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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 20 March 2013
Medical developments from around the world Smiling Linked to Health Benefits New research in Psychological Science reaffirms the positive benefits of a simple smile; it even showed that a half-hearted smile might be associated with some benefits. Smiling lowers the heart and breathing...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 07 March 2013
Recent research has thrown new light on the widely used medicine “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” — Mark Twain A chemist with as many as 40 patents, Arthur Eichengrün, a Jew, was the first to discover aspirin in 1897. He was the...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 22 February 2013
New evidence reveals its failings, but will modern medicine change its outlook? “Let us follow the truth whither so ever it leads.” — Socrates The New England Journal of Medicine published a study, in November 2012, which has shaken the foundation of the vaccination hypothesis....

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 13 February 2013
Medical developments from around the world Yucky! But Could Be Healthy Children usually pick their nose and eat the dried boogers coming from the nose. As they grow up, today’s Westernised parents reprimand them to stop that habit. People think it is not civilized behaviour to pick...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 08 February 2013
Hypertensive drugs can be harmful, as shown by some studies “He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence” — William Blake  Conventional research in medical science, better called statistical science, is reductionist and is based purely on the bio-medical model of disease. Future...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 05 February 2013
We are made up of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and other trace minerals. When we die we go back to the same elements. In between we are an amazing enigma called the human mind seen as a human body which, for all intents and purposes, looks solid having a perfect shape “Maybe we're...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 04 February 2013
Let mothers feed their babies for as long as they could. Efforts to feed every new-born baby with a ‘scientific’ formula instead of the God-given mother’s milk should stop for the common good. When governments are in cahoots with the industry mankind suffers “Successful people are always...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 30 January 2013
Medical developments from around the world Hip Fractures after BP Drugs A recent study published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that 43% of hip fractures and falls occurred most often within weeks of the victim being put on anti-hypertensive drugs. We are made to...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 18 January 2013
Medical literature is like a thick jungle with 7.5 % new information pouring into biology through well over 40,000 bio-medical journals all over the world, every month. It is the job of an ideal teacher to guide the novice in this thick jungle of mostly dead wood to the real useful rose wood...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 18 January 2013
Humans don’t even have the enzyme to digest milk. And now, milk carries carcinogens The health hazards of milk aren’t well understood by the medical fraternity, let alone the common man. The fact is that humans do not have any enzyme to digest milk from a foreign source after we are...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 17 January 2013
Let us teach our young children in school that true science is learning from the workings of nature as our best teacher. Let us change our educational system from rote learning and memorizing to creative curiosity in every child where it is dormant “Whosoever would be a man must be a...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 15 January 2013
Medical developments from around the world BMI and Heart Risk According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, “Using BMI instead of cholesterol in cardio-vascular risk prediction models may provide more accuracy.” Investigators also found that “replacing total cholesterol level with...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 11 January 2013
Is consumption of salt really good for health? What you need to know about salt “A nuclear power plant is infinitely safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.” — Dixy Lee Ray The lay press is taking a keen interest in medical science research these...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 January 2013
Medical developments from around the world Exercise after Age 40 May Increase Life Expectancy A study published recently in the journal PLOS Medicine sounds a loud wake-up call to ‘healthy weight’ couch potatoes who believe their good BMI (body mass index) will ensure them a long life....

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 03 January 2013
Hospitals often diagnose fake critical illness or serious injuries just to loot hapless patients Gopal (not his real name) is a young techie working for a big software company in Chennai. One day, he was a bit late to office and was in a hurry. He was trying to park his two-wheeler with...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 02 January 2013
Medicine does not believe in the wellness concept. Everyone is ill unless proved otherwise is the present paradigm, thanks to the total body scanners. It is preposterous that medical science does not worry about health promotion, while it goes overboard about disease interventions, many of...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 26 December 2012
Modern medicine’s scientific base is still shaky. Yet, it is prevalent today, thanks to pharmaceutical and medical devices lobbies who earn millions. If the profession can overcome the enormous pressure of the powerful pharmaceuticals lobby, mankind could hope to get modern medicine to do...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 15 December 2012
Disease mongering occurs at a feverish pitch in the vaccination industry, one of the richest medical industries, mostly controlled by the Forbes’ list toppers in the west. Our best bet to avoid diseases is to strengthen our inbuilt immune guard, the healer within “There is no logic to...

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BM Hegde BM Hegde 14 December 2012
Junk Food Damages “Every junk-food meal you eat damages your arteries, while Mediterranean-type meals do no harm and may even have a beneficial effect.” This study was presented on 30th October at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. “The study included 28 non-smoking men who ate a...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 10 December 2012
People can be taken for a ride easily in the name of science. Anything can be sold if it is labelled as scientific. The idea is to make the erstwhile colonies remain subservient to the western thinking. Will our leaders bring in the change or would they still prefer the status quo which is...

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