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A ‘New Era’ in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes? Not Yet

A new drug has been found to reduce cardiovascular mortality and heart failure in diabetic patients – but at a very high cost per patient, even as the claims are backed by a journal with a vested interest.

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The Specious Business of Industry-Sponsored Publications in Medical Journals

It is no wonder that between 66% and 75% of clinical trials whose results are published in the major medical journals are funded by the drug industry.

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The Things We Don’t Know About Zika Virus, But Should, Could Make it Deadlier

The Zika virus has considerable potential to penetrate our borders to play havoc amid the ideal conditions provided both for it and the mosquitoes.

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The Ways in Which Delhi’s Pollution Can Kill You

Before you draw your next breath, be aware that it could seriously damage you. Scientists have estimated that air pollution by prevailing PM2.5 levels will have led to 6.6 million premature deaths by 2050.

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With Athletics in Tatters, India Could Face Interpol Inquiry for its Doping Habit

Governance should not be confused with business and winning cannot be at the cost of kickbacks to corrupt coaches and officials.

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The SPRINT Trial on Aggressive Treatment of Hypertension Should Be Published at the Earliest

The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) randomised 9,361 high-risk hypertensive adults with systolic blood pressures of 130 or more.

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Why Delhi Needs to Say ‘Not in My Backyard’ to Dengue

We are sitting ducks against a virus that has no antidote as yet and which can take out both children and adults.

Standing tall after DeBakey Type I aortic dissection extending to left iliac artery

This report describes DeBakey Type I aortic dissection in a middle-aged hypertensive female who had undergone mitral tissue valve replacement a decade previously.

2015 NOBEL FOR MEDICINE REWARDS SEMINAL OLD CURES FOR PARASITIC DISEASES. The Wire, 6th October 2015.

2015 Nobel for Medicine Rewards Seminal Old Cures for Parasitic Diseases | The Wire

BIG PHARMA IS SUBTLY BUT SURELY SPINNING STATINS OUT OF CONTROL. The Wire; 20th August 2015.

Big Pharma is Subtly But Surely Spinning Statins Out of Control | The Wire; 20th August 2015.  

SOUND POLLUTION,THE NOT SO SILENT KILLER. The Wire; 2nd August 2015.

Sound Pollution, the Not So Silent Killer | The Wire; 2nd August 2015.

STANDING TALL AFTER DEBAKEY TYPE I AORTIC DISSECTION EXTENDING TO LEFT ILIAC ARTERY . INDIAN HEART JOURNAL 2015; IN PRESS.

YOGA:FROM CARDIOVASCULAR BENEFIT TO THE GATES OF GOD. Indian Heart Journal 2015;67:83-84.

DEEPAK_YOGA_FROM CARDIOVASCULAR BENEFIT TO THE GATES OF GOD, INDIAN HEART JOURNAL;67_83-84

ACUTE THROMBOSIS DURING DISTAL LEFT MAIN STENTING USING TAP TECHNIQUE IN PATIENT PRESENTING WITH NON-ST SEGMENT ELEVATION ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME

IF A LITTLE RUNNING SAVES LIVES, YOGA MOST CERTAINLY SHOULD TOO.