ARE YOU A ‘TAP TURNER OFF’ ?

Forty year ago, as a young postgraduate student of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1973, I listened to a guest lecture on ‘ The future directions in Research’. The speaker, Prof. Denis Burkitt  (of Burkitt Lymphoma fame) had just become head of the Medical Research Council in UK, after some path breaking research on ‘Fibre in the diet’. The core of his lecture was an important question he posed to all us youngsters, as we began our new vocations.  Are you a Floor Mopper or a Tap turner off – he asked. I was 25 and a young graduate from St. John’s Medical College, challenged to a new vocation in...

Tracking Expenses

Keeping track of expenses? I mean who does that? This reply came from one of my doctor client who’s about to start with the financial planning exercise. I am sure many readers of this article are of the same view as almost all professionals are only concerned about the income part in their...

Can Ethics be taught...

Is there a way to teach or motivate people to behave in a manner that is morally right? This captivating topic has been the subject of intense speculation and study and has thrown up some riveting points of view. The question is whether ethical behavior is ‘caught’ or ‘taught’. A few weeks...

ALTER-NATIVE SYSTEMS...

ALTERNATIVE: – Across America, thru’ Oxford, and Web to Websters  (I mean the Dic-s) define as a single choice other than something  (nowadays the meaning extends even to several).  Alternative Medicine on the other hand is defined by OED as something other than ‘traditional’ medicine....

Neo-app: helping babies Jun22

Neo-app: helping bab...

In our first article of the series, we review an app that is taking its baby steps in the field of standard treatment protocols and is bound to be a success The google play store which houses the app WHO-CC AIIMS describes the app as: AIIMS WHO CC STP with the help of neonatologists from...