Monthly Archives: July 2017



Doctors are humans. They are not super humans. They have limited energy. They too get tired. They too have to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner , with fruits or salad portions. They too have to exercise and hit the gym, to stay fit. They too get sick, have Malaria, infections contacted from patients, diabetes, hypertension, depression, Bipolar […]


Unfortunately, accurate identification of Behavioral variant FrontoTemporal Dementia (bvFTD) can be difficult for clinicians, including primary care physicians, geriatricians, general psychiatrists and general neurologists, who do not specialize in the assessment of neurodegenerative syndromes. bvFTD is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by focal degeneration of the frontal and anterior temporal lobes; it has an incidence and […]

Topiramate maculopathy

Topiramate maculopathy


The note was moved this Wednesday after a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister  approved the draft Bill enabling forward movement in the area of medical education reform which began last year with the introduction of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions. The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, sent […]

MCI Debarred 69 Medical Colleges From Giving MBBS Admissions

Dr. Mrinali Sharma MBBS, MD, DM (Cardiology)  Yesterday at 5:59 PM   In a recent advisory published by the Medical Council of India (MCI) has warned students about the unscrupulous presence of misleading elements that are coming up with alluring admission offers of MBBS course admissions in medical colleges without attending the counselling sessions. According […]

Neanderthal brain

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a “residual echo” from our ancient past. The more a person’s genome carries genetic vestiges of Neanderthals, the more certain parts of his or her brain and […]

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer. by Marshall Allen ProPublica, July 18, 2017, 5 a.m. Pharmacist and toxicologist Lee Cantrell tested drugs that had been expired for decades. Most of them […]


By Dr. Stephen Carr Leon Since I spent about 3 years in Israel for internship in a few hospital there, it came to my mind about doing research on “Why the Jews are Intelligent.”  It goes without denial that Jews are ahead in all aspects of life such as engineering, music, science and most obvly […]

Dementia markers

Worried about dementia? Hearing and language problems could be forerunners of cognitive decline Even in their 60s, people who will go on to develop cognitive problems show different speaking patterns when describing a picture. (Stanislaw Rozpedzik / European Pressphoto Agency) Melissa Healy Melissa HealyContact Reporter Scientists have traced the roots of dementia back to midlife, […]

The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills

PUBLIC HEALTH By JULIE CRESWELL, REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ JULY 24, 2017 Early last year, executives at a small hospital an hour north of Spokane, Wash., started using a company called EmCare to staff and run their emergency room. The hospital had been struggling to find doctors to work in its E.R., and turning […]

Complete package of books including links to download materials needed during MBBS. 

Anatomy:  1–> KLM for Gross Anatomy 2–> Snell’s Anatomy 3–> BD Churassia  4–> RJ Last 5–> Grey’s Anatomy 6–> Langman Embryology  7–> KLM for Embryology 8–> BD For General Anatomy 9–> Dissector 10–> Di Fore Histology  11–> Junqueira’s Histology  12–> Netter Atlas of human Aantomy Folder link–> Physiology:- 1–> Guyton  2–> Ganong 3–> Sheerwood […]


Image result for recovered depression images india 11,WARNING BELLS,YOU NEED TO WATCH,WHILE ON TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION  Dr Harish Shetty 1] Keep a watch for missed dosages. As the patient improves s/he tends to skip medicines. This may not cause a relapse immediately but a breakdown will be around the corner. So preferably supervise the medications […]

National Snakebite Management Protocol

National Snakebite Management Protocol, 2009.  India is recognised as having the highest snakebite mortality in the world.  Most of the fatalities are due to the victim not reaching the hospital in time and are preventable.  Research has shown that PHC doctors do not treat snakebite mainly due to lack of confidence.  At the secondary and […]

IMA White Paper on Indian Medical Service

Dr Ved Prakash Mishra Chairman, Academic Committee, MCI Historical perspective The Indian Medical Service owes its origin to the East India Company formed by the British. It was on December 31, 1600 that Queen Elizabeth granted a charter to the Association of Merchant Adventures of London to trade with the East, which gave birth to […]

Goldwater rule

Dr Brendel is a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Ethics Committee as well as Director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, a practicing clinical and forensic psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.   On November […]

Gau Mata holds the keys

Cows can cure HIV. Surprised? Well this is what researchers in the US have found. A study published in journal Nature by researchers at Scripps Research Institute, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Texas A&M University has found that cows hold the clue to HIV cure. The researchers were able to induce potent antibodies […]

Doctors fee in India

I write in an International public Q & A website. Quite often I get questions which keep complaining of the high consultation charges of doctors; high costs of tests, medicines, and surgery in private hospitals in India. Most Indian people feel that doctors are responsible for the high cost of healthcare in India. Some examples […]


Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it? It’s important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It’s equally important to pinpoint the energy vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our […]

Tips on how to be happy 

Did you know that at Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the most popular and successful course teaches you how to learn to be happier?__ The Positive Psychology class taught by Ben Shahar attracts 1400 students per semester and 20% of Harvard graduates take this elective course. According to Ben Shahar, […]

Kabaddi yoga

Dr Alex Zachariah shows a flag that is used while practising “kabaddi yoga” by drug addicts undergoing rehabilitation. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 17 Former principal of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) Dr Alex Zachariah, who has settled in the US, is in his native land again to help […]

