharmacology, a receptor is a protein molecule usually found inside or on the surface of a cell, that receives chemical signals from outside the cell. When such chemical signals bind to a receptor, they cause some form of cellular/tissue response, e.g. change in the electrical activity of the cell. In this sense, a receptor is a protein molecule that recognises […]

Good-bye Clinics & Nursing Homes, Welcome Corporate Hospitals

Sunday, March 30, 2014 by Dr Neeraj Nagpal  Tweet The friendly neighbourhood physician, as well as the small husband-wife run nursing home, is soon to be phased out. These clinical establishments dotting the country in every nook and corner and providing 70 per cent of the total healthcare services are now becoming history. The medical scene in the country is about […]

Can doctors practice medicine ethically in India?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Dr Kamal Mahawar  Tweet Can you practice medicine ethically in India? This is a million dollar question facing every Indian doctor. This is also relevant to thousands of medical students who will become doctors of tomorrow and hundreds of thousands of Indian doctors working abroad, who want to return home but are put […]

Inclusion of medical humanities as a staple in medical curriculum

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Dr Ashok Jahnavi Prasad  Tweet To conceptualize medicine purely in scientific terms is the biggest disservice that can be done to this discipline. Medicine has an inbuilt humanistic dimension, removal of which is akin to a body without a soul. — Sir William Osler Dr Ashok Jahnavi Prasad How true the […]

developing human brain

A comprehensive three-dimensional atlas of the developing human brain that incorporates gene activity along with anatomical reference atlases and neuroimaging data has released its first major report online today inNature. This National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded resource, freely available to the public, enables researchers to answer questions related to the early roots of brain-based disorders […]

Why Indian doctors fear for their lives And how they are trying to cope with violent, rampaging relatives

First he skipped breakfast, and then found there was no time for lunch. As afternoon stretched into evening, the famished young doctor considered slipping away for a bite, but there were too many patients turning up at the emergency ward. At 7.30pm, he thought he might take a breather after just one more case. It […]