Monthly Archives: September 2017


Few NEET Toppers conspired with Private Medical Colleges to block seats until the last minute in first and second round of counselling against a bribe of 5-20 lacs after assuring their seat in Govt medical college and then took a stand back due to which Medical Colleges had to sell seats to lower rank holders […]


Reservation is spreading a sense of hatred among each other. Its compromising on quality where it the most sensitive matter. It's ruining the health system, health education & has a limiting factor in social progress as a whole. A lot of things can be said in support of reservation.  Those are no longer relevant except […]

Banned medical colleges

banning of 32 medical colleges. Furthermore, the union ministry has forfeited the medical colleges’ security deposit of Rs 2 crore each. However, it has allowed 4,000 undergraduate students to continue studying at these institutes. Most of the private colleges called this ban discriminatory and illegal. News Update The banned medical colleges are: Major S.D. Singh Medical […]


The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, aims to provide provide for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and ensure these persons have the right to live a life with dignity by not being discriminated against or harassed.DefinitionThe Bill defines “mental illness” as a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that […]


To, Mr.  Oma Nand Director Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Dehi-110108 Email – Dear Sir, This is in context to the Draft of Rules and Regulation framed under the Mental Health Care Act,2017.  I a practicing psychiatrist for last twenty five years want to put my objection in regard to schedule […]

MCI peer group review

As per Rule 8.6, professional incompetence of a professional duly registered with the State Medical Council upon fulfilling the precondition of the eligibility of having acquired recognized medical qualifications from a university and duly incorporated in the concerned schedule appended to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, shall be judged by peer group as per […]


Freedom from Pain – Part Two.entry-headerDECEMBER 20, 2014 ~ LEAVE A COMMENT.entry-metaWhy is worldwide access to morphine so poor?Morphine is deemed an essential medication for a basic healthcare system to function (WHO Model List of Essential Medicines) but it is effectively unavailable in almost 150 countries.  Just a handful of Western countries consume 90% of […]


Long but some food for thought! One of the most disturbing stories that we find in the Puranas is the story of Krishna's son Samba, whose mother was the bear-princess, Jambavati. He dupes his father's junior wives by disguising himself as Krishna and is cursed by Krishna that he will suffer from a skin disease […]

English tort law

English tort law is the law governing implicit civil responsibilities that people have to one another, as opposed to those responsibilities laid out in contracts. It provides legal remedies, often the payment of money, to those who have been damaged by someone else's failure to meet these implicit responsibilities. Other countries' tort laws can work […]

Shakoor v Situ

Shakoor v. Situ (t/a Eternal Health Co) [2000] 4 All ER 181; [2001] 1 W.L.R. 410; (2001) 57 B.M.L.R. 178; Independent, May 25, 2000; is a first instance case in English tort law on the standard of care appropriate for an alternative medicine practitioner. Its controversial ruling elaborates on the "responsible body of medical men" […]

Bolam test

Bolam v Friern Hospital Management CommitteeBolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582 is an English tort law case that lays down the typical rule for assessing the appropriate standard of reasonable care in negligence cases involving skilled professionals (e.g. doctors): the Bolam test. Where the defendant has represented him or herself as […]

The Disturbing Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

People are often aware of Parkinson's motor symptoms (slowness, tremor, stiffness) but since the disease involves many parts of the brain, it should not be surprising that symptoms go well beyond motor.By Jason Kellogg, MD – September 19, 2017/.td-pb-rowParkinson’s Disease is a chronic, progressive neurologic disorder in which there is a loss of neurons and depletion […]

CBI Booked Retired HC Judge For Corruption

The medical college is a black business of thousand crores, one single MBBS admission giving 1 crore and PG set 3-4 crores stimulated the opening of so many Private medical colleges in our country in last few years. In last days CBI has arrested Health Secretary of Puducherry and another IAS officer from state beside […]

Sleep paralysis

 Tweet this storyThe twitter logoThis article has previously been published on LinkedIn Pulse Sleep paralysis is a condition in which a person awakens from sleep but is temporarily paralyzed, unable to move or speak. The phenomenon, in fact, is not uncommon. Around 20 to 40 percent of people experience sleep paralysis at least once in […]


Young women need to watch out for LupusTop Start Top endY. MallikarjunHYDERABAD:, MAY 16, 2012 00:00 ISTUPDATED: JULY 11, 2016 17:46 ISTAn autoimmune disease, it can turn fatal if not treated earlyIf you are a young woman and having a butterfly-shaped rash on cheeks, coupled with fever, joint pains and fatigue, better watch out! It […]