AAJ tak

To The Editor in Chief Aaj Tak Dear Sir, In a news report broadcasted on 18.07.2017 on your chanel all Doctors were called Dacaits just because some hospitals were found selling medicines on MRP. I want to ask you, is it illegal to sell anything in this country on MRP?Actually your pain is the apparently decent […]

Digital signature 

It is a common tendency among Doctors tend to allow their names and signatures to be used by labs, ultrasound centers and imaging centers for a fee, where these labs or radiological centres put a stamp of a doctor or digital sign for any investigations carried out. Doctors also give these digital sign or stamp […]


The correct choice of pharmaceutical interventions for Parkinsonism management results in a better patient outcome and reduced occurrence of motor complications. This guideline outlines the efficacy and the adverse effects of the available class of drugs for pharmacotherapy of parkinsonism. Parkinsonism is characterized by tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability. Treatment strategies of parkinsonism depend […]


The major components of emotional intelligence are personal competence and social competence. Developing emotional intelligence involves developing both personal competence and the social competence Guidelines to develop personal competence: Pay attention to your emotional reactions to situations. Introspect on why you respond the way you do. Try to think of different ways to interpret harmful […]

Inverted T Wave: Differential Diagnosis in the Adult Patient

January 30, 2014 | Cardiovascular Diseases By William Brady, MD Figure 1A. Acute coronary syndrome Figure 1B. Acute coronary syndrome Figure 1C. Wellens syndrome (deeply inverted T wave) Figure 1D. Wellens syndrome (biphasic T wave) Figure 2A. Pulmonary embolism Figure 2B. CNS vascular event (subarachnoid hemorrhage) Figure 2C. Bundle-branch block (left bundle-branch block) Figure 2D. […]

 Tripti Sharan

The woman deserved at least some tears for her selfless service to him, but here he was, already thinking about his remarriage. She was indeed pale and her recent haemoglobin was just three grams. That was barely enough to keep her alive and she was pregnant on top of that. Such a low haemoglobin meant […]

As hands-on doctoring fades away, patients losePhysicians rely so heavily on technology that they’re short on diagnostic skills

The Washington Post20 May 2014BY SANDRA G. BOODMAN BIGSTOCK Doctors at a Northern California hospital, concerned that a 40-year-old woman with sky-high blood pressure and confusion might have a blood clot, order a CT scan of her lungs. To their surprise, the scan reveals not a clot but large cancers in both breasts that have […]


When Drugs and Surgery Don’t Work, an Option in Epilepsy Andrew N. Wilner, MD; Barbara C. Jobst, MD, PhD Andrew N. Wilner, MD: Welcome to Medscape. I’m Dr Andrew Wilner and today I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr Barbara Jobst. Dr Jobst is an epileptologist and professor of neurology at Dartmouth Medical School […]

Dementia and Sleep Dysfunction: Tips 

I’m Richard Isaacson, director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York-Presbyterian. A new study recently published in Neurology looked at the quantity of a person’s sleep and how that could correlate with the diagnosis of dementia later in life. The study was very interesting. It may not have found what […]


Question on GST : I am a practicing Clinical Doctor. I purchase medicines from suppliers and in the process pay them GST (previously called as VAT) on the bills received from them. I then dispense medicines to my patients and issue them receipts including consultation+dispensing fees. It goes without saying that the cost of medicines […]

Good grief, bad grief

Pieces of debris found in the Indian Ocean indicate that a missing Malaysian jet may have plunged into the waters. Counsellors tell T.V. Jayan that family and friends of the passengers may find it difficult to cope with the grief Grief has its own symbols. Little bouquets of roses, teddy bears and candles often dot […]


In UK law, only a person with capacity can give consent. There is no proxy consent. When a person loses capacity due to mental disorder ( for ex delirium) , the doctor can take a decision in the best interest of patient. He takes the wishes of family members as a good practice. If time […]


If you are a Kashmiri Pandit, it’s certain that in your life you have been asked a question by your non KP friend that, “why you didn’t picked up a gun”. We all answered in a way we found suitable, but our friends never really understand the trauma and the burden that we feel. We […]

Disclosure of mental illness before marrying 

Following guidelines is essential, which we follow at NIMHANS  a) Make sure person with mental illness is symptom free for reasonable degree of time (one year at least) b) Advice patient and significant other members of the family regarding complete disclosure (Plz document the advice) c) explain the possible outcomes of non-disclosure (document that patients […]

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पारिवारिक मित्र से व्यवसायी चिकित्सक का तीन दशकों का सफर  डाक्टर दिवस 1 जुलाई पर विशेष   पिछले तीन दशकों के दौरान डाक्टर के सामाजिक सम्मान में जो गिरावट आई है, शायद ही किसी अन्य प्रोफेशन में ऐसा हुआ हो। जिस समाज में डाक्टर को भगवान का दर्जा दिया जाता रहा हो उसी को शैतान मान […]

Govt bans 46 private medical colleges from admitting students

The Union Health Ministry has banned 46 private medical colleges from admitting medical students for the next one as well as two academic years citing substandard facilities. The colleges have also had to forfeit a security deposit of Rs 2 Crore each. The 4,000 UG students currently pursuing their courses at these colleges will be […]

Cheap medicine 

A renowned Indian heart surgeon is currently building a 2,000-bed, internationally accredited “health city” in the Cayman Islands, a short flight from the U.S. Its services will include tertiary care procedures, such as open-heart surgery, angioplasty, knee or hip replacement, and neurosurgery for about 40% of U.S. prices. Patients will have the option of recuperating […]