Photo168_inner_0-0-1000-0-0-746-1000-746 gupta, about me and my work I am a neuropsychiatrist , epileptologist and electroencephalographer (तंत्रिका- मनोरोग, अपस्मारविज्ञान और ईईजी में सलाहकार) My address is- DR P K Gupta.MBBS (Hons),MD(Psy.Med) 61/5 Gandhi Road,lane jain dharamshala,Dehradun,Uttrakhand,India-248001 Ph 91 135 2621343,Mo- 9837425545. e mail–, web site– EDUCATION-MBBS from University of Agra, (1979 to 1985),(MBBS with Honors in […]


Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) is the United States national DNA database created and maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. CODIS consists of three levels of information; Local DNA Index Systems (LDIS) where DNA profiles originate, State DNA Index Systems (SDIS) which allows for laboratories within states to share information, and the National DNA […]


LINETTE LOPEZ Pharmacists around the country are agitated. For years they’ve been watching their customers struggle to pay for prescription drugs, even when they have generic or over-the-counter alternatives. These drugs are supposed to treat simple, everyday ailments, like acid reflux and heartburn. In the case of acid reflux, the drug in question is Nexium, […]


Do all corporate hospitals overcharge. I don’t think so.Big hospital bills is not only a question of ethics but of intricacies of daily practice. If one were to take a patient of an ordinary complaints like prilonged diahorrea to a general practitioner he would diagnose it amoebic and treat accordingly perhaps without investigations. The same […]

In our previous medico-legal articles we have used the term “medical negligence” and “malpractice” several times. In general, these two terms have been used interchangeably, whereas, in legal aspect they have a subtle difference in the definition of these two terms. A knowledge of this difference may often lessen the legal burden for an accused […]


Does India have a rational and robust right-wing intellectual class? Does the BJP have intellectual heft? Many of those who do not think of themselves as belonging to the Right have answered the questions with a resounding ‘no’.URA’S BOOK RELEASE ‘HINDUTVA OR HIND SWARAJ Modern historian Ramachandra Guha has done so repeatedly. He said in […]

See also: Unethical human experimentation Medical torture describes the involvement of, or sometimes instigation by, medical personnel in acts of torture, either to judge what victims can endure, to apply treatments which will enhance torture, or as torturers in their own right. Medical torture overlaps with medical interrogation if it involves the use of professional […]


Some cases have been remarkable for starting broad discussion and for setting precedent in medical ethics. Contents Research Edit Research case country location year summary Psychosurgery 1880s Psychosurgery (also called neurosurgery for mental disorder) has a long history. During the 1960s and 1970s, it became the subject of increasing public concern and debate, culminating in […]

States of America v. Karl Brandt, et al.) was the first of 12 trials for war crimes of German doctors that the United States authorities held in their occupation zone in Nuremberg, Germany, after the end of World War II. These trials were held before US military courts, not before the International Military Tribunal, but […]

This article primarily concerns bullying involving physicians. For bullying involving nurses, see Bullying in nursing. Bullying in the medical profession is common, particularly of student or trainee physicians. It is thought that this is at least in part an outcome of conservative traditional hierarchical structures and teaching methods in the medical profession which may result […]


For a broader critical view of psychiatry, see Controversy surrounding psychiatry. Vienna’s Narrenturm—German for “fools’ tower”—was one of the earliest buildings specifically designed as a “madhouse”. It was built in 1784. Anti-psychiatry is the view that psychiatric treatments are often more damaging than helpful to patients, and a movement opposing such treatments for almost two […]

Fee splitting is the practice of sharing fees with professional colleagues, such as physicians or lawyers, in return for being sent referrals[1] Contents Fee splitting in medicine and healthcare Edit This is essentially the payment of a commission to the referrer with the express intention of ensuring that the referring doctor directs referrals of patients […]

