Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Unholy Medicine

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande “Close your eyes and take it. Absolutely no reason to worry. It is excellent in improving mental and physical health. It improves memory, skin texture, hair thickness and even vitality” said the medical shop salesman, winking one eye, handing over a big plastic bottle to the posh middle aged couple. “It […]

Atlas of happiness

The happiest countries in the world have been ranked in the latest World Happiness Report. Norway has snatched the title, jumping up from 4th last year and knocking Denmark into second place.The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations, has just published this year’s World Happiness Report. The SDSN employs an international group of economists, neuroscientists and statisticians to survey citizens […]

The search for happiness

DENMARK These young men leap from a 16-foot-high diving platform into Copenhagen’s harbor. A built environment that invites physical activity helps explain why Danes have among the lowest obesity rates in the world. The country frequently claims the top spot in the annual World Happiness Report, a reflection of its government-supported education, health care, and […]

Flavour of medicine

Getting into Doctor’s Mind Doctors may not be the brainiest in society; yet the fascinating ways in which they think and make decisions has been the subject of interesting research. A book by Dr Jerome Groopman attempts to analyse it. There are some parts of the brain that a doctor uses preferentially over others, memory […]

Cracking the Brain’s Enigma Code

Brain-controlled prosthetic devices have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of people with limited mobility resulting from injury or disease. To drive such brain-computer interfaces, neuroscientists have developed a variety of algorithms to decode movement-related thoughts with increasing accuracy and precision. Now researchers are expanding their tool chest by borrowing from the world of […]

In defence of doctors

First Fortis, then Max and now BL Kapoor Hospital have fallen prey to slander. All three hospitals serve thousands of patients everyday in Delhi and NCR. The latest video doing the rounds is of Bobby Kataria and his mob laying siege to Balaji Action Hospital – 1.9 million FB views in 48 hours – to […]

Exercise for the Surgeon: Counteracting the Effect Surgery Takes on the Surgeon

Christopher J. Neal, MD, FAANS; Kevin Oelschlaeger | Departments | Wellness Outside the ORAANS Neurosurgeon: Volume 26, Number 4, 2017 SURGEONS OFTEN WORK IN A KYPHOTIC POSTURE. WE EXPLORE A SERIES OF EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON MAINTAINING GOOD POSTURE TO COUNTERACT THIS OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD.As surgeons, we spend much time in a kyphotic posture. Culprits include […]

‘Virtual psychiatrist’ is effective in diagnosing mental disorders: study

Updated: December 26, 2017 17:48 IST | Dinesh C Sharma, India Science Wire A tool called clinical decision support system (CDSS) for diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders has been developed.India has severe shortage of psychiatrists, as a result of which mental illness in rural areas either remains undiagnosed or does not get proper treatment. […]

Neuroscience of Intelligence

Richard Haier is a Professor Emeritus at the University of California Irvine and is the author of the Neuroscience of Intelligence published by Cambridge University Press. Over his career he has used neuroimaging to study how brain function and structure relate to intelligence, and the ways in which “smart” brains work. He is the editor-in-chief […]


This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in aNew York Hospital.It was sent by a medical doctor Make sure to read what is in the closing statement AFTER THE POEM. SLOW DANCEHave you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight? […]

2017 in Review: New Drugs, Formulations and Clinical Guidelines

Author: Flavio Guzman, MD Dr. Guzman has no conflicts of interest to disclose. In this article, we look back at the most clinically relevant news of 2017 in the field of psychopharmacology. In terms of new drugs, two drugs were approved for the treatment of tardive dyskinesia: valbenazine (Ingrezza) and deutetrabenazine (Austedo). This publication also […]

The illusion of immunity in Government Service

Doctor at Community Health Center sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for PPH Death The court of Additional Sessions Judge Narnaul in a decision dated 15/12/2017 dismissed the appeal against conviction by Doctor working at CHC Kaniana District Narnaul Haryana and upheld the decision of the Judicial Magistrate Ist Class sentencing the Doctor to 2 years […]

Books for MBBS

*Complete package including links to download all the pdf books you will need in MBBS* :- Anatomy: 1–> KLM for Gross Anatomy2–> Snell's Anatomy3–> BD Churassia 4–> RJ Last5–> Grey's Anatomy6–> Langman Embryology 7–> KLM for Embryology8–> BD For General Anatomy9–> Dissector10–> Di Fore Histology 11–> Junqueira's Histology 12–> Netter Atlas of human Aantomy Folder […]

Doctor Versus Doctor : Ego, Jealousy and Plain Stupidity.

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande The angry relatives entered my cabin, and threw a file upon my table. “Doctor, our patient’s kidney function has gone worse because of the injection used in MRI” the patient’s daughter said, quite loudly, pointing a finger at me. The way she spoke spiked my anger, I was already tired: two […]

Who should control the health care system

As I write this, the current attempt by the GOP to overthrow the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, seems to be heading for the health policy cliff.  Since the beginning of 2017, several attempts have been made by lawmakers to replace the ACA, which most experts agree has done anything but […]

Influence of antidepressants on hemostasis

Demian Halperin, MD and Guido Reber, PhDAdditional article informationAntidepressants, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are widely used for the treatment of depression and anxious disorders. The observation that depression is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with ischemic heart disease, the assessment of the central role of serotonin in […]

GI and brain .

