dr.pk 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–dr.pkgupta@yahoo.com,dr.pkgupta@gmail.com web site–http://www.deemagclinic.wordpress.com EDUCATION-MBBS from University of Agra, (1979 to 1985),(MBBS with Honors in […]

‘Health insurance may require Rs 20,000-30,000 crore … first phase involves only the public hospitals’ August 15, 2018, 2:00 AM Beginning today, the Narendra Modi government’s health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) will be rolled out. Indu Bhushan, CEO of the project, in a conversation with Durgesh Nandan Jha explains […]

*LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS* Following Bombay high court verdict to proceed with criminal prosecution in an incident which involved TELEPHONIC CONSULTATION, the issue came to attention of the public and was widely discussed. Although the particular stand by the high court was not finding negligence in TELEPHONIC consultation, but was due to other reasons also. […]

Target beneficiaries of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme are more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on SECC database. Updated : August 11, 2018 15:58 IST To ensure that nobody is left out there will be no cap on family size in ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme. Ayushman Bharat, often referred to as ‘Modicare’, […]

In a silent yet tough stance towards data breach, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released a draft of Healthcare Security Law under Digital Information in Healthcare Security Act (DISHA) and has invited comments from stakeholders and readers on the same before April 21. In the draft document shared, the Ministry of Health […]

Association between physical exercise and mental health in 1·2 million individuals in the USA between 2011 and 2015: a cross-sectional study Sammi R Chekroud, Ralitza Gueorguieva, Amanda B Zheutlin, Martin Paulus, Harlan M Krumholz, John H Krystal, Adam M Chekroud Summary Background Exercise is known to be associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular […]

Health ministry National Electronic Health Authority

Dr Arun Gupta (President , Delhi Medical Council) :- ” I am glad a debate has been started in medical community regarding menace of telephonic consultation. Though the Mumbai high court case which triggered this debate is not entirely about telephonic consultation only, it has other elements as well. Nevertheless let us try to understand […]

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*LEGAL&ETHICAL ASPECTS* Following Bombay high court verdict to proceed with criminal prosecution in an incident which involved TELEPHONIC CONSULTATION, the issue came to attention of the public and was widely discussed. Although the particular stand by the high court was not finding negligence in TELEPHONIC consultation, but was due to other reasons also. Subsequently arrest […]

Published Online: 16 January, 2018 | Supp Info: http://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20172295 Downloaded from jem.rupress.org on August 6, 2018 Jonathan Kipnis Department of Neuroscience, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Viewpoint          The brain is our computing machine that integrates stimuli […]

Byung-Chul Son, M.D., Ph.D., Deok-Ryeong Kim, M.D., […], and Sang-Won Lee, M.D. Additional article information Abstract article-meta Objective Meralgia paresthetica (MP) is a syndrome of pain and/or dysesthesia in the anterolateral thigh that is caused by an entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) at its pelvic exit. Despite early accounts of MP, there […]


How many doctors does India have? Going by data given to Parliament by the Medical Council of India (MCI), there are more than 10.8 lakh doctors registered. In reality, no one really knows as is evident from the MCI’s own answer that 80% availability has to be assumed from this total number. Why 80% and […]

The Great God of Depression By Pagan Kennedy Ms. Kennedy is a contributing opinion writer. Aug. 3, 2018 401 Nearly 30 years ago, the author William Styron outed himself in these page s as mentally ill. “My days were pervaded by a gray drizzle of unrelenting horror,” he wrote in a New York Times Op-Ed […]

Mind It By Dr Harish Shetty August 02, 2018 at 06:14 PM IST social-share-icons Stem Cells Restore Sight? Medscape Replacing damaged epithelium cells improved vision in wet AMD in early trials OPEN Ad closed by Stop seeing this ad Why this ad? Ad closed by Stop seeing this ad Why this ad? Seen this ad […]

History of my Alma mater —————————————— During the British Empire’s government, in 1854 S N Medical College was founded for the practice of British military doctors. The name of S N Medical College was originally Thomson School, named for Lt. Governor Sir James Thomson, founder of the college. Plans for establishing the school were made […]

Grand Slam championship. I see this photograph of Serena Williams — at the precise moment she won the Australian Open in January — not as a testament to her prowess Ad Buy Now and Get 20% Off tatasky.com VISIT SITE on a tennis court but as a symbol of life. I am transfixed by the […]


* RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD, PHD | PHYSICIAN | SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Not accustomed to visiting hospital executive suites, I took my seat in the waiting room somewhat warily. Seated across from me was a handsome man in a well-tailored three-piece suit, whose thoroughly professional appearance made me — in my rumpled white coat, sheaves of […]

India is a unique country and to be a doctor of modern scientific medicine in this country requires to have a self destructive streak which is becoming increasingly intolerable. Medical profession in India is the most lackadaisical and laggard when it comes to looking after its own interests. We are taught and continue to learn […]

Following that, the National Consumer Commission has given the following verdict on the issue of hospitals hiring non-MBBS doctors: “When a patient is admitted in a hospital, it is done with the belief that the treatment given in the hospital is being given by qualified doctors under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. It is […]

A stepwise approach involving dietary and lifestyle changes along with medication(s) is recommended for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.4,6 Metformin is the medication recommended first-line in most patients, unless contraindicated.4,6 After metformin, medication selection is determined by a variety of factors including glucose control, presence of cardiovascular disease, other patient-specific factors, (e.g., […]

 Figure 3 Preference for white coat by clinical care setting and physician gender. ED, emergency department. Doctors should wear a white coat when seeing patients in the hospital, the majority of respondents (62%) agreed or strongly agreed with this statement (table 3). Variations in patient preferences of physician attire Important variations in patient preferences […]

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT PATHANAMTHITTA, JULY 25, 2018 UPDATED: JULY 25, 2018 04:06 IST Excessive use of social media by children could seriously impair their language learning abilities, M.S. Alexander, consultant psychiatrist at Leeds and Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the United Kingdom, has said. Dr. Alexander was […]

नई दिल्ली, जेएनएन। डॉ. भरत वतवानी के प्रयासों को मैग्सेसे पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया जाना न केवल भारत बल्कि विश्व में मानसिक स्वास्थ्य की गंभीर होती चुनौती और इसके सापेक्ष अपेक्षित समाधान को दुनिया के सामने प्रस्तुत करने का सबब है। डॉ. वतवानी ने अपने सार्थक प्रयास से एक राह दिखाई है। दैनिक जागरण से […]

👏 👏👏 Dear friends posting 25 points which I feel every clinician should follow; 1. Do not prescribe medicines for more then 30 days even for out station patients. Out station patients demanding late follow up should be referred to a fellow consultant based at new address or nearby Medical College specialty Dept 2. For […]

Just Released: Much awaited report from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the National Medical Commission, 2017 Committee proposes to move forward with the NMC Bill, 2017 with substantial recommendations on the Constitution of the NMC, regulation of fees in Medical colleges, the National exit exam and role of States in approving medical colleges The Department-related […]

Japanese scientists have found that applying ultrasound waves to the brain can improve cognitive dysfunction – and possibly combat dementia. The research found that applying low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to the brains of mice improved blood vessel formation and nerve cell regeneration without having obvious side effects. The research, which was conducted by scientists at Tohoku […]

Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Marcia Angell is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. But more to the point, she’s also the former Editor-in-Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably one of the most respected medical journals on earth. But after reading […]

To, Shri. Ram Gopal Yadav Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, Government of India, New Delhi. Subject: Suggestions/Objections to National Medical Council Bill, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “NMC Bill”) Introduction:- The idea of reforming and revamping the MCI took root in the Independence Day speech of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2009. The […]

Complete list of 344 drugs banned by the Ministry of Health Family welfare Complete list of 344 drugs banned from today in the market A gazette notification by Ministry of Health and d drugsFamily Welfare has banned 344 medicines of fixed drug combinations. The Health Ministry banned 344 fixed drug combinations through a gazette notification. […]

 Methods in MolecularBiology 1230    SantiM.Spampinato Editor Opioid Receptors Methods and Protocols                           METHODS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Series Editor John M. Walker School of Life Sciences University […]

 The Cannabinoid Receptors THE RECEPTORS KIM A. NEVE, SERIES EDITOR The Cannabinoid Receptors, EDITED BY Patricia H. Reggio, 2009 The Glutamate Receptors, EDITED BY Robert W. Gereau, IV, and Geoffrey T. Swanson, 2008 The Chemokine Receptors, EDITED BY Jeffrey K. Harrison, 2007 TheGABAReceptors,ThirdEdition,EDITEDBYS.J.EnnaandHannsMo ̈hler, 2007 The Serotonin Receptors: From Molecular Pharmacology to Human Therapeutics, […]

