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- Breasts - Know Them Save Them
If I say that for a woman, her breasts are merely two bundles of soft tissues which need continuous support, I would be dishonest.
- The Common Shame Games of India
Could the cause be lack of portable loos near construction sites or just plain resentment on the part of the poor overworked labour class?
- Coming Soon - A Cure For Myopia
I never wanted my kids to go through this. I was so helpless, but hopeful about the advancement of technology in this field.
- Imperfection is Bliss
Do you know he masturbates? My father alleged, referring to my son.
- Photography Times: Celebration
Shooting a Concept photograph involves a significant analysis of the message one wants to convey
- Indian Railways: The World's Largest Loo Network
Why can't we be little sophisticated, if not sober is all what I think whenever I travel by Indian Railways....
- Bhopal : A Gas Tragedy
I always thought for 2010 the biggest national shame would be the Commonwealth Games, but was proven wrong
- Book Launch: Angel of Death - The Story of Smallpox
A Photo Essay on a book launch and other bits and bobs at the Wellcome Centre, London
- Do Gadgets Obscure Observation?
What was confirmatory earlier has become perfunctory for doctors now
- Foot Pain, An English ‘Infection’
Meanwhile I think of the clippity-clop, the beautiful high heeled damsels wishing if only I could have been there during that period.
- Fear and Lust
- Casual Racism in Advertising
Skin lightening creams are nothing but a thin manifestation of racism.
- What Ails Healthcare Delivery In India? Part 1- The Infrastructure
The answer lies perhaps in freeing healthcare from corrupt political influence
- Movie Review: Paa - The Self-Absorbedness Of Bachchanalia
If the story wasn't supposed to be about the disease itself, then why bring it in?
- McDonald's India - As Indian As You and Me
Being a little chubby should no longer be seen as a matter of pride or a mark of affluence.
- poetry: gold fish
the surgeon general should warn one and all / google alerts are bad
- Remember Bhopal
Bhopal - 25 years and counting.
- Indian Hospitals: 3 Deaths, 24 Hours
I realized the conditions of our hospitals that day
- Nutrition Down the Drain
The industrial revolution was responsible for subtraction of nutrients from the food chain, leading millions to constipation and diseases.
- Illness, Morbid Thoughts and Lack Of Sun
Each day seemed like the day before - lousy to the core and the nights were the worst
- From Japaratinga - The Healing Poison
The frog with the healing touch
- Indians And Artificial Sweeteners
Many Indians have an unhealthy skepticism towards artificial sweeteners.
- When Dyscalculia Strikes
Its a vortex that sucks the person in and panic steps in, aggravating the situation further.
- Hygiene Hypothesis
This is the story of every germophobe.
- A Panacea For Evil Looks
Now we know why uncle Bhushan can't perform in spite of four marriages.
- Quacks & Gullible Folk
The quack said, 'You have come in time, otherwise this black hairy thing would have grown like a tennis ball in the stomach and killed
- Book Review: Living Green - The Missing Manual
The book has been written from the perspective of a person living green.
- Beyond Words
There is an immense treasure of Intelligence within and out there, that lies beyond the knowledge of books and beyond the chatter of our own
- Tamiflu Resistant A(H1N1) Swine Flu Increasing
This was the main worry in the case of earlier diseases where antibiotics were given for any problem, including treating the common cold.
- Delhi Needs Dr. Shetty
One short touch of inspiration and a person finds his goal in life.
- Swine Flu - More Than A Medical Crisis
The government thus far has fumbled its response, having taken things lightly until recently, and even now, providing mixed messages at various levels
- First Swine Flu Death in India, Government Issues New Guidelines
The tragic death of young Rida is fundamentally due to the general unpreparedness of the public health system, the government, and society at large.
- The Starbucks Syndrome
Starbucks and its fans: How would you rank them?
- Insomnia - A Personal Experience
I should have been consulting a psychologist. I should've been on medication. I wasn't.
- A New Intelligence: The Only Hope for this World
The hope faor a better world would not come from 'chronic mind chatter' that ails humankind today leading to wars and crime.
- Quitters do Win
Winston Churchill and his permanent appendage created a positive association between success and smoking in my mind, turning me into a smoker.
- Buner & Swat: Plague Around the Corner?
It looks as though there will be no sowing of wheat in Buner and Swat this season.
- The Obsession with Cleanliness
Are we, in the developed world, moving towards a state of unnecessary cleanliness?
- Notes From a Wretched Old Fellow's Diary
My grandson says I can type diary accounts in the computer.
- The Fascinating World of Pranic Healing - What is it?
On the fourth of June I had my most amazing experience yet, with Pranic healing
- Dr. George Tiller Shot Dead and the Abortion Debate Continues
Dr. Tiller’s murder will make no difference to the abortion debate
- The Fascinating World of Pranic Healing
This amazing technique to heal yourself and others left me pretty shell shocked
- Being Amar Singh - Stress Disorders Among Indian politicians
Possible connection between medical disorders and Indian politics
- Satire: Wine Flu
I hope they leave the goats alone.
- Swine Flu Getting Serious - Is This a Global Pandemic?
The swine flu is not yet an epidemic, but is bothering health authorities and Governments enough that they are taking the necessary precautions.
- Poetry: Remembering Papiya Ghosh
a sky masquerading a poem incised her mind and reason on third december two thousand and six.
- Health Care: Some Personal Anecdotes
While conventional doctors and health care is still required, often there are simpler alternatives to everyday concerns.
- Health Care at Home
"Diet is the primary source of our health issues. After all we are what we eat."
- America's Healthcare Crisis, Part II - Physician, Heal Thy Profession
That was a different era, an era where physicians were scientists, trained observers and good listeners.
- Disabled Children Wait up to Two Years for Wheelchairs
It is a shame when a supposedly universal healthcare system lets down disabled children who are desperate for help
- Tall and Shrinking Muslims, Short and Growing Europeans
At which point did the Arab world and the Western European world start to flip over in terms of development?
- Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Symbol of Hope and Courage in South Africa
Cecilia Makiwane Hospital remains a symbol of hope as it is the symbol of anti apartheid struggle, courage and catering to thousands of disadvantaged patients
- America's Healthcare Crisis, Part I
Whose responsibility is it anyway?
- The Healthcare Crisis, Part One
The final spoke is the consumer. This is where the biggest blame lies in the whole system.
- Hepatitis - In HIV's Long Shadow
Hepatitis B is more lethal than AIDS, claiming more lives in a day than the latter does in a year.