Monthly Archives: September 2016

Does India have a rational and robust right-wing intellectual class?

Does India have a rational and robust right-wing intellectual class? Does the BJP have intellectual heft? Many of those who do not think of themselves as belonging to the Right have answered the questions with a resounding ‘no’.URA’S BOOK RELEASE ‘HINDUTVA OR HIND SWARAJ Modern historian Ramachandra Guha has done so repeatedly. He said in […]

Medical torture

See also: Unethical human experimentation Medical torture describes the involvement of, or sometimes instigation by, medical personnel in acts of torture, either to judge what victims can endure, to apply treatments which will enhance torture, or as torturers in their own right. Medical torture overlaps with medical interrogation if it involves the use of professional […]

List of medical ethics cases

Some cases have been remarkable for starting broad discussion and for setting precedent in medical ethics. Contents Research Edit Research case country location year summary Psychosurgery 1880s Psychosurgery (also called neurosurgery for mental disorder) has a long history. During the 1960s and 1970s, it became the subject of increasing public concern and debate, culminating in […]


States of America v. Karl Brandt, et al.) was the first of 12 trials for war crimes of German doctors that the United States authorities held in their occupation zone in Nuremberg, Germany, after the end of World War II. These trials were held before US military courts, not before the International Military Tribunal, but […]

Bullying in medicine

This article primarily concerns bullying involving physicians. For bullying involving nurses, see Bullying in nursing. Bullying in the medical profession is common, particularly of student or trainee physicians. It is thought that this is at least in part an outcome of conservative traditional hierarchical structures and teaching methods in the medical profession which may result […]


Anti-psychiatry is the view that psychiatric treatments are often more damaging than helpful to patients, and a movement opposing such treatments for almost two centuries. It considers psychiatry a coercive instrument of oppression due to an unequal power relationship between doctor and patient, and a highly subjective diagnostic process.[1][2] Anti-psychiatry originates in an objection to […]

Fee splitting

Fee splitting is the practice of sharing fees with professional colleagues, such as physicians or lawyers, in return for being sent referrals[1] Contents Fee splitting in medicine and healthcare Edit This is essentially the payment of a commission to the referrer with the express intention of ensuring that the referring doctor directs referrals of patients […]

Political abuse of psychiatry

Political abuse of psychiatry is the misuse of psychiatry, including diagnosis, detention, and treatment, for the purposes of obstructing the human rights of individuals and/or groups in a society.[1][2]:491 In other words, abuse of psychiatry including one for political purposes is deliberate action of getting citizens diagnosed, who, because of their mental condition, need neither […]

Seven Sins of Medicine

The Seven Sins of Medicine, by Richard Asher, are a perspective on medical ethics first published in The Lancet in 1949.[1] Considered as poor personal conduct by physicians (or more typically, medical students) The Seven Sins describes behavior that in itself might not be grounds for professional complaint or discipline but would be considered discourteous, […]

Dermatology And Psychology, What Is The Connection

Dermatology is the field deals which offers many facets in the treatment, but it is difficult to accept that dermatological conditions can occur due to the psychological condition. Apparently, many dermatologists have reported clinical conditions like depression and anxiety causes hair loss increases blemishes and responsible for the alopecia and other skin disorders. What are […]

Doctor who participated in fake chocolate study fined for violating code of conduct

A German district attorney has fined a doctor who participated in a bogus study showing chocolate helps weight loss, designed to illustrate how shady science can make the news, arguing it was unethical to ask people to participate unknowingly in such a scam. As soon as the study was published, critics raised questions over whether […]


Medical ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine. As a scholarly discipline, medical ethics encompasses its practical application in clinical settings as well as work on its history, philosophy.Historically, Western medical ethics may be traced to guidelines on the duty of physicians in antiquity, such […]


