Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.– World Health Organization, 1948
28 year old salaried professional.No known diseases. Presented with complains of acute loss of income over the last 1 month along with a new stress of going broke. Patient was apparently happy until last month by maintaining a paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. History of – School and College education which gave the ability to earn,… Continue reading Acute YOLO Stress Syndrome
The Spanish Flu of 1918 was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, infecting 27% of the then world population and killing 40 – 50 million people. It’s been common knowledge in the global health community that another pandemic ‘Disease X’ whose speed and severity could match that of the Spanish Flu is a matter not of… Continue reading Fighting Future COVID-19s
Deloitte’s analysis of these network dynamics in Medicare shows that where physician relationships are tightest, spending for certain health conditions is lower. For instance, an increase in the physician centrality (a measure from network science that captures the degree of coordination between disparate parts of the network) decreases average episode of care cost for hip fracture by almost 15 percent (or US$2,000) and for coronary artery disease by 26 percent (or US$1,050).… Continue reading The Networking Doctor
The prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency (<200 pg/ml) is at least 47% in Indian population. If B12 levels of 200 – 300 pg/ml are considered as borderline deficient, then up to 74% of the Indian population would be potentially deficient.… Continue reading Veganism & Vitamin B12 Supplementation
If Google Maps is showing routes to autonomous vehicles today, the idea of ‘bio-tagging’ target voxels for robotic surgeries with the help of such readily available brain maps doesn’t seem too far fetched. Neither does the idea of two neurosurgeons sitting in a cafe and brainstorming the surgical approach to a holographic reconstruction of a segmented brain pathology seem too futuristic.… Continue reading Digital Dissection
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