Political abuse of psychiatry is the misuse of psychiatry, including diagnosis, detention, and treatment, for the purposes of obstructing the human rights of individuals and/or groups in a society.[1][2]:491 In other words, abuse of psychiatry including one for political purposes is deliberate action of getting citizens diagnosed, who, because of their mental condition, need neither […]

The Seven Sins of Medicine, by Richard Asher, are a perspective on medical ethics first published in The Lancet in 1949.[1] Considered as poor personal conduct by physicians (or more typically, medical students) The Seven Sins describes behavior that in itself might not be grounds for professional complaint or discipline but would be considered discourteous, […]


Dermatology is the field deals which offers many facets in the treatment, but it is difficult to accept that dermatological conditions can occur due to the psychological condition. Apparently, many dermatologists have reported clinical conditions like depression and anxiety causes hair loss increases blemishes and responsible for the alopecia and other skin disorders. What are […]

A German district attorney has fined a doctor who participated in a bogus study showing chocolate helps weight loss, designed to illustrate how shady science can make the news, arguing it was unethical to ask people to participate unknowingly in such a scam. As soon as the study was published, critics raised questions over whether […]


Medical ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine. As a scholarly discipline, medical ethics encompasses its practical application in clinical settings as well as work on its history, philosophy.Historically, Western medical ethics may be traced to guidelines on the duty of physicians in antiquity, such […]


Diagram of the CRISPR prokaryotic antiviral defense mechanism.[1] Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR, pronounced crisper[2]) are segments of prokaryotic DNA containing short repetitions of base sequences. Each repetition is followed by short segments of “spacer DNA” from previous exposures to a bacteriophage virus or plasmid.[3] The CRISPR/Cas system is a prokaryotic immune system […]


 An international survey reports that only 6% of doctors are happy with their patient care jobs. They commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population. Over half are unsure they would recommend the practice of medicine to young people. Especially, in a country like India with increasing violence and less security, doctors want […]


+ Author Affiliations 1Imperial College London, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, London, UK 2Emeritus Professor of General Practice, King’s College, London, UK. Correspondence to Raanan Gillon, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Campus, London W6 8RP, UK or 42 Brynmaer Road, London, […]


Published on September 10, 2016Featured in: Editor’s Picks, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Social Impact, The Weekend Essay LikeWhen Tears Fall at Starbucks799Comment74ShareShare When Tears Fall at Starbucks157 Louis M. Profeta MD Louis M. Profeta MDFollowLouis M. Profeta MD Emergency Physician at St. Emergency Physicians Inc., Author and Public Speaker on the Topic of Spirituality in Medicine I […]


It is only May of 2016, but Supreme Court of India has already taken 3 key decisions this year which will change the Indian healthcare completely. It is expected that these 3 key decisions will leave a huge impact on medical profession and healthcare practices in India. As we all know, the Supreme Court of […]


वर्गीकरण  आईसीडी-१० G40.-G41. आईसीडी-९ 345 डिज़ीज़-डीबी 4366 मेडलाइन प्लस 000694 ईमेडिसिन neuro/415  एम.ईएसएच D004827 अपस्मार या मिर्गी (वैकल्पिक वर्तनी: मिरगी, अंग्रेजी: Epilepsy) एक तंत्रिकातंत्रीय विकार (न्यूरोलॉजिकल डिसॉर्डर) है जिसमें रोगी को बार-बार दौरे पड़ते है। मस्तिष्क में किसी गड़बड़ी के कारण बार-बार दौरे पड़ने की समस्या हो जाती है।[1] दौरे के समय व्यक्ति का दिमागी […]


तन्त्रिका तन्त्र मानव का तंत्रिकातंत्र जिस तन्त्र के द्वारा विभिन्न अंगों का नियंत्रण और अंगों और वातावरण में सामंजस्य स्थापित होता है उसे तन्त्रिका तन्त्र (Nervous System) कहते हैं। तंत्रिकातंत्र में मस्तिष्क, मेरूरज्जु और इनसे निकलनेवाली तंत्रिकाओं की गणना की जाती है। तन्त्रिका कोशिका, तन्त्रिका तन्त्र की रचनात्मक एवं क्रियात्मक इकाई है। तंत्रिका कोशिका एवं […]


