Postach.io and the Posterous deja vu

It is no secret that I was a big fan of Posterous, before Twitter bought it out and shuttered it. I wrote about it on this blog, and tweeted an endless litany of woes. Even now, every few weeks, I go to the Astronaut hanging out alone under the Posterous Spaces header, and shed a silent,…

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Bloglovin’: Is it worth it?

cy4t2y2ud4m Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am not one for spending too much time on signing up for blog directories and what not, but of late, I have felt that I have been ignoring the blog a bit. So, when someone suggested looking up Bloglovin’ and creating a blogger profile there, I thought it…

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TN Medical Council Cracks Down on Online Advertisement by Doctors

Earlier this year, in May, the Tamil Nadu Medical Council took an unprecedented step, and sent notices to 100 doctors asking them to remove their names from online medical directories, indicating that it is in violation of the Medical Council of India’s Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002. A prominent doctor posted a picture of the…

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The #POTUS in JAMA

What happens when the President of the United States of America decides to publish a peer-reviewed commentary in one of the most respected medical journals of the nation? It goes viral, of course. Anybody who follows me on Twitter knows that I am a big fan of Barack Obama, and my liking for him especially…

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BGR-34 for Diabetes: Where is the evidence?

An herbal drug, developed jointly by the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), branded as BGR-34, has been commercialized by Delhi-based Aimil Pharmaceuticals and marketed as a potentially side-effect free treatment for diabetes. However, a search for publications outlining trials conducted to support the claimed “67%…

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The Harlequin Baby Saga: Was the suspension of doctors justified?

In the first half of June this year, doctors at a teaching hospital in Maharashtra became part of medical lore in India as they were involved with the first documented case of Harlequin Ichthyosis (keratosis diffusa fetalis) in India. Unfortunately, the baby succumbed after two days, but the story of this sad death, and medical lore…

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