Daily Archives: 12/06/2017

Consequences of hospital bill

Our Bureau March 2: The West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017, drawn up by the Mamata Banerjee government contains stringent norms for the functioning of hospitals and proposes hefty penalties for possible lapses. Metro highlights the key provisions of the bill, copies of which were distributed to the MLAs on the […]

Routine blood glucose testing may not be of value to some patients with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes: Blood glucose testing of little value to some patientsBy Honor WhitemanPublished Sun 11 Jun 2017blood glucose testing Many patients with type 2 diabetes consider finger-prick blood tests key for keeping blood glucose levels under control. But according to a new study, they are unlikely to be beneficial for patients who are not […]

Pathological Narcissism.

Proud peacock. Narcissist? Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com When certain patterns of behavior, or your inner experience, become continuing, pervasive, and inflexible and deviates from what your culture expects, you may have a personality disorder. Narcissistic personality disorder involves an extreme need for admiration, delusions of grandeur or grandiosity, and a lack of empathy. This particular […]

How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

BAD MEDICINE DANIELA DRAKE 04.14.14 5:45 AM ET 133117414DR027_HEALTH_WORKE DAVID RAMOS/GETTY By the end of this year, it’s estimated that 300 physicians will commit suicide. While depression amongst physicians is not new—a few years back, it was named the second-most suicidal occupation—the level of sheer unhappiness amongst physicians is on the rise. Simply put, being […]

The Upshot

Teaching Hospitals Cost More, but Could Save Your Life 72 JUNE 5, 2017 Austin Frakt Austin Frakt THE NEW HEALTH CARE Perhaps not evident to many patients, there are two kinds of hospitals — teaching and nonteaching — and a raging debate about which is better. Teaching hospitals, affiliated with medical schools, are the training […]

Mindstrong

ADD ANOTHER HIGH-PROFILE departure to the list of people leaving Verily, the Google-spawned health science company: Thomas Insel, a neuroscientist and former head of the National Institutes of Mental Health who was leading Verily’s mental health initiatives. After barely a year and a half, Insel is joining a startup called Mindstrong, aiming to come up […]