Monthly Archives: May 2020

Be Smart Be Prepared Disaster Survival Guide

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ICMR has published a good epidemiological summary paper of COVID-19 cases from Jan22-April30 in India I encourage you to read it at… Here are key insights for me from this paper Only 60% of COVID-19 cases have Fever at point of testing(thermal screening less likely to work in 40%). 31% have breathlessness (they present […]

Drug use and Addiction: Evolutionary Perspective Russil Durrant, Simon Adamson, Fraser Todd and Doug Sellman Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2009 43: 1049 DOI: 10.3109/00048670903270449 The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: On behalf of: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Additional services and information for Australian and New Zealand […]

The evolutionary origins and significance of drug addiction

 BioMed Central Review Tammy Saah* Address: Stanford University School of Medicine, Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory, USA Email: Tammy Saah* – * Corresponding author Published: 29 June 2005 Received: 09 August 2004 Accepted: 29 June 2005 Harm Reduction Journal 2005, 2:8 doi:10.1186/1477-7517-2-8 This article is available from: Open Access © 2005 Saah; licensee BioMed […]

Opioid receptors: drivers to addiction?

Emmanuel Darcq1 and Brigitte Lina Kieffer 1,2* Abstract | Drug addiction is a worldwide societal problem and public health burden, and results from recreational drug use that develops into a complex brain disorder. The opioid system, one of the first discovered neuropeptide systems in the history of neuroscience, is central to addiction. Recently, opioid receptors […]

Cleaning masks 🎭

PHOTOGRAPH BY BOBBY DOHERTY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC READ CAPTION If you do venture out wearing masks and gloves, here’s how to clean them, when to dispose of them… PHOTOGRAPH BY BOBBY DOHERTY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCECORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Here’s the best way to clean your face mask Whether you’re wearing a disposable surgical mask or a cloth bandana, […]

Covid 19: We need neither vaccine nor herd immunity

I had said in an earlier blog article that the SARS Cov-2 virus responsible for the current pandemic is likely to evolve rapidly towards reduced virulence. The reason why I expect this is that on the one hand, almost all countries are implementing strict quarantine measures for all detected positive cases. But on the other […]

Covid is airborne?

May 27, 2020 — Something has been bothering Kimberly Prather, PhD: Everything she reads about COVID-19 points to a pathogen that travels through the air. There’s how quickly it has spread around the world, studies showing how it spreads through restaurants (maybe by the air conditioning system?), how it attacked a church choir even though […]

Delhi covid scene

Hi, this is Dr. Ambarish Satwik . Allow me to state a few elementary facts. Community transmission of COVID is properly underway and the epidemic is just about taking off in Delhi. The numbers are rapidly increasing and it’s expected to peak in July, which means that on its downturn, the curve is likely to […]


As the number of coronavirus infections increases rapidly, scientists and health experts are clear that herd immunity isn’t going to bail the world from this deadly pandemic. Herd Immunity is a benchmark which is reached when the majority of the population develops resistance to a contagious disease — thereby developing antibodies that can immune the […]

Alcohol and API

1. APA recommends (1C) that the initial psychiatric evaluation of a patient with suspected alcohol use disorder include assessment of current and past use of tobacco and alcohol as well as any misuse of other substances, including prescribed or over-the-counter medications or supplements. 2. APA recommends (1C) that the initial psychiatric evaluation of a patient […]


Revised advisory on the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as prophylaxis for COVID-19 infection (in supersession of previous advisory dated 23rd March, 2020) 1. Background The Joint Monitoring Group under the Chairmanship of DGHS and including representatives from AIIMS, ICMR, NCDC, NDMA, WHO and experts drawn from Central Government hospitals reviewed the prophylactic use of Hydroxychloroquine […]


All health care workers will have a breakdown, have patience for them, you really don’t understand what they are going through. They are carrying burdens and worries they can’t discuss with you. They find out things before the general public they can’t share with you. They feel unsure. They are questioning everything they used to […]


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Dark side of science

Science Has an Ugly, Complicated Dark Side. And the Coronavirus Is Bringing It Out. Experts say the pandemic is letting bad science slip through the cracks.  Mother Jones illustration; Getty The coronavirus is a rapidly developing news story, so some of the content in this article might be out of date. Check out our […]



