Monthly Archives: April 2023

Neuropathogenesis of COVID-19

AAAS March 4, 2023 1-2 pm Room 147 Neuropathogenesis of COVID-19 Avi Nath Chief, Section of Infections of the Nervous System National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, NIH Bethesda, Maryland, USA PATTERNS OF LONG-COVID Severity of symptoms Severity of symptoms new symptoms Months Months Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Balcom, et al., Brain 2021 Pathogenesis of […]

Indian Psychiatry Society demands revision of MHA

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Productive Ageing I recently came across this news snippet that tremendously inspired me. Shri Dr. CR Rao, 102, Padma Vibhushan awardee and a prominent Indian American mathematician and statistician, was recently awarded the 2023 International Prize in Statistics, the equivalent to the Nobel Prize in the field, for his monumental work 75 years ago that […]


Scientists claimed the XBB.1.16 variant of coronavirus to be responsible for the current surge in cases in India. On March 28, 2023, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) recommended an update in the treatment guidelines for managing COVID-19. Amid fears of a rapid resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country, India recorded more […]

Ayurveda practitioners

The apex court in India, the Supreme Court (SC), ruled that Ayurveda practitioners do not perform equivalent work and so cannot have equal pay compared to MBBS(medical science) doctors. It took a verdict from the honorable SC for people to understand the difference between medical science and pseudoscience. Apart from the pointed differences shown in […]

Cirrhosis is reversible

Myth: Cirrhosis is irreversible.Fact: Cirrhosis is reversible and structural changes can regress Alcohol-related chronic liver disease (CLD) can reverse with alcohol abstinence Hepatitis B-related CLD can reverse with antiviral therapy (drug of choice: tenofovir alfenamide) Hepatitis C-related CLD can reverse with direct-acting antiviral therapy (…) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-related CLD can reverse with control of […]

Cerebral atrophy due to vitamin B12 deficiency

Cerebral atrophy (brain shrinkage) in an infant: Sad story with a happy ending 1. 10-month old infant was brought by his parents with generalized weakness & lethargy for 4 months. His motor milestones had also slowed down. He was evaluated by a local pediatrician. #MedTwitter 2. Thyroid profile was normal. MRI brain showed severe, diffuse cerebral atrophy (generalized […]

हेनरी ग्रे !

हेनरी ग्रे ! ये एलोपैथी के इतिहास पुरुष हैं !आज इन पर एक पोस्ट मिली , और मैं सोचता रहा , क्या आदमी था ! शवों को कब्र से खोद कर निकालता था , अध्ययन करता था , शोध करता था , लिखता था , चित्र बनाता था , और ये सब उसने 20 – […]


Sl. No. Content Page No. 1 Indirect Comparison of Lenadogene Nolparvovec Gene Therapy versus Natural History in m.11778G>A MT-ND4 Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Patients 1 2 NfL Levels Significantly Decrease in Response to Treatment with Patisiran or Vutrisiran in hATTR Amyloidosis with Polyneuropathy 3 3 Comparison of Efficacy Outcomes with Vutrisiran vs. Patisiran in hATTR […]

The Mental Health Atlas 2017

The World Health Organization Atlas reveals lower bed and mental health professionals ratio per population in India. This may be due to a poor allocation of funding in the mental health sector by the Government. This resulted in a lack of complete and comprehensive care ranging from acute treatment to long-term rehabilitation throughout the country. […]


Introduction: Curry Leaf (Murraya koenigii) is a green leafy vegetable native to India. Curry leaves are natural flavoring agents with numerous health benefits. They contain several medicinal properties that include it being anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and with hepato-protective properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the antibacterial effects of curry leaves. […]


Dear friends[especially Indians and Indian diaspora]I would like you all to watch this new video by @ScienceIsDope_ It is important, because it will provide you simple, understandable and basic knowledge about identifcation of “fake evidence” in so-called “scientific studies” that are especially discussed by those who try to sell their pseudoscience, well marketed as “religious […]


Everyone knows that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption and significant alcohol use can lead to alchohol-associated liver disease that can eventually lead to alcohol-related cirrhosis (end stage) or acute-on-chronic liver failure (critical). But significant alcohol use does not affect only the liver. The whole body takes a toll. Here are some lesser […]

Psychology of Eggs To Order: 🥚 Breakfast, in the Army, was usually a hurried affair for a young officer. The interval between morning physical training and office barely gave time for a quick shower and change of dress. This was followed by a brief stopover at the officer’s mess for a quick breakfast. Unlike a […]

Covid-19 virus and liver injury

Covid-19 virus has high tropism (attraction) to the liver and biliary system, BUT does not cause direct liver injury or liver failure Read more here (needs University/Hospital or personal subscription):“Investigating the correlation between COVID-19 and the progression of chronic liver disease:”…

