Monthly Archives: October 2016

APA Headlines: Extremely High Or Low Resting Heart Rates In Young Men May Predict Psychiatric Illness Later In Life, Study Suggests

Extremely high or low resting heart rates in young men may predict psychiatric illness later in life, a large new study has found. Researchers used heart rate and blood pressure data gathered at Swedish military inductions from 1969 to 2010, and linked them with information from the country’s detailed health records through the end of […]

U.S. Mental Health Chief: Psychiatry Must Get Serious about Mathematics

The US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has a new director. On September 12, psychiatrist Joshua Gordon took the reins at the institute, which has a budget of US$1.5 billion. He previously researched how genes predispose people to psychiatric illnesses by acting on neural circuits, at Columbia University in New York. His predecessor, Thomas […]

Combined DNA Index System(codis)databank

Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) is the United States national DNA database created and maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. CODIS consists of three levels of information; Local DNA Index Systems (LDIS) where DNA profiles originate, State DNA Index Systems (SDIS) which allows for laboratories within states to share information, and the National DNA […]

Here’s how a $50 drug ends up costing you $700 in America’s healthcare system

LINETTE LOPEZ Pharmacists around the country are agitated. For years they’ve been watching their customers struggle to pay for prescription drugs, even when they have generic or over-the-counter alternatives. These drugs are supposed to treat simple, everyday ailments, like acid reflux and heartburn. In the case of acid reflux, the drug in question is Nexium, […]


Do all corporate hospitals overcharge. I don’t think so.Big hospital bills is not only a question of ethics but of intricacies of daily practice. If one were to take a patient of an ordinary complaints like prilonged diahorrea to a general practitioner he would diagnose it amoebic and treat accordingly perhaps without investigations. The same […]

medical negligence” and “malpractice” 

In our previous medico-legal articles we have used the term “medical negligence” and “malpractice” several times. In general, these two terms have been used interchangeably, whereas, in legal aspect they have a subtle difference in the definition of these two terms. A knowledge of this difference may often lessen the legal burden for an accused […]