Last week I faced the task of telling brand-new parents that their 2-lb premature son needed emergency surgery. The conversation was all the more difficult because, surgery or no surgery, odds were he would die. They agreed to the procedure with one request: that we allow his grandparents and uncles the chance to meet him […]

Dehradun song

One of the 50th Anniversary of rarest BEATLE songs… ‘Dehradun’ by GEORGE HARRISON – It is one of the rarest Beatles’ songs. The words of the haunting song capture the gypsy-like spirit of the town, especially as it used to be in the sixties. The lyrics of the song: _‘Dehra Dehra Dun, _Dehra Dun Dun_ […]

Psychosocial Support for Children during COVID-19

   A Manual for Parents and Caregivers    FOREWORD As COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand in India and in the world, only one thing is certain: the current outbreak will have profound impact not only in the health and economic situation, but also on the psychosocial well-being of societies across nations. […]


The nationwide lockdown will no longer help India in its fight against COVID-19, and in its place community-driven containment, isolation and quarantine strategies have to be brought into play, leading virologist Shahid Jameel said. Also watch: Bihar, UP begin to witness a sudden spike in coronavirus cases (Video by News18)Click to expand Ad 00:25 – up […]

HCQ advisory

 भारतीय आयु वि ान अनुसंधान प रषद वा ्य अनुसंधान वभाग, वा ्य और प रवार क याण म ं ालय, भारत सरकार Date: 22/05/2020 Revised advisory on the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2 infection (in supersession of previous advisory dated 23rd March, 2020) 1. Background The Joint Monitoring Group under […]




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How a young Mumbai doctor transformed healthcare in a Bihar village

Dr Taru Jindal was sent to Bihar to train rural doctors in modern childbirth practices; she ended up transforming the community and herself. As part of a project sponsored by the Bill Gates Foundation, a young gynaecologist gets posted at the Motihari district hospital, Patna, where her job is to train the doctors in improved […]


The Last Bullet For Indian Private Healthcare

©️ Dr. Rajas Deshpande Many doctors, nurses and other staff, police officers are dying due to corona exposure. Recently the quarantine period of doctors was cancelled. To add to this, very ridiculously, doctors’ salaries were reduced, and covid funds were deducted from even frontline warriors’ salary. This is like taking money from a soldier’s paycheck […]










Treatment of complex psychiatric cases

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Medico legal case

  WATCH SERIES Medico Legal Case in PSYCHIATRY    Case of death due to sudden cardio-respiratory arrest while being treated for schizophrenia (Source: Sow.Induma Krishnarao … vs Dr.UlhasBendale, on 30 October, 2009. Available at: h ps:// Accessed on: September 27, 2019). Summary The present case was filed by the complainant against the […]

The Power of Prayers

French pilot Ronald Nikson was flying his plane along with his four colleagues & was trying to locate the defence facilities of german army during world war 1. Nikson in order to have the clear views of german defence sites he took risk & lowered his plane.His plane was hit & went in to flames. […]

Practice guide lines

 Patron & State Co-ordinator, Dr. Bhim S. Pandhi President Elect Dr. . Arvind Sharma Vice President, Zone-I Dr. Raj Kumar Viz Vice President, Zone-II Dr. Hansa Singh Hony. Treasurer Dr. Sanjay Upreti No. IMA /UA /2019-20/4135(B)/139(B)/100 Dear Colleague, OPD Date: 19/05/2020 INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION UTTARANCHAL STATE BRANCH (Registered under […]

Handbook of Mental Health Issues During COVID19 Pandemic

   Edition 1     Department of Psychiatry Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi    Copyright All rights reserved. The concept,the contents, print & publication, in all its formats (hard copy & soft copy version) are copyright properties of Department of Psychiatry Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras […]


May 20, 2020: Vol 20 No 66 COVID-19 has devastated certain countries, such as the UK and the USA. COVID-19 seems to have relatively spared other countries, including India, and it is unclear whether lockdown is the only reason for this. In a very important study, Grifoni et al (2020) studied T cell response to […]

The Type 2 Diabetes Meal Planner

Good meal planning can help you better control your blood sugar Eating healthy foods and adding variety to your menus is easier than you think. Your doctor or healthcare provider can help you develop a meal plan that helps control tour blood sugar. This sheet can help you make that plan more interesting by providing […]