तनाव आज के दौर की एक ऐसी समस्या है जो हर वर्ग और हर उम्र के लोगों को होती है। आजकल लोग अपने मालिक को प्रसन्न करने के लिए अपने ऊपर अतिरिक्त तनाव ले लेते हैं। तनाव तब होता है जब जो काम आप चाहते थे वो न हो। तनाव के शिकार हर व्यक्ति के […]


मनोविदलता मनोविदलता (Schizophrenia/स्किज़ोफ्रेनिया) एक मानसिक विकार है। इसकी विशेषताएँ है- असामान्य सामाजिक व्यवहार तथा वास्तविक को पहचान पाने में असमर्थता। लगभग 1% लोगो में यह विकार पाया जाता है। इस रोग में रोगी के विचार, संवेग, तथा व्यवहार में आसामान्य बदलाव आ जाते हैं जिनके कारण वह कुछ समय लिए अपनी जिम्मेदारियों तथा अपनी देखभाल […]


   If I would not have heard this story on my own, I wouldn’t be ashamed to be a journalist as I was two days ago. A doctor told me this real story and since then I am feeling like I should be ashamed and pity myself for all my life. Sometimes you are not […]


Gabrielle Glaser GABRIELLE GLASER 03.23.15 9:25 AM ET Greg Miday was a promising young doctor with a prestigious oncology fellowship in St. Louis. He spoke conversational Spanish, volunteered with the homeless, and played the piano as if he’d been born to it. He had rugged good looks, with dark wavy hair and a tall, athletic […]


Lot of controversies have been heard of about scrapping of MCI and introduction of NMC. Introduction of NMC is just not about the change of name but the whole system. There are many wrong self created misconceptions that has been deliberately circulated through social media to form public opinion based not upon facts but upon […]


The intoxicant was the unwitting catalyst for many surgical breakthroughs“Woe to you, my Princess, when I come. I will kiss you quite red. And if you’re forward you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn’t eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.” Thus wrote […]


Annoyance is an unpleasant feeling, but, like all feelings, it serves useful purposes. (“Annoy” and “irritate” have slightly different shades of meaning, but I’m going to use them interchangeably here.) To annoy means “to rouse to impatience or anger.” Think of it as a highway rumble strip on the edge of full-blown anger. It could […]


WELLNESS By Travis Bradberry / Inc. Feb. 12, 2016 Emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success    When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw […]


Why can’t the government do a revolutionary step in medical education by allowing all graduate MBBS DOCTORS to train a MBBS STUDENT (one student for one MBBS) AND all postgraduate MD doctors to train one MD student for a stipulated period rather like CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS do. The can there after appear in a central examination […]

“Of course, you only give the drug because it is being used to treat a disease, but when the disease and the drug affect the same outcome potential, it is very hard to separate the two, but this is what they do very well in a very large sample of American women,” she added. The […]


India celebrates its Independence Day every year on 15th August, commemorating its freedom from British rule in 1947. It is the day that all Indians pay homage to our freedom fighters and leaders for their immense contribution that led to freedom of our country. In this democratic country, everyone from a homeless person to the […]


clinical establishment act- basics why the government wants it.  The government wants insurance in health sector.The insurance sector is hesitant to enter in an unregulated heath sector . Hence the act Why the government is making a mistake.  Insurance was introduced in American health care because American health care is inaccessible and very expensive. Indian […]


To, The PM,     We, the psychiatrists of this country represented by the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS)(the largest Professional Association of Indian psychiatrists) request your intervention in the above mentioned Bill passed by Rajya Sabha on 8 th August 2016, that seeks to improve the mental health care of the mentally ill in the […]


