Monthly Archives: March 2017

Turritopsis dohrnii

Species of cnidarian Immortal jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii.jpg Turritopsis dohrnii medusa Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Hydrozoa Order: Anthoathecata Family: Oceaniidae Genus: Turritopsis Species: T. dohrnii Binomial name Turritopsis dohrnii (Weismann, 1883)[1] Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish, is a species of small, biologically immortal jellyfish[2][3] found in the Mediterranean Sea and in the waters […]

Total loss of trust

Hyderabad: Infuriated mob pulled off the ventilator support from a 16-year old boy, suspecting that the doctors were fooling them by keeping the system to an already dead man. The mob also manhandled a junior doctor and ransacked the furniture in the hospital in Hyderabad. The unusual episode took place at Lotus Hospital in Hyderabad […]

Hippocrates could not have seen this coming

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Lali C. Sengupta A man was brought to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata from a road traffic accident with severe injuries. Unable to afford the cost of care there, he was moved to the Government tertiary care hospital IPGMER where he died within 4 hours of being moved. This […]


The pathetic level of debating that one witnesses on English news TV channels in India was clearly outdone by the the debate on the Mental health Care Bill in the Lok Sabha today. To be sure, here there was no acrimony but the Chair occupied by various MPs through the session, kept truncating many members […]


Åsgård psychiatric hospital in Tromsø, Norway is a rather tired-looking facility, its squat buildings mindful of institutional architecture from the Cold War era, and in terms of its geographic location, it could hardly be located further from the centers of western psychiatry. Tromsø lies 215 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with tourists coming during […]

From Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Dr. Hendricks, the Neurosurgeon on why he quit being a Neurosurgeon…

I think in the present day society does not deserve doctors. All with doctor bashing ,credibility crisis and regulators perpetually hounding doctors….There is no day that passes that I am am not reminded of these lines “I quit when medicine was placed under State control, some years ago,” said Dr. Hendricks. “Do you know what […]

Modi ji on depression 

“We (in India) are afraid to talk about it (depression) openly,” the PM said, adding that the focus of World Health Day this year is depression.World Health Day is on April 7. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 36% of Indians are depressed. “The total number of people living with depression in the […]


Prof (Dr) Dhirendra Nath Nandi was born in a remote village in Bankura District of Bengal, India on 13th August, 1918. Since his childhood he aspired to be a doctor with an intent desire to serve the society. He graduated in Medicine from University of Calcutta in the year 1945, obtained Master in Science (Psychology) […]

Violence against Doctors REGISTRY

MLAG is starting a REGISTRY of incidents of violence against doctors / hospitals / medical staff as have occurred across the country. Tomorrow for any legal or legislative action we need authentic , collated data which is as yet anecdotal and not comprehensive. I request everyone to cooperate and report all cases of violence to […]

Mental health bill

Sir, I wish the following suggestions in regard Mental Health Care Bill 2013 be incorporated. I wish to be given chance of oral evidence in favour of my suggestions. Kindly give me appropriate time for oral evidence in this regard. The suggestions are as follows: 1.The Mental Health Care bill 2013(hereinafter is mentioned as THE […]


By Alan Burdick March 22, 2017 For years, spurious journals have proliferated online, promising academic credibility in exchange for cash. For years, spurious journals have proliferated online, promising academic credibility in exchange for cash. PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG PEASE / GETTY In the fall of 2015, a young scholar named Anna Olga Szust began sending her […]

Exercise.which one?

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDSMARCH 23, 2017 The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number. […]

Why you need emotional intelligence

A woman walks on the esplanade of La Defense, in the financial and business district in La Defense, west of Paris, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE – Tags: BUSINESS) – RTR3KUF7 Emotional intelligence is an important asset for working life. Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Written by Travis Bradberry, President, TalentSmart Monday 13 February 2017 When […]

Comparison between India & UK health services

Forwarded message from UK- NHS doctor  —————————————-  Very unfortunate incident.  I don’t understand the public mentality.  This doctor was attacked for the death of a patient who had injuries due to road traffic accident and died due to road traffic accident.  People are not interested in improving the road conditions, they don’t want to follow […]

Types of delegates in a conference 

CATEGORY 1 – ROAMER: THE WANDERING DELEGATE> The primary aims are travelling, sight seeing, and shopping. The trip is usually sponsored; and the family waits for this event for 1 year; the conference is marked in the calendar as a relaxation week away from the rigors of practice and service.The visit is hopping but systematic; […]

The Fake Freedom of American Health Care

LINDA LINKO By ANU PARTANEN MARCH 18, 2017 Last week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the new Republican health plan would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 24 million people within a decade, mostly because changes in regulations, subsidies and Medicaid coverage would make insurance too expensive for them. Republican leaders seem […]

Ethical fee for doctors

Doctor’s consultation fee is always a controversial as some doctors feel that they charges very low and that too once a week or month so provide concession to patients and few doctors feel that in era of inflation it is very hard to suffice so they write Blood & other Fluid Pathology, Radiological, Endoscopic, Cardiac, […]

Doctor brutally beaten up

The Oxygen Allergy© Dr. Rajas Deshpande Read the news of a doctor being brutally beaten up again. Both the things sadden the soul: the death of a patient, and the suffering and irreversible loss of an eye of a young doctor. But what hurts most is the shameless absence of reactions from the political giants, […]

New Indian health policy

नयी दिल्ली : केंद्र सरकार ने बुधवार को राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य नीति को मंजूरी दे दी है. इस नीति के जरिए देश में ‘सभी को निश्चित स्वास्थ्य सेवाएं’ मुहैया कराने का प्रस्ताव है. प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता वाली केंद्रीय कैबिनेट ने पिछले दो साल से लंबित स्वास्थ्य नीति को मंजूरी दे दी. केंद्रीय मंत्री जे […]

Top 10 Richest Doctors in the World – 2017 

Mar 6, 2016 doctors All doctors are rich. Maybe not at the beginning of their career, but their earning potential is huge. Everyone knows that. But the guys on this list dwarf even the highest income for your local GP. From the plastic surgeons to the cancer philanthropists, making money for a doctor seems as […]

How to Get the Most Out of a Doctor’s Visit

Tips physicians recommend on being a good patient The best patients make efficient use of the limited time during their doctors’ visits and follow through on medical advice, family physicians say.  The best patients make efficient use of the limited time during their doctors’ visits and follow through on medical advice, family physicians say. ILLUSTRATION: […]


The Medical Council of India (MCI) conducted the inspection in 11 private medical colleges that were given conditional recognition by the Supreme Court-appointed Oversight Committee (OC) and found that about eight of them don’t have adequate facilities. The MCI has submitted a report to the central government to debar these colleges from taking fresh students […]


March 06 | 2017 *Medical record-keeping and the law in India* (Dr. Chandrashekhar Sohoni)  Deficient or inaccurate record-keeping is, by far, the commonest reason for legal sufferings of Indian doctors. Most of the penalisation of doctors, whether under Consumer Protection Act or Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, is based on defective record-keeping. Following are […]

Thomas Starzl

Born Thomas Earl Starzl March 11, 1926 Le Mars, Iowa, U.S. Died March 4, 2017 (aged 90) Pittsburgh, PA Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Fields Transplatation surgery, Immunology Institutions University of Pittsburgh Alma mater BA, Westminster College, 1947 MD, Northwestern University, 1952 PhD, Northwestern University, 1952 Known for Performed the first human liver transplant in 1963 […]