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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 … Continue reading

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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% … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Long Term Health Benefits Of Adopting Organic Juices In Your Routine

Long Term Health Benefits Of Adopting Organic Juices In Your Routine Let’s start with some reality checks. In order to increase sales and maximize profits many retailers have started supplying processed food often adulterated with some harmful chemical to enhance the taste or increase its longevity. It is unfortunate how supermarkets today are focusing on … Continue reading

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The speed and accuracy of pathogen diagnosis can be improved with homogeneous magnetic separation

The speed and accuracy of pathogen diagnosis can be improved with homogeneous magnetic separation Microbiological culture is a common diagnostic method for the detection of infectious disease. However, it is not a perfect tool. Results are sometimes inconclusive, and long growth time means that a microorganism may not be detected quickly enough to prevent a … Continue reading

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