Trofim Lysenko – Wikipedia

Trofim Lysenko Article Talk Language Watch Edit In this name that follows Eastern Slavic naming conventions, the patronymic is Denisovich and the family name is Lysenko. Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (Russian: Трофим Денисович Лысенко, Ukrainian: Трохи́м Дени́сович Лисе́нко, Ukrainian pronunciation: [troˈxɪm deˈnɪsowɪtʃ lɪˈsɛnko]; 29 September [O.S. 17 September] 1898 – 20 November 1976) was a Soviet agronomist and pseudo-scientist.[1] He […]


L Dear Reader, It gives us immense pleasure to share the April’ 2023; issue 67 of “Psychia Tree”, which explores the clinical evidence supporting the new understandings and happenings in the field of Psychiatry Being a healthcare custodian of the society, clinicians are constantly thriving to be abreast with the novel understandings of disease and […]


Evidence-based consensusguidelines for themanagement of catatonia:Recommendations from the British Association for PsychopharmacologyJournal of Psychopharmacology 2023, Vol. 37(4) 327–369Academic support initiative by Background


The Neurobic Alzheimer’s causes the person to lose memory and can no longer have feelings of pleasure and joy, nor control of their own organs. The patient loses Consciousness about his actions and his own Identity, because he will no longer be able to recognise himself, his friends and family and not even his own […]

Daily report on Public Health measures taken for COVID-

State Control Room, Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu Media Bulletin 18.04.2023 Daily report on Public Health measures taken for COVID-19 S.No Description 1 Number of COVID -19 testing facilities 2 Number of active cases till yesterday 3 Number of persons tested positive today 4 […]

Floortime M This article needs more medical references for verification or relies too heavily on primary sources. (November 2017) The floortime or Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model is a developmental model for assessing and understanding any child’s strengths and weaknesses. It has become particularly effective at identifying the unique developmental profiles and developing programs for children experiencing developmental delays due to autism, autism spectrum disorders, or other developmental disorders. […]

Story of Dr. Vidya Sagar MD

Triple Jubilee Celebrations 2023-24 years 60 INDEX (fo”k; lwph) i`”B la[;k Preface iii Acknowledgment v Foreword: Dr. Rajiv Gupta vii Message : Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar CM, Haryana ix Message : Prof. Anita Saxena VC, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak x Message : Dr. O.P. Kalra Former VC, Univ. of Health Sciences, Rohtak xi Message […]

America Has No Way to Take Care of Mentally Ill People | Time

Opponents of New York Mayor Eric Adam’s plan to involuntarily send mentally-ill homeless people to psychiatric hospitals participate in a rally at City Hall on December 08, 2022 in New York City. The mayor’s plan has been met with fierce opposition from civic groups, homeless advocates and some law enforcement. Under the plan, private hospitals […]

10 Signs Someone is Addicted to Drugs

Drug addiction is not something new anymore. We see a lot of people who are addicted to some type of drug or another all the time. However, what makes drug addiction worse is that many people who are addicted to drugs don’t ever agree to themselves that they are really addicts. If you’re one of […]


MORAL OF THE STORY IS, EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE SIDE LINED ! Forwarded in writer’s own writing….👇🏻 I had finished my MBBS and was pursuing MD in internal medicine in one of the best government colleges in Kerala. Clearing the tough MD entrance by merit gave me an aura and self pride, that comes along with […]

The Use of Cardioprotective Devices and Strategies in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Procedures and Cardiac Surgery

healthcare Review The Use of Cardioprotective Devices and Strategies in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Procedures and Cardiac Surgery Toufik Abdul-Rahman 1,2 , Ileana Lizano-Jubert 3 , Neil Garg 4, Emilio Tejerina-Marion 3 , Syed Muhammad Awais Bukhari 5 , Ana Luisa Ek 3 , Andrew Awuah Wireko 1,2, Adriana C. Mares 6 , Vladyslav Sikora 1,7 […]


रजिस्ट्री स.ं डी.एल.- 33004/99 REGD. No. D. L.-33004/99 सी.जी.-डी.एल.-अ.-22122020-223849 स.ं 554] No. 554] असाधारण EXTRAORDINARY भाग III—खण्ड 4 PART III—Section 4 प्राजधकार से प्रकाजित PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY नई दिल्ली, िुक्रवार, दिसम्बर 18, 2020/ अग्रहायण 27, 1942 NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020/AGRAHAYANA 27, 1942 कें द्रीय मानजसक स्ट्वास्ट््य प्राजधकरण अजधसचू ना नई दिल्ली, 18 दिसम्बर, […]

