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Clinical Evidence has an update on the management of Crohn’s disease. A very useful read considering the fact that it is a disease with rising number of cases. Here is a list of the recommendations which underwent changes: Aminosalicylates to maintain remission: Categorization changed from likely to be ineffective/harmful to likely to ber beneficial Fish Oil: […]
Greg Laden’s Blog talks about “Panic among Kenya’s gays” following the passing of a UN resolution which makes it tantamount to the fact that killing gays is OK. In a measure on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, the African and Arab nations managed to edge out three words in the final resolution which would have […]
Action Potential, an Australian Medical Student Blogger, speaks of her first blood draw and the North Korea-South Korea standoff (with USA in the fray: where there is war, there is USA!) in her post There will be blood. Reading this reminded my of my first IV Cannulation. Now, in my hospital, there is no phlebotomist […]
1st December is widely celebrated as the World AIDS Day: to raise funds, awareness and support and acceptance of this killer disease and its sufferers. On that particular day, I am supposed to attend a workshop right from early morning to late in the night. However, I have pledged my support to this cause and […]
In the South Seas there is a cargo cult of people. During the war they saw airplanes land with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now. So they’ve arranged to imitate things like runways, to put fires along the sides of the runways, to make a wooden hut for […]
So, if this Article (not the best source of news, I know) is to be believed, then the special task force created under the aegis of the Central Government to clean up the mess that is medical education in India, the National Commission for Human Resources for Health, has suggested in its report that there […]
There is an excellent resource in Clinical Evidence on MRSA: treating people with infection, which proved to be very helpful to me just last week. We usually do not get too many patients with MRSA, thankfully, and were caught off guard when a patient’s culture reports showed MRSA. After doing the needful and alerting the […]
A wonderfully done powerpoint presentation on how not to do a powerpoint presentation! Done by the comedian Don McMillan, this seems to be quite some time old, but I must say, although technology has improved down the ages, and Microsoft has added more and more bells and whistles to MS-Powerpoint with each new version of […]
Today is World Toilet Day. And whilst you may be laughing under your breath as you read this, the truth remains that the lack of proper sanitation and drinking water is a tremendous public health disaster.
So here I am talking about my first day, not-quite-the-first-show experience with HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1, the first in a two-part denouement to a decade-long saga of magical mayhem which I have started to identify a large part of my childhood with. Now before I posted this review, I skimmed the […]
While the world stands up to salute Robert Edwards for being acknowledged with the Nobel Prize, another pioneer of this field goes largely unnoticed. Subhash Mukherjee, an Indian physician, based in Kolkata, West Bengal, was part of a team comprising of Cryobiologist Sunit Mukherji and Gynecologist Dr. Saroj Kanti Bhattacharya, who managed to create India‟s […]