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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 02 July 2013
Medical developments from around the world   Of Sodas and the Heart A case was presented at the European Society of Cardiology where a lady, aged 31, had sudden collapse with cardiac arrhythmias and very low levels of potassium in the serum. After she recovered,  the woman told her...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 26 June 2013
Building toilets to eliminate hookworms and increasing haemoglobin levels in children would help in bringing down infant mortality in India All things are artificial, for Nature is the art of God.” — Sir Thomas Browne One of my old students, Raghavendra Rao, has been working with...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 24 June 2013
Medical developments from around the world Breast-feeding Prevents Diseases A recent study from Harvard Medical School, published in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology journal, shows that women would have prevented many breast cancers, high blood pressure and heart attacks, if they had...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 13 June 2013
Recent research has assigned mango “functional foods” status. Mango can help clear up skin, promote eye health, stave off diabetes and even prevent the formation and spread of cancer “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”— George Bernard Shaw Conventional thinking is...

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Medical developments from around the world Foods that Promote Good Sleep Almonds and walnuts contain a lot of tryptophan, magnesium, and melatonin—a powerful trio that promotes sleep. Oatmeal is generally considered a breakfast fare, but studies have shown that there are actually...

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Researchers are fabricating their findings to create the illusion of positive findings, instead of publishing their actual results, for the continuation of their steady stream of funding and grants. “That the cartel’s medical monopoly has created a climate of bias in our educational...

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Respect nature as your mother and learn from her; if you abuse nature, she will kick you in the teeth! Long live mankind learning from nature as our Indian scientists of yore did   “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world”— John Muir    ...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 22 May 2013
The sun teaches two important lessons: it does not make any difference and shines on everyone, rich or poor showing us the universality of existence. The more important lesson that the sun teaches us is humility, the kingpin for good health and happiness. The sun has been burning for so long...

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A new study shows that control trials are flawed. What helps is their faith in the treatment. This puts the onus of patient care on the physician   “It is only those who are in constant revolt that discover what is true, not the man who conforms, who follows some tradition. It is only...

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Alternate Treatments for Hypertension Controlled breathing, biofeedback, transcendental meditation and some cardio-exercises have been approved for trial to alleviate hypertension. However, the American establishment seems to be averse to yoga, for reasons best known to them. Beetroot juice...

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Doctors are frustrated, patients are angry, hospitals in the west are going broke, insurance companies that are there only to make money are also declaring Chapter eleven by the day. Time to get back to the old, trusted tradition of family doctors?   “The time has come," the Walrus...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 May 2013
Medical developments from around the world   Surgical Complications and Hospital Finances Research linking surgical complications to higher hospital profits has come to light lately. Many articles had headlines such as “Study: Hospital profits soar when surgeries go wrong”,...

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Simple home remedies are the best options for minor illnesses like fever, cold, etc “Sickness shows us what we are.” — Latin proverb Fever and common cold, sore throat and flu-like illnesses can be managed at home without the use of pharmaceuticals. Bed rest, fresh air, adequate...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 18 April 2013
If we are all biologically unique, can a single medicine apply to all in all situations? “First and the worst fraud is to cheat oneself. All sin is easy after that…” — Pearl Bailey Although I had suspected that the chemical reductionist drugs that we use in therapeutics are not...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 17 April 2013
Medical developments from around the world Processed Meats Linked to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risks A study in the journal BMC Medicine has found that people who ate a lot of processed meats were more likely to die of heart attacks and stroke. They also had a higher cancer risk....

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 09 April 2013
Medical education in India is lacking in understanding of minor illnesses in rural areas and the wisdom of Ayurveda Indian medical education has undergone very little change since its inception in 1835 by the East India Company in Madras, Bombay and, Calcutta. Today, most of our doctors...

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Medical developments from around the world   Breast Cancer and Heart Risk A recent research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2013; 368:987-998), shows that radiation for breast cancer might expose women to the risk of some heart diseases. Lo and behold! ‘Experts’...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 March 2013
Medical developments from around the world Chest-only Resuscitation Improves Survival Rates “Adoption of chest-compressions-only resuscitation over traditional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for bystander intervention in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest dramatically improved...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 March 2013
Medical developments from around the world Marriage Could Reduce Risk of Heart Attacks Undoubtedly, marriage is good for health and can be a good preventive measure as well. A study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology finds that marriage reduces the risk of acute coronary...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 22 March 2013
We need to combine modern medicine, which is effective for emergency care, with less expensive but equally effective methods and Ayurveda fits the bill perfectly Ayurveda has a strong scientific base—the true science of non-linearity and holism which modern medicine does not have, as...

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