Diagram of the CRISPR prokaryotic antiviral defense mechanism.[1] Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR, pronounced crisper[2]) are segments of prokaryotic DNA containing short repetitions of base sequences. Each repetition is followed by short segments of “spacer DNA” from previous exposures to a bacteriophage virus or plasmid.[3] The CRISPR/Cas system is a prokaryotic immune system […]

what next in medical practice 

 An international survey reports that only 6% of doctors are happy with their patient care jobs. They commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population. Over half are unsure they would recommend the practice of medicine to young people. Especially, in a country like India with increasing violence and less security, doctors want […]

medical ethics 

+ Author Affiliations 1Imperial College London, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, London, UK 2Emeritus Professor of General Practice, King’s College, London, UK. Correspondence to Raanan Gillon, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Campus, London W6 8RP, UK or 42 Brynmaer Road, London, […]

When Tears Fall at Starbucks

Published on September 10, 2016Featured in: Editor’s Picks, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Social Impact, The Weekend Essay LikeWhen Tears Fall at Starbucks799Comment74ShareShare When Tears Fall at Starbucks157 Louis M. Profeta MD Louis M. Profeta MDFollowLouis M. Profeta MD Emergency Physician at St. Emergency Physicians Inc., Author and Public Speaker on the Topic of Spirituality in Medicine I […]

three vital supreme court decisions

It is only May of 2016, but Supreme Court of India has already taken 3 key decisions this year which will change the Indian healthcare completely. It is expected that these 3 key decisions will leave a huge impact on medical profession and healthcare practices in India. As we all know, the Supreme Court of […]


वर्गीकरण  आईसीडी-१० G40.-G41. आईसीडी-९ 345 डिज़ीज़-डीबी 4366 मेडलाइन प्लस 000694 ईमेडिसिन neuro/415  एम.ईएसएच D004827 अपस्मार या मिर्गी (वैकल्पिक वर्तनी: मिरगी, अंग्रेजी: Epilepsy) एक तंत्रिकातंत्रीय विकार (न्यूरोलॉजिकल डिसॉर्डर) है जिसमें रोगी को बार-बार दौरे पड़ते है। मस्तिष्क में किसी गड़बड़ी के कारण बार-बार दौरे पड़ने की समस्या हो जाती है।[1] दौरे के समय व्यक्ति का दिमागी […]

nervous system 

तन्त्रिका तन्त्र मानव का तंत्रिकातंत्र जिस तन्त्र के द्वारा विभिन्न अंगों का नियंत्रण और अंगों और वातावरण में सामंजस्य स्थापित होता है उसे तन्त्रिका तन्त्र (Nervous System) कहते हैं। तंत्रिकातंत्र में मस्तिष्क, मेरूरज्जु और इनसे निकलनेवाली तंत्रिकाओं की गणना की जाती है। तन्त्रिका कोशिका, तन्त्रिका तन्त्र की रचनात्मक एवं क्रियात्मक इकाई है। तंत्रिका कोशिका एवं […]

Causes of depression in women 

तनाव आज के दौर की एक ऐसी समस्या है जो हर वर्ग और हर उम्र के लोगों को होती है। आजकल लोग अपने मालिक को प्रसन्न करने के लिए अपने ऊपर अतिरिक्त तनाव ले लेते हैं। तनाव तब होता है जब जो काम आप चाहते थे वो न हो। तनाव के शिकार हर व्यक्ति के […]


मनोविदलता मनोविदलता (Schizophrenia/स्किज़ोफ्रेनिया) एक मानसिक विकार है। इसकी विशेषताएँ है- असामान्य सामाजिक व्यवहार तथा वास्तविक को पहचान पाने में असमर्थता। लगभग 1% लोगो में यह विकार पाया जाता है। इस रोग में रोगी के विचार, संवेग, तथा व्यवहार में आसामान्य बदलाव आ जाते हैं जिनके कारण वह कुछ समय लिए अपनी जिम्मेदारियों तथा अपनी देखभाल […]

media and doctors 

   If I would not have heard this story on my own, I wouldn’t be ashamed to be a journalist as I was two days ago. A doctor told me this real story and since then I am feeling like I should be ashamed and pity myself for all my life. Sometimes you are not […]

American doctors are killing themselves 

Gabrielle Glaser GABRIELLE GLASER 03.23.15 9:25 AM ET Greg Miday was a promising young doctor with a prestigious oncology fellowship in St. Louis. He spoke conversational Spanish, volunteered with the homeless, and played the piano as if he’d been born to it. He had rugged good looks, with dark wavy hair and a tall, athletic […]