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Privatisation Key Issue in Medical Education: Draft Bill Overlooks Most Important Issue

Reading Time: 4 minutes The process to revamp medical regulation started after the Supreme Court took cognizance of malfunctioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and directed for a new system, which would redress the ills in the MCI with a view to streamlining the medical education and healthcare in the country. A report for Different Truths.  The […]

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How to Protect Yourself from the Deadly Ebola Virus?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEbola is a deadly disease caused by a virus. The virus is rare but wreaks havoc on the human body but one can catch it only by coming in direct contact with an infected person’s body fluids. Earlier, it was called as Ebola haemorrhagic fever. Dr. Preeti tells us more about it, exclusively for Different […]

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Psychotherapy Paradigms in Schizophrenia: Understanding the Symbolisations of the Patients – III

Reading Time: 5 minutesA psychotherapist seeks to understand the symbolisations of his patient, in both their aspects as suasive messages or communications to the psychotherapist and their aspects as representations of conceptions of the patient’s world and self. The psychotherapist seeks to respond to his patient’s symbolisations in ways that symbolise and communicate his understanding of them to […]

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Psychotherapy Paradigms in Schizophrenia: Trapped in Nightmares – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesNightmares occur rather during the three stages of successively deeper sleep, and stage four, the period of deepest sleep, is also the period of the most severe nightmares. The nightmare is described as a massive failure of ego functioning, from which the subject awakens with a bloodcurdling scream, dissociated, confused, hallucinating, and unresponsive to the […]

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Confusion over New Health Protection Scheme: Insurance is no Substitute for Healthcare

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe newly proposed insurance-backed national health protection scheme (NHPS) in the budget may protect insurance firms and private healthcare outfits, but not the common man’s health. Here’s an in-depth analysis, for Different Truths.  Is the government really serious about the newly proposed insurance-backed national health protection scheme (NHPS) in the budget? Probably not. It may […]

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Psychotherapy Paradigms in Schizophrenia: Recovering Distorted and Damaged Images – I

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis experience is much different from the difficulty the schizophrenic patient has in retaining from one session to another an image of the psychotherapist in his mind to whom he can speak. Following each session, this image slips away, is damaged, and is distorted. Over and over again, this image must be recovered and repaired […]

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Myths about Health and Healing Doing Great Harm

Reading Time: 4 minutesModern medicine took knowledge from various forms of systems prevalent and developed them scientifically that made us wiser about the pathophysiology of the disease, which formed the basis of remedies accordingly. This process broke many myths about health issues prevalent in the society. A report for Different Truths. Education is the key to the development […]

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Schizophrenia and the Altered States of Consciousness – III

Reading Time: 4 minutesA schizophrenic patient looks upon a world without colour, a world he recognises but from which he feels estranged. It has lost familiarity; it does not feel real to him. He looks detachedly at his arm; he can test reality, he knows it is his arm, he touches it, he traces its connection to the […]

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Political Kite Flying, App Looking at the Big Picture, Child-Friendly Police Station, Mice Have a Field Day

Reading Time: 3 minutesNarendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, two PMs, bond over kite-flying at Sabarmati Ashram and they paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The App WeCroak is born of Bhutanese folklore saying that to be happy, one ought to contemplate death five times a day. A police station in Kerala serves as a clinic for children too. A pair of mice […]

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