Rebecca Knickmeyer, PhD, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues analyzed fecal samples from normally developing 1-year-olds to determine the bacterial composition of their gut.LAt age 2 years, some babies scored significantly better on cognitive tests than others. The differences were found to relate to the bacterial clusters […]

Will milk be banned

She has stirred a hornet's nest with her campaign against milk. Even hardcore veggies have attacked Maneka Gandhi and religious leaders have openly come out to contradict her. Curiously, on her side now is global research and modern science. They are the ones defending her now. Pritish Nandy talks to Maneka Gandhi about the controversy […]

Foot pains

The foot is a very important part of the human body because it is the primary tool for performing basic functions such as standing, running and jumping. However, it is also subject to various types of diseases, which could actually lead to severe and chronic pain. This kind of pain is a condition that affects […]


A brilliant answer by Bala Senthil Kumar to the question below, as answered at popular Q&A site A must read, and to ponder about…_ *What is your view on the saying "Congress has looted India for 70 years?"* It isn't the looting of wealth that bothers me so much as the sheer fact that […]

Rediscover Your Doctor

Do you knowthat when treating you of your viral fever your doctor gets exposed to the virus? Do you knowthat when doing surgery your doctor gets cuts and pricks that may transmit disease from patient to doctor? Do you knowthat when your doctor dresses your diabetic foot, they feel nauseated by smell and do not […]

Medical profession

बडा अच्छा हुआ,🏥 अस्पताल बन्द हो गया.*

* अस्पताल में किसी मरीज की मौत हो गई तो अस्पताल बन्द करेंगे ! भई इसे कहते हैं 'शौर्य'."दिल्ली सरकार" ने यह कर दिखाया। अब ऐसे ही एक एक करके सभी अस्पताल बन्द करवाओ ताकि कही भी कोई भी मरीज कभी भी मर नही पाएगा और डॉक्टरों द्वारा हो रही लूट भी पूरी तरह बन्द […]


Shall we anticipate??????Compelled by the conditions prevailing the medical man are already practising defensive medicine. In coming years more and more critical patients will face this……… A patients go to family physician who checks him, declares that he is serious and advises to get admitted. PATIENT now starts his journey in AMBULANCE , Goes to […]

Ayn Rand

“I quit when medicine was placed under State control some years ago,” said Dr. Hendricks. “Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I could not […]

Pathologists vs lab technicians


Yes why?

Own thoughts!!

"A man who has gone out of his town comes back and finds that his house is on fire. It was one of the most beautiful houses in the town, and the man loved the house the most! Many were ready to give double price for the house, but he had never agreed for any […]

Review on Fortis and Max hospital Negligence debate

Cancellation of Max hospital license and Fortis allegations came as a shock to all the medical fraternity but not any emphasis given to all the medical professionals, engineers, accountant and other staff working in the hospital.Here are few highlights on the eye opening facts for all the great minds in the public and in the […]

The Jan Aushadi Pariyojana: A primer for Indian doctors

M3 India NewsdeskDec 08, 2017Here is a primer for the practicing doctors on the "Janaushadhi" scheme which might help them to take better decisions if confronted by patients with dilemma.Earlier this year the Medical Council of India reiterated that the medical fraternity should prescribe drugs with generic names.The government too, wants doctors to prescribe cheaper […]


Sankaran MV BNI:For all parents who push kids to study all the time.. A extract from writer Sujatha’s biography. A must read. Good one. For all parents who force their children to study. Is life just dangling in future alone?? I recently got an E-mail. It’s from a worried father of two sons. He is […]

What is solution to mess in Indian healthcare?

—————————Bohr Committee advised for Indian Medical Services, in line of Indian Administrative services in year 1948 . After that many Committees were formed on same subject but recommendations not implemented. It is high time that government should immediately nationalise healthcare services in India. Till 1990 it was mainly government hospitals which were providing healthcare services […]

Dictatorial Actions?

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande If one minister commits a mistake, does the entire government go? Even the wrong ministers rarely go.If one doctor / department has committed a mistake, how fair is it to cancel the license of an entire super-specialty hospital, where over a hundred specialists work, many hundred patients are already admitted and […]


हम में से बहुतों का खून ये समाचार पढ़ के खौल रहा होगा। पर मेरे प्यारे साथियो,थोड़ा धीरज रखो।एक बार क्लिनिक एस्टेब्लिशमेंट एक्ट ढंग से आ जाये,फिर ऐसी खबरों की हम सभी को आदत पड़ जाएगी।मैक्स जैसे भारी भरकम अस्पताल का जब ये लोग ऐसा हश्र कर सकते हैं,तो सोचो छोटे मोटे अस्पतालों और नर्सिंग […]


Now let's see how use of special instruments is charged in hospital bills.I had no knowledge of cost anaysis until recently when i had an opportunity to interact with one expert whose kin was admitted in my hospital and he used to be in her room every evening.Robotic knee surgery has become the talk of […]


Health care delivery is an increasingly complex process. Successful treatment for a patient no longer rests on a single individual, rather it rests on a chain of factors dependent on healthcare workers as well as technology. Given the intricacies in the system, and the challenges within, medical errors and technological glitches have seeped in to […]

High bp

High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140 – US guidelines High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90. “High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher […]

Who is against medical profession?