The Receptors Series Editor: Giuseppe di Giovanni For further volumes: http://www.springer.com/series/7668 Mary E. Abood Roger G. Sorensen Nephi Stella Editors endoCANNABINOIDS Actions at Non-CB1/CB2 Cannabinoid Receptors   Editors Mary E. Abood Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA, USA Roger G. Sorensen Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral […]

Sai Deepak, Counsel for People for Dharma Snapshot • People for Dharma makes its case on day six of the Sabarimala hearing. • Counsel Sai Deepak’s arguments are explained here: The petition in the Supreme Court of India seeking entry of women of all ages in the Sabarimala Temple is in the final stages of […]

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION: This is a practical guide to Prescribing Baclofen in Alcohol Addiction. All the information in this module is available in written form including protocols for prescribing and dose adjustment and an information pack to give patients (link). We’ll go through 1  The key effects of baclofen in alcohol addiction 2 The important […]

 [New 2015] SCOPING QUESTION: In people with alcohol dependence post-detoxification, is baclofen effective for relapse prevention management of alcohol dependence? BACKGROUND Medications registered for the management of alcohol dependence include acamprosate, naltrexone and disulfiram; however, these medications are often not available in many settings and are also not effective for all patients. Baclofen is […]

Mice colonized with an altered gut bacterium had less fat accumulation in the liver (right) than mice with a normal gut bacterium (left). Image: Devlin lab Researchers studying the human microbiome—the bacteria that live in our bodies—face a chicken-and-egg problem. Say they collect data from a group of healthy subjects and a group of diseased […]

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world mental health data

In this entry we present the latest estimates of mental health disorder prevalence, disease burden rates, and mortality impacts across a number of disorders. We address substance use disorders (alcohol and drug use disorders) in separate entries on Substance Use and Alcohol Consumption. — Read on ourworldindata.org/mental-health

When India opened her doors for foreign investment in the post-1991 liberalization era, businessmen of all hues sensed opportunity. Among them, were those who identified healthcare as a space where India had lagged behind for decades – but was now ready to catch up. At the time, barring Government facilities with certified doctors and good […]

Race issues

http://www.hindubooks.org/sudheer_birodkar/india_contribution/medicine.html Sushruta was an ancient Indian surgeon (who was possibly born in 7th century BC) and is the author of the book Sushruta Samhita, in which he describes over 120 surgical instruments, 300 surgical procedures and classifies human surgery in 8 categories. In the Sushruta school, the first person to expound yurvedic knowledge was Dhanvantari […]

This story is part of The Race Issue, a special issue of National Geographic that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us. Tell us your story with #IDefineMe. IN THE FIRST half of the 19th century, one of America’s most prominent scientists was a doctor named Samuel Morton. Morton lived in Philadelphia, and he […]

WHEN AMANDA WANKLIN and Michael Biggs fell in love, they “didn’t give a toss” about the challenges they might face as a biracial couple, Amanda says. “What was more important was what we wanted together.” They settled down in Birmingham, England, eager to start a family. On July 3, 2006, Amanda gave birth to fraternal […]

by Bindu Krishnan I bought the book “The Missionary Position – Mother Teresa in theory and practice” by Christopher Hitchens almost two months back but kept putting off reading it. I knew that it would disturb me and well, it did. By the time Mother Teresa was made into a saint, my adulation had run […]

Irvin Schonfeld, PhD, MPH July 03, 2018 In a recent commentary on Medscape (“Is Burnout a Form of Depression?”), Michael R. Privitera, MD, MS, cited a review article on which I served as one of the coauthors.[1] This review, the conclusions of which Dr Privitera disputes, finds that there is substantial overlap in what some writers call […]

Biomedical waste is a misnomer and thrust on medical professionals to harass them and extract money illegally. Take a scenario  a pt with open tuberculosis with diabetic foot admitted in a hospital, pt foot ambutated and marked as biomedical waste and all precautions are required to disposed in a dedicated team in a dedicated incinerator. […]