Round Two: Now Lifebuoy attacks Dettol

The print ad comes after the skirmish between the two multinational companies over their dishwasher products a few weeks ago. The circle of conflict is spreading. Lifebuoy has jumped into a fight involving stablemate Vim from Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) to take on Dettol of Reckitt Benckiser (RB). It has used Lifebuoy soap to attack […]

Medical Error: The Overworked Doctor

Originally posted on Dr. Soumyadeep B:
After a recent firsthand experience and the subsequent literature review I realized that medical errors are far too common, and way too easy to occur- and worse still most of them though preventable have serious adverse effects. I work in a nursing home, under a physician’s supervision every week.…

Hijra and transgender population to be mapped

An interesting news caught my eyes and I thought of sharing it. Chennai-based National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), part of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is looking for research agencies that can carry out ‘mapping and size estimation’ survey of hijra (eunuchs) and other transgender population in India. The survey will be carried out in 17 […]

A Twitter press conference

Sam Pitroda’s press conference (PC) on his twitter handle @pitroda yesterday created a lot of buzz among (who else) tweeple. The entire morning till 3.30 pm, when the PC began, had various people posting about the on-coming highlight of the tweet day – Pitroda conference. The fact that Pitroda, adviser to Prime Minister on Public […]

Hospitals hiring bouncers for protection

Doctors being attacked by enraged relatives of patients have become a routine affair in India. Most government hospitals in the country would confirm at least one case of assault on doctor on duty or vandalism in their premises. So, when recent articles in the media announced how a government-run hospital in Delhi has employed bouncers to […]

IAVI to begin clinical study on HIV elite controllers

THE progression of Human Immuno Virus (HIV) infection to a full blown Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) varies from one infected person to another. But few among the infected population, known as elite controllers, manage to keep their CD4 count low (a higher CD4 count means heavy viral load and such a person can infect […]

Cancerous suspicion in Latin America

THE recent reflection by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who was reported to have said, “It would not be strange if US had developed the technology to induce cancer and nobody knew about it until now…I don’t know. I am just reflecting.” “But this is very, very, very strange…it’s a bit difficult to explain this, to […]

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