I believe, we are fighting among ourselves. There are Corporate doctors, government doctors , Small healthcare establishments & Private Practitioners. There r resident doctors, consultants & teaching faculty.Yes we are not cohesive, we are at war with each other . Corporates are busy in destroying small healthcare establishments by playing dirty games in collusion with […]

Viable or not

It seems that the biggest group of healthcare Providers in Delhi NCR are feeling the heat , right in midst of the winter ! November was jinxed for FORTIS Group , and December seems to be the MAX Hospital’s turn ! One has apparently ‘ kept a dead Patient on ventilator to fleece money , […]

India—a tale of one country, but stories of many states

The Lancet Colonialism leaves disfiguring scars among those who are colonised. Few countries inflicted such deep wounds as Britain did during its centuries-long colonial rule of India. Understanding the history of colonialism and its consequences is therefore essential if one is to understand the predicaments of nations today. This week, The Lancet publishes the most […]

Paucity of time prevents doctors from following BP measurement protocol:

M3 India NewsdeskDec 05, 2017 Small inaccuracies in blood pressure (BP) measurement can have considerable consequences. We recently conducted an online survey to assess the blood pressure measurement practices among Indian doctors, the most commonly performed clinic examination, yet considerably undervalued. MethodologyThe survey carried a few simple and direct questions for the Indian doctor community. […]

The Disillusioned Psychiatrist

By Eve A. Wood, MDDecember 3, 2017 Many of us psychiatrists are struggling with where we are as a profession and field. Our burnout rate is off the charts. Suicide is common; 400 doctors in the U.S. kill themselves yearly, and 5% of U.S. physicians have considered suicide in the last 12 months. Isolation and […]

Respect: The Depreciating Indian Salary

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande “Over 1.5 Crore Every Year! That becomes more than ten lacs per month! Wow!!” my student showed me the news that some brilliant engineering students passing out from India were hired by some software biggies in Campus Interviews, “They will start their careers at that salary. That’s life!” I felt proud, […]

Frank Rajan 2: Holy Cross Hospital vs Fortis Hospital: Dear society, You will get what you deserve!

Article by ©Dr Swapnil Kumar Kale for DoxBay Once you have beaten up all the doctors in the country and broken all their small clinics into pieces, this is what you will be left with – corporate hospitals that charge you lakhs per hour! कल्याण का हॉस्पिटल तो तोड़ दिया; अब हिम्मत है तो एक […]

When Baby Is Handed To Parents In Plastic Bag – By An Oxford Doctor

Dr Amit Gupta Sipping tea on a cold winter morning in Oxford, a ghastly story back in India caught my attention: premature twins presumed dead, then one found alive. But as I read further, the horror of the tragedy got worse and worse. If true, the babies had been unbelievably handed to the shattered parents […]

PCPNDT – Medicolegal Secrets

(written By Dr Vivekanshu ) Man & Machines “Terror of Making Error” among Doctors under PNDT“Doctors must play with Machines by the specific Country’s Rules” Q. What is PCPNDT?PCPNDT=Pre conception & Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of sex selection) Act 1994.1 Q. What does PNDT Law regulate?• PNDT Law regulates “Testing & Telling”• Law regulates fetal […]


सरकारी अस्पताल में गये तो शिकायत थीभीड़ भाड़ है ,धक्का मुक्की है,गंदगी है यहां तो मुसीबतें घनघोर हैं। पड़ौस के नर्सिंग होम में गए तो शिकायत थीसुविधाएं कम हैं , मैनेजमेंट नही हैये दिल तो चाहे कुछ और है। आलीशान कॉर्पोरेट में गये तो शिकायत थीमहंगा है, मानवता नाम की चीज़ नही ,ये तो साले […]

Vandalised civilisation

VS NAIPAUL WAS among the earliest to pronounce the widespread prevalence of Mughal-era structures throughout north India—many built on the ruins of earlier Hindu religious structures—as an indication of cultural vandalism in history. According to the writer, several of today’s celebrated examples of Mughal and Islamic architecture were a standing monument to wounds inflicted on […]

Hindu civilisation

Post Independence, in our collective zeal to present a politically correct version of history, we have ensured that Delhi’s and north India’s Hindu heritage remains hostage to a mix of distortions and apathy–Paging–VS NAIPAUL WAS among the earliest to pronounce the widespread prevalence of Mughal-era structures throughout north India—many built on the ruins of earlier […]

Do psychiatry and neurology need a close partnership or a merger?†

BJPsych Bulletin Michael FitzgeraldAdditional article informationAbstractarticle-metaAdvances in neuroscience in recent years have blurred the boundaries between psychiatry and neurology. They now have more in common than what divides them and this signals a return to their origins. Many have called for a merger of the two disciplines, which would offer a more holistic approach, whereas […]