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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 23 November 2012
Don’t rush to take medicines to control moderate hypertension Mild to moderate hypertension is not a disease but a sign that needs evaluation before putting patients on anti-hypertensive drugs. Our aim should be to find a reason or cause for this borderline elevation of blood pressure...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 20 November 2012
Consuming pills could lead to deadly results over the long term, based on evidence The story of drug development in modern medicine is a saga of dangerous and concealed efforts to fool gullible patients. A chemical molecule is discovered in the laboratory and then is checked for its...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 14 November 2012
No one to date has shown that the HIV virus is the sole cause of AIDS. Apart from propaganda by drug companies, anti-viral drugs have not been shown to have made an impact on AIDS I am in total agreement with Richard Smith, the wise former editor of the British Medical Journal, who...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 09 November 2012
The debate about climatic dangers has shifted now from doubt to inevitability. It is time for the business community to have a serious look on all these issues and formulate a people friendly economy “The common ingredients of health and long life are: Great tem’rance, open...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 02 November 2012
In addition to the lack of clear benefit, general health checks potentially cause harm. Among the harms are the diagnosis of conditions that were never destined to cause symptoms or death and the risk for unnecessary treatment “It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 30 October 2012
If an ontologist has a conscience, he will see that his patients follow a healthy lifestyle from birth to death. However, the drug and instrument industry will not let that happen as they see a very lucrative business in ontology with the whole world as their clientele  “One of the more...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 25 October 2012
The nexus between the medical fraternity and academia is too unholy   My lamentations about medicine having gone to the marketplace, piggybacking on technology, making it almost impossible to believe any of the short case-control studies published even in the ‘respectable’ journals...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 22 October 2012
Will the aviation minister pay attention to how Air India continues to treat passengers even when taxpayers are set to provide a massive bailout of Rs40,000 crore to the ailing carrier?  Here is a harrowing experience of Padma Bhushan Prof Hegde’s trip from Chandigarh to Bengaluru It was...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 15 October 2012
The combination of the new and old should be the future of human illness management. In addition to the known three energies in sciences we might have to make use of the occult energies which our ancestors have harnessed to heal mankind   The human body is a colony of 50 trillion...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 10 October 2012
Medical developments from around the world Coronary Calcium & Coronary Artery Disease Calcium in the coronary artery walls is one of the best indicators of a future heart attack. Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a study which showed that coronary calcium...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 05 October 2012
Science revolves around quick discoveries, patents and money. What is the role of compassion in this? If, according to Marie Curie, “science is measurement and measurement is science,” where is the role for compassion in science? Compassion can never be measured and, as such, is...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 01 October 2012
World Heart Day could be very profitably used to inculcate heart-healthy habits in the populace rather than screen a few and treat them at their asymptomatic stage without any benefit to them “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things”—...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 25 September 2012
The advantages of psychotherapy far outweigh the drug therapy but the powers that be are disinclined since the drug lobby runs the medical world today “No further evidence is needed to show that “mental illness” is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 24 September 2012
The global pharma industry has racked up fines of more than $11billion in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing. The scale of the wrongdoing has undermined public and professional trust in the industry and is holding back clinical progress “The love of money is the root of all...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 20 September 2012
Anyone who has enough money and/or insurance does not die in dignity. S/he has to pass through a hospital intensive care unit en route to heaven! “When I see some of the people who are glorified in magazines these days—who are so thin it's bordering on sickness—I just feel exhausted”—...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 13 September 2012
Antiseptics, soaps, and antibiotics have created a new world of killer super bugs—multi drug resistant germs—which are now threatening the world. The world needs deschooling about the benefit of looking after the germs in their natural habitat for our own good in the long run “Louis...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 07 September 2012
Old age is a pleasure and should be enjoyed without the fear of disease and death. Think young and remain young at any age “When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 31 August 2012
When the mind becomes tranquil, the body becomes healthy and happy “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln Happiness is an elusive mental state and means different things to different people at different times. A mother is happy to see the...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 24 August 2012
We need to bring about the beneficial remedies in modern medicine into medical care that is inexpensive, safe and effective. But vested interests in modern medicine are scuttling every effort with an old but effective whip “there is no evidence base” “The greatest truths are the...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 20 August 2012
The CERN scientists tried to pull a long one on the gullible public by declaring that the God particle that they claim to have found would tell us about the origin of this world! This is an unscientific claim, to say the least   “The God Particle” because the particle is “so central to...

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