Dr. Roman Pathak

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Why this Melbourne cafe is charging customers like it's 1986

Marios Café in Fitzroy may be the only place in Melbourne you can get a decent coffee for one dollar – but only for today.<p>The popular café is …

One of the most iconic medical tools associated with being a doctor might actually be an outdated relic

Lore has it that 35-year-old Paris physician Rene Laennec was caring for a young woman who was apparently plump, with a bad heart and large breasts.<p>Dr. George Davis, an obstetrician at East Tennessee State University who collects vintage stethoscopes, said the young Dr. Laennec didn't feel …

Medical Technology

The Remarkable Cancer Treatment That Helped Jimmy Carter Combat Brain Tumor

Just months after finding out he had metastatic cancer, former President Jimmy Carter announced this weekend that his doctors have said he no longer …

Cancer

The ugly truth about body dysmorphia

Some children see only things to hate about the way they look. Their condition can lead to depression, anxiety, self-surgery and even suicide<p>A man took a razor blade and very carefully cut open his nose lengthways. His aim was to remove the cartilage and replace it with that of a chicken. Finally, …

Mental Health

How to Take Great Portraits With an iPhone

It’s largely been accepted that smartphone cameras are nothing to scoff at. In fact, when you’re traveling, they might just be the best gear you can …

Scientists find 'Achilles' heel' of cancer offering hope for most deadly cases

Even tumours which have spread throughout the body could be treated<p>The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer has been discovered by scientists which could lead to treatments for hopeless cases where disease has spread throughout the body.<p>In a finding hailed as ‘groundbreaking,’ researchers found that all …

PM - Australian scientists make breakthrough in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome testing 29/02/2016

DAVID MARK: Australian scientists say they could soon produce a diagnosis for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that could be as simple as having a blood test.<p>…

Pain

Medicinal marijuana could be available for Queensland patients this year, health minister says

Queensland patients could be given access to medicinal marijuana before the end of the year, under a plan to be put before State Parliament.<p>Health …

Cannabis

How to Take Better Photos with Your iPhone

If you’re completely new to taking pictures with an iPhone, here’s a 4-minute video that’ll help you hit the ground running. <i>MacRumors</i> put together a …

Difficult doctor–patient interactions: applying principles of attachment-based care

Difficult doctor–patient interactions are common and can be a barrier to effective care, with negative emotional consequences for both patient and …

Eggshell Calcifications of the Bladder

A 43-year-old man presented with a 1-month history of dysuria and intermittent hematuria. Similar episodes had occurred several times in the 6 months …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques — Implications for the Clinical Community

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) diseases may be the poster child for highly targeted, "personalized" medicine. These heterogeneous disorders, although rare …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Ankylosing spondylitis: new insights into an old disease

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterised by sacroiliitis, extra-articular manifestations such as uveitis, …

Painful nodules and plaques on the lower legs

Case presentation<p>An 18-year-old woman presents with painful nodules and plaques on her lower legs (Figure). She also complains of arthralgia …

Charging for 'risky behaviour' a flawed plan

<b>Our health resources must be used wisely, but charging people for taking "avoidable health risks" makes no scientific, economic or logistical sense,</b> …

Sunsets and scientists

POLLUTION plagued London last week and citizens were encouraged to stay inside. The rich colours of sunset paintings by Turner (as seen above), …

Nude Portrait Series Reveals The Beauty And Strength Of Breast Cancer Survivors

Photographer Charise Isis is turning the female nude trope on its head, transforming imagery we associate with masterpieces of yore into visual tributes to the strength and beauty of breast cancer survivors.<p>Her series "Grace" places nude women who've undergone mastectomies into poses ripped …

If Politicians Really Want To Save Money, These Initiatives Actually Cost Less Than Doing Nothing

For many lawmakers, particularly in today's austerity-obsessed political environment, the only way to save a dollar is to not spend that dollar. But if politicians really want to reduce government spending, there are more than a few areas where funding today can save millions of taxpayer dollars …

Should Sick People Pay More for Health Insurance?

Adrianna McIntyre and Yevgeniy Feyman debate Obamacare and the ideology of health reform.<p>With only a few more days before Obamacare's March 31 enrollment deadline, health-policy experts Adrianna McIntyre of <i>The Incidental Economist</i> and Yevgeniy Feyman of the Manhattan Institute debate some practical …

One killed when gunmen open fire on polio team in Pakistan

Two gunmen opened fire Thursday on a team carrying out polio vaccinations in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, killing the police officer guarding them.<p>"The assailants sped away on their motorcycle after the attack," Shah Muhammad, a police official, told CNN.<p>There was no immediate …

Living With Cancer: A Woman's Emotional Photo Journal

The day that Jennifer Glass, 50, was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer she told her new husband she wanted to