Suicide and suicide attempt

[Downloaded free from on Thursday, June 17, 2021, IP:]REVIEW ARTICLEPractical implications of Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Suicide and suicide attemptLaxmi Naresh Vadlamani, Mahesh Gowda1Department of Psychiatry, Columbus Hospital – Institute of Psychiatry and Deaddiction, Hyderabad, Telangana, 1Department of Psychiatry, Spandana Health Care, Bengaluru, Karnataka, IndiaABSTRACTThe prevalence of suicides has been increasing in recent […]

Practical implications of Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Suicide and suicide attempt

[Downloaded free from on Thursday, June 17, 2021, IP:]REVIEW ARTICLEPractical implications of Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Suicide and suicide attemptLaxmi Naresh Vadlamani, Mahesh Gowda1Department of Psychiatry, Columbus Hospital – Institute of Psychiatry and Deaddiction, Hyderabad, Telangana, 1Department of Psychiatry, Spandana Health Care, Bengaluru, Karnataka, IndiaABSTRACTThe prevalence of suicides has been increasing in recent […]


The life of a medical, nursing, or PA student can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. Whether you’re on your way to becoming a health professional, or you already are one, it’s important to be aware of the signs of burnout. Osmosis is here to provide tips to help […]

Of substance | Deccan Herald

Human beings, since time immemorial, have a natural urge to ‘feel different’ periodically. It has been called the ‘fourth drive’ after food, sex and sleep. Children discover the experience quite early when they playfully spin round and round at an increasing speed, till they feel a head rush. Adults do it by taking mind-altering substances or […]

‘colonial loot’

India archive reveals extent of ‘colonial loot’ in royal jewellery collection David Pegg and Manisha Ganguly Five years ago, Buckingham Palace marked its summer opening with an exhibition celebrating the then Prince Charles’s 70th birthday with a display of his favourite pieces from the royal collection, Britain’s official trove of items connected to the monarchy. “The prince […]

the National List of Essential Medicines

X.11035/346/2021-DRS Government ofIndia Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan,New Delhi Dated 13^September,2022 The Government of India had constituted a Core Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. V.M. Katoch the then Secretary, Department of health ResearchandDirectorGeneral,ICMR,MinistryofHealth& FamilyWelfarefor reviewingand revisingtheNationalListofEssentialMedicines(NLEM),2011 in the context of contemporary knowledge of use of therapeutic products. The Core Committee sincesubmitted […]

डॉक्टर्स और डॉक्टर्स संगठन इतने कमजोर क्यों ?

डॉक्टर्स और डॉक्टर्स संगठन इतने कमजोर क्यों है ; क्यों कोई भी इनके मान सम्मान की परवाह नहीं करता , मारपीट अपमान मानहानि से नहीं चूकता , सब मिलाकर आर्थिक ,मानसिक सामाजिक शोषण , आइये विस्तार में महत्वपूर्ण विवेचना करते हैं कि पिछले 75 वर्षों में क्या गलतियां हुई है 🙏 संगठन में शक्ति होती […]

Dr Hari Singh Miani

Dr Hari Singh Miani Was amongst the old doctors of Dehradun. Even visited my grandmother when ill and bent over by Kyphosis. He was a known physician. Historical facts about Dr Hari Singh Miani He was an unknown war hero. The people of Dehra Dun, during the 1970s and 80s, knew him as the grey-haired […]

“Professional Responsibilities of Medical Teachers.”

With an aim to improve the quality of medical teaching and reduce the gaps in learning, the Ethics and Medical Registration Board (EMRB) of the National Medical Commission (NMC) today released the guidelines on “Professional Responsibilities of Medical Teachers.” Releasing these new guidelines in the public domain, the NMC Ethics board mentioned “It will be prudent […]

Drug expiry debate: the myth and the reality

Dan Gikonyo, Anthony Gikonyo, […], and Premanand Ponoth Additional article information Introduction There is so much wastage of drugs as they are not used in time. Medications are expensive, and in the Asian and African continents, where many have the problem of affordability the debate is to see if the medication could be used even […]

Viagra makes flowers stand up straight for a week longer.

Viagra makes flowers stand up straight Judy Siegel-Itzkovich Additional article information Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is good not only for treating male impotence. Israeli and Australian researchers have discovered that small concentrations of the drug dissolved in a vase of water can also double the shelf life of cut flowers, making them stand up straight for […]

अलग-अलग चार्ज डॉक्टरों को लुटेरा नहीं बनाते

अलग-अलग चार्ज डॉक्टरों को लुटेरा नहीं बनाते किसी भी कार्यक्षेत्र में, आपके पास सस्ती सेवा और लक्ज़री सेवा दोनों की ही सुविधा है –अगर आप ट्रेन से चेन्नई से दिल्ली जाना चाहते हैं तो आप अपनी स्वेच्छा से जा सकते हैं -जनरल , SL , 3A , 2A या 1A में।प्रत्येक की अलग-अलग लागत है […]