Paternalistic attitude in unilateral implementation of public health policies, especially with respect to banning of (harmful) substances, has been one of the issues that I have been debating not only with my colleagues, but also with my own self, for a while now. Aside from the obvious stake in the matter as a student of Public Health and Community Medicine, this has been an issue … Continue reading New York Soda Rule: Raising the Debate on Paternalism in Public Health
Once you have read the plot, you will understand what I am going to deal with in this post. The key to understanding how House reached a diagnosis of SSPE in the adopted kid was in a funny encounter he had in the clinic. A yummy mummy had brought in her kid who she was not vaccinating as she believed that it was a form … Continue reading House M.D. 1.02: Denialism
The next episode happens to be one of my favorites because this is one of the few cases where House’s flights of diagnostic fancy is actually comprehensible to my mere intelligence. Also, there is this one thing I have to ask: in diagnosing SSPE, can we take a trans-pupillary retinal biopsy by poking in through the eye? My normal medical curriculum never taught me anything … Continue reading House M.D. Plot: 1.02 Paternity
Since I started writing this series anayzing House MD episodes blow by blow, I have received a few (considering the really few readers this blog has anyways, the definition of “a few” remains open to interpretation) requests to add some more details about the plots themselves so that people do not have to wrack their brains to remind themselves what the whole deal was. I … Continue reading House M.D. 1.01: Pilot/Everybody Lies: Plot
This is the first post in the new series on the blog where I analyze House MD episodes based on the content and scientific interpretation of the same. It is going to be a difficult ride trying to analyze a crazy medical drama in true scientific light, but then again, who said that the things worth doing in life were ever easy? In this post … Continue reading House MD 1.01: Dignity in Death
House MD, the popular TV show, has been the source of inflammatory issues surrounding medical ethics since the very first episode. I have always wondered how it is so popular, given that the real medical world resembles it in no ways. Yet, I must admit, I love watching the show and find myself to be inexplicably drawn to the series. Like most budding medical students, … Continue reading Reviewing House MD: The Research Blogging Version
Yeah, you don’t usually juxtapose those two characters together quite often, now, do you? So, I unearthed this rather popular Youtube channel managed by NCISMelanie, who makes mashup videos of NCIS and House MD set to tunes of different popular songs. Here is one absolutely thrilling one: I do not intend to promote piracy and copyright infringement or anything like that. But honest to God, … Continue reading Lady Gaga – House MD Mashup!