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Just what it says: a mishmash of posts ranging from intensely personal, often atopical, rants to medical news and stuff, etc. All, however, somehow medically related (even if that is far-fetched!)

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The Latest Anti-Snoring Aids And Solutions

Somewhere between managing the ever increasing work pressure and keeping up with the personal commitments, it is our sleep that bears the brunt of our lifestyle choices. Sound sleep is a rare and precious thing that only a few lucky ones get to experience. This imbalance in our body clock leads to a number of… Keep Reading

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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… Keep Reading

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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… Keep 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… Keep Reading

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Another NEJM Gem: The Doctor's Dilemma

I always rather enjoy the narrative perspectives that the NEJM publishes every week, and some of those hit very close to my heart. The Doctor’s New Dilemma talks of how Modern Medicine today is facing away from the patient and into the computer screen. The author, Dr. Suzanne Koven, MD (you can follow her on twitter… Keep Reading

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EqualHealth Opens up Social Medicine Course

From the EqualHealth website: Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness is offered by EqualHealth in collaboration with SocMed, an organization that advocates for and implements global health curricula founded on the study of social medicine. EqualHealth is excited to expand upon SocMed’s well-established curriculum to focus on the specific… Keep Reading

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