What a Life

15.The Greatest Ever Experiment on Mankind

  If you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will come to believe it yourself. Joseph Goebbels  In the mid 1990s the concept of evidence based medicine hit the shores of Britain. The idea was to ensure practice must be based on sound scientific principles. This created the concept of […]

16.Benefits and Risks of Turmeric

Disclaimer: All drugs including herbal drugs potentially have side effects. No herbal medicine should be started before taking the advice of your General Practitioner (GP) or doctor.   That’s the Indian in me – you must put spices on everything. As a kid, whenever we got sick, my mom would take milk and put turmeric […]

17.So You Like Your Fizzy Drinks?

This blog is by no means a comprehensive discussion about the problems associated with fizzy drinks. It is merely an insight which will hopefully encourage readers to go and learn more with their own research.   I don’t worry about chemicals. There are enough chemicals entering my body through all the  fizzy drinks I consume to […]

19.Unwanted Silence

Medicine is about teamwork. Without teamwork we are all failures. Jazz Pal-Kerr   The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need for a physician. William j. Mayo The screams of a baby, The sobbing of a woman, The crying of a man, The mysterious anaesthetist, The beeping of […]

20.The Heavies

At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security. Jodi Rell As a medical student I never imagined the level of security required in hospitals. It never occurred to me that there would ever be a need for security firms, armed police and surveillance cameras would ever be needed inside and outside […]