Daily Archives: 21/09/2014

A Nobel Laureate on ‘Successful Aging’ – Dr. Eric Kandel’s Epic Search for the Biological Basis of Memory

Eric R. Kandel, M.D. From The Quarterly, Winter 2012 Imagine that you are standing on a busy city street corner and you gather together the first 100 passersby who are precisely 70 years old. “In this randomly selected group, let’s assume that men and women are equally represented and that none of them appears to […]

Fundamentals Of Medical Ethics

During our MBBS days, the topic of Medical Ethics was probably included in Forensic Medicine and was never stressed. In these days of Consumer Awareness and doctors having been brought under the purview of Consumer Forums, there is a need for every practicing doctor to be aware of the basics of medical ethics. A common […]

What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

The Huffington Post  | By Sarah Klein http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php? About 2.6 percent of American adults — nearly 6 million people — have bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). But the disease, characterized by significant and severe mood changes, is still dangerously misunderstood. Bipolar disorder is vastly different from the normal ups and […]