Clinical Establishment Act . . . The vedas have long ago stated the fact that in kaliyug the do gooders would be hounded out and the the corrupt would flourish.The clinical establishment act seem to fulfill this profesy not in part but in full measures There are stringent and huge monitory penalties for non registration […]

In America, tribalism is alive and well. There arefour kinds – class, ideology, region, and race. First, class. Pretty easy. Rich folk and poor folk. Second, ideology. Liberals and conservatives. They don’t merely disagree on political issues, each side believes the other is evil. Intermarriage is discouraged and on the rare occasion that it happens, […]


Clinical Establishment Act . . . The vedas have long ago stated the fact that in kaliyug the do gooders would be hounded out and the the corrupt would flourish.The clinical establishment act seem to fulfill this profesy not in part but in full measures There are stringent and huge monitory penalties for non registration […]

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014The Clinical Establishment Act- How will it affect the practising dentist The Clinical Establishment Act 2010 became effective in Feb 2012 through an extraordinary gazette notification and is today applicable in 4 states with at least three more poised to adopt the same. There is no doubt that this is a landmark […]

The Kerala Clinical Establishments (Registration, Accreditation and Regulation) Bill, 2009 which was in the news recently has invited the fury of Medical practitioners, clinical institutions, labs, pharmacies, scanning centres and agencies, as it intended to curtail their freedom. The healthcare sector in Kerala which is one of the most lucrative sectors has been contributing to […]

Leave a reply India can boast of a flourishing and diverse medical industry. The ailing have a variety of options and treatments to choose from, including the best modern hospitals and the traditional homeopathy and Ayurveda cures. With a market of more than a billion people readily available, clinical establishments of all sorts have mushroomed […]

Saturday, December 22, 2007 The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation Bill), 2007 is one of the important bills pending before the house that has somehow escaped the scrutiny of its more controversial counterpart-in-passage, the Broadcasting Bill. It may however have equally prominent implications for healthcare across the country. It has been introduced in parliament and […]

Posted on March 6, 2014 by multiknack Long awaited Clinical Establishment Act, “THE MAHARASHTRA CLINICAL ESTABLISHMENTS (REGISTRATION AND REGULATION) BILL 2014 DRAFT” is tabled in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Let the medical professionals say anything, this act is here to stay and sooner or later, all medical professionals and establishments will have to adhere to […]

This is a post which I should have posted much before. I’m not sure about how many know about the Clinical Establishment Act 2010 which is being slowly implemented in the country. Couple of states like Assam and Orissa have already implemented it. There are many a hospital in both these states that have been […]

Once again, the newly enacted Clinical Establishment(Registration and Regulation) Act (CEA) has attracted the displeasure of the doctors. For the doctors affiliated to the Indian Medical Association(IMA) have unequivocally expressed their opposition to the provisions of the act. Their claim: it will just land healthcare in corporate hands and adversely affect smaller healthcare units. They […]

You can’t control when health emergencies occur, but if you had to go to the hospital, you’d probably be better off avoiding the summer months. At least that’s been the conventional wisdom among doctors, who know that the most experienced medical residents graduate and leave hospitals in July, just as newly minted M.D.s (i.e., last […]

Oxford University Press, 431 pp., $34.95 Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University Dr. William Osler (second from left) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, where, in the 1890s, he created the first residency program for training physicians after medical school In the 1890s, Sir William Osler, now regarded as something of a […]

The Real Problem With Medical Internships Sandeep Jauhar Sandeep Jauhar JULY 1, 2015 Credit Erik Carter APPROXIMATELY 26,000 newly minted doctors across the United States will begin their internships today. For many, this legendarily grueling year will be the most trying time of their professional lives. Most will spend it in a state of perpetual exhaustion, […]

Dear Readers, I hope this letter finds you in good health. Apologies for using such an outdated greeting, but being a doctor, I will always be obsessed as well as fascinated by it. It is my first time at writing something so please spare the irregularities and mistakes you come across while reading this. This […]