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MAN BOOBS or “MOOBS” This word came as a surprise to me initially when a patient of mine mentioned the term to point out to his problem. But then on doing a search, I found that its the common term used to describe the condition of “Gynecomastia”.   This is a condition where in the chest area of the male is more prominent. This is usually seen in the peri pubertal age group, when it...
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Richard Zuber wasn't surprised when his doctor told him he had prostate cancer. For years, prostate-specific antigen tests, which measure a protein in the blood produced by prostate tissue, showed elevated levels. A biopsy led to the diagnosis in January 2008. A week later, he was on the phone lining up proton therapy, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment he had researched on the Internet. There are five centers in the United States that offer the treatment,...
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The Fallacies Associated With ‘Me-Too’ Pharmaceuticals “But corruption is neither need based nor greed based.  It’s simply opportunity based.” -----Billy Tauzin, president and C.E.O. of PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry’s most powerful lobbying group, as Mr. Tauzin stated in Boston recently.   It has been said by others that the pharmaceutical industry should not have government regulation or interference from anyone interfering with their autonomy  because that would drastically limit if not eliminate their progressive innovation...
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Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a mysterious syndrome with no known etiology, although causes are suspected with this disorder.   One suspected cause of TS is believed to be a childhood onset hereditary familiar neurological disorder possibly due to a genetic mutation.  This results in a neuropsychiatric brain developmental disorder as well as unregulated neurotransmitters in the brain of a TS patient- dopamine in particular, which is elevated beyond normal measures.  The syndrome has been identified since...
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Down syndrome is one of about twelve identified chromosomal disorders- some of which are caused by additional chromosome, in whole or in part.  With Down syndrome, that extra chromosome is added to the 21st chromosome during fetal development.  Down syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21.   Chromosomes are strands that contain DNA and protein which are necessary for cell division and genetic diversity.  The syndrome was given recognition by Dr. John Down in 1866. The...
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This Makes Me Sick     When I heard the word 'war-monger', I had to find out it’s definition, as I had no idea what that word meant.  I knew others could be labeled this word, as I had heard it in the past infrequently directed at other.  So I felt a need to know what this word exactly meant..    Finally, I found the answer:  a warmonger is one who promotes war, which is...
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Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, which means that one is born missing a chromosome, which is what shares DNA with another.  And SCA causes chronic hemolytic anemia, which unlike anemia itself, actually destroys the red blood cells within a SCA patient, and not simply is depleted of such cells as is the case with anemia in general.  SCA affects almost entirely the black population for reasons unclear as far as...
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Diabetes is tough. When you have diabetes, you need to eat healthy food, stay active,control your weight, take your medicine, and check you blood glucose (sugar) to see how you are doing. And that’s on top of handling all the other things in life! No wonder a person with diabetes can feel stressed out and afraid. Good diabetes care also means controlling the ABCs of diabetes to avoid having a heart attack, a stroke, or...
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The government proposes to revive the thorny issue of making a one-year rural stint compulsory for medical graduates, said Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Friday.A proposal on the issue would be drafted by December and placed before the cabinet, the minister told reporters after the second meeting of the ministerial steering group of the National Rural Health Mission."By December we hope to go to the cabinet for clearance of the proposal," he said.In order to...
Poll Is compulsory rural posting a good move by the government? Vote Now!
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Huntington’s disease is an autosomal –dominant   movement, and cerebellar disorder first given its name that was well over a hundred years ago by a physician who had his surname to offer this devastating and degenerative brain disorder.  Huntington’s disease (HD) is progressive once symptoms manifest themselves within the victim- which is remarkably when that victim is middle-aged.  Presently, there may be 30 thousand people with HD in the United States. HD is a genetic disorder,...
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