Brain Area Responsible for ‘Hearing Voices’ in Schizophrenia Discovered

Neuroscience News1 week agoSummary: Researchers have identified a specific area of the brain responsible for auditory verbal hallucinations in people with schizophrenia. The researchers were able to control the hallucinations with the help of transcranial magnetic stimulation.Source: European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.For the first time, scientists have precisely identified and targeted an area of the brain […]


These days there is a great scare of DENGUE all over.As a pathologist….wish to share a few things.. 1. Once infection occurs, one can get fever within 1- 7 days. 2. Fever, usually high, comes daily for 4-5 days.This time is troublesome due to fever & body aches. At this time, patient should be given […]


Had a lengthy chat with Dr Prem kumar, Ex MCI Secretary, Regarding issuing medical certificate. Here is the summary. I am enumerating only peculiar points . 1. Never give it for more than 15 days. 2. See PT again after 15 days and re issue. 3. Even in repeat case's, make sure that he or […]

Biological markers of yoga

Nature Publishing GroupPreliminary indications of the effect of a brief yoga intervention on markers of inflammation and DNA methylation in chronically stressed womenK N Harkess, J Ryan, […], and S Cohen-WoodsAdditional article informationAbstractarticle-metaYoga is associated with reduced stress and increased well-being, although the molecular basis for these benefits is not clear. Mounting evidence implicates the […]


In pursuance of the Supreme Court's direction asking for detailed clarification from the health ministry on the issue of debarring medical colleges in the country, the health ministry has now released a detailed aspect of why it denied permission to certain medical colleges while allowing others. The following orders were released on 30th and 31st […]


The Indian pharma industry with a FY16 revenue of nearly $35 billion has two major streams of business, international (about $18 billion) and the rest domestic. The operating margin in international business is only 15% while that in domestic business is 30%. It is the more profitable domestic business that subsidises the international business and […]

The Neurobiology of Mindfulness Meditation

Brown_HbkOfMindfulness.indb 171 9/17/2014 1:42:28 PM CHAPTER 10 Fadel Zeidan For thousands of years, contemplatives have reported that enhancements in sen- sory awareness, cognition, and health can be accomplished through meditation practice. Before the development and utilization of neuroimaging and other scientific methodologies, the scientific world cast these descriptions as reflections of a relax- ation response […]

Biomarkers in dementia: clinical utility and new directions

R M Ahmed1, R W Paterson2, J D Warren2, H Zetterberg3,4, J T O'Brien5, N C Fox2, G M Halliday1, J M Schott2Author affiliations AbstractImaging, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood-based biomarkers have the potential to improve the accuracy by which specific causes of dementia can be diagnosed in vivo, provide insights into the underlying pathophysiology, […]

What is the Computational Capacity of the Brain?

One big recent piece of news from across the Atlantic is that the European Commission is funding a brain simulation project to the tune of a billion Euros. Roughly, the objective is to simulate the entire human brain using a supercomputer. Needless to say, many people are skeptical and there are lots of reasons that […]

Alok Ahuja

<span class="label">Share</span><span class="label">Tweet</span><span class="label">Share</span><span class="label">Share</span>VIEW IN APP In an interview with ETHealthworld, Prof. Dr Alok Ahuja, CEO, Dr Ahuja's Pathology & Imaging Centre, Dehradun, talks about the challenges in Indian healthcare. Edited excerpts: Doctors were governed by IMC Act and the government is now introducing 'Clinical Establishment Act'. What is the need for such a […]

Prof Dr alok Ahuja

VIEW IN APP In an interview with ETHealthworld, Prof. Dr Alok Ahuja, CEO, Dr Ahuja's Pathology & Imaging Centre, Dehradun, talks about the challenges in Indian healthcare. Edited excerpts: Doctors were governed by IMC Act and the government is now introducing 'Clinical Establishment Act'. What is the need for such a regulation now?The Indian Medical […]

MCI Rules

For information: Dear Seniors & Friends, As the news regarding the suspension of leading orthopedic surgeon (30 years in practice) of KEM hospital Mumbai by Medical Council of India for practicing with a lapsed license has surfaced, the issue of legal importance of Medical council Registrations has come into the limelight. The said orthopedic surgeon, against […]


It is clear that relevant qualifications as prescribed in the First, Second or Third Schedules to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (Central Act 102 of 1956) must be followed by each and every registered medical practitioner. While, it is unacceptable that doctors are unaware of these requirements, yet, there are a large number of […]


Gout is the commonest crystal arthropathy that has seen a dramatic increase in its prevalence in the last decade.Gout often presents as severe monoarthritis of acute onset in lower limb joints such as the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint or ankle.Though the ways for its management and prophylaxis have improved remarkably in recent times it is […]


Ketamine is a well-known dissociative anesthetic that has also been misused as a hallucinogenic club drug (“special K”). Recently, this NMDA receptor antagonist has shown promise in rapidly reversing the symptoms of depression and acute suicidality. I got really excited about ketamine back in residency, and read all the papers by Carlos Zarate, one of […]

*All nursing homes with no ICU should have tie up with nearest ICU facility is only an observation?*

Dr KK AggarwalNational President, IMA In a judgement in the case of Bijoy Sinha Roy (D) vs Biswanath Das & Ors. Civil Appeal no(S).4761 of 2009 with C.A. Nos. 4762-4763 of 2009, delivered on August 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of India concurred with the appellant (since deceased) when it said, “We however, find that […]

Driving after a Heart Attack- Medicolegal issues.

Question Answers quoted from "Medico-Legal and Ethical Issues in Cardiology and General Medicine" by Leslie Tay, Catherine Tay. " A 40-year-old gentleman experienced a sudden onset of chest pain and diaphoresis whilst shopping. He is admitted to hospital and a diagnosis of an acute myocardial infarction is made on his ECG. He has primary angioplasty […]

Tele empathy

ShareTele-empathy is not being empathetic over the phone. It is not crying in the sad parts of your favorite TV show. It is not beaming empathetic thoughts magically across time and space. No, tele-empathy is a technology. I should rather say, it’s a group of technologies recently being created to increase the empathy of health […]


MD vs. DNP: 20,000 hours make a differenceNIRAN S. AL-AGBA, MD | PHYSICIAN | ShareAs Southern states entertain legislation granting nurse practitioners independent practice rights, there are some finer details which deserve careful deliberation.  While nurse practitioners are intelligent, capable, and contribute much to our healthcare system, they are not physicians and lack the same […]


Robotic NeurorehabilitationNeurological disorders leave most with devastating disabilities such as the loss of movement in an arm or leg, and the accompanying loss of freedom of movement. Initially, these disabilities were considered incurable and therapy often focused on training people to use their "good side."Fortunately research shows that the concept of "task-specific learning", in Neurorehabilitation […]


Catatonia is now recognized as a motor and mood dysregulation syndrome that is found among men and women of all ages.[2] We closely follow Kahlbaum's description. Onsets are often acute, manifested in repetitive behaviors, stupors and frenzied and delirious states. Some forms are malignant, leading to death. Before Kahlbaum named catatonia, a syndrome of catalepsy […]

Max fink

Max FinkPage issuesMax Fink (née Maximilian) ( born January 16, 1923) is an American neurologist and psychiatrist best known for his work on ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). His early work also included studies on the effect of psychoactive drugs on brain electrical activity; more recently he has written about the syndromes of catatonia and melancholia. Education, […]

Rehabilitation robotics

Page issuesRehabilitation robotics is a field of research dedicated to understanding and augmenting rehabilitation through the application of robotic devices. Rehabilitation robotics includes development of robotic devices tailored for assisting different sensorimotor functions[1](e.g. arm, hand,[2][3] leg, ankle[4]), development of different schemes of assisting therapeutic training,[5] and assessment of sensorimotor performance (ability to move)[6] of patient; […]

Antidepressants don’t work. Wrong!

British society just cannot get comfortable with the reality of medication for depression. Despite widespread use, they still attract disapproval. New research appears to strike a decisive blow against widely publicised claims that antidepressant medications such as Prozac, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) are no better than sugar pills for people with depression.Elias Eriksson, […]

Why Doctors Need To Remember That Sick Patients Were Once Healthy People

August 28, 2017 Dr. Abraar Karan(Gerald Herbert/AP)A rainbow of thin wires were tangled up in his matted hair, each one connected to a small probe that would measure the electrical activity in his brain.We weren’t sure if Mr. S was having a seizure, or if he was unable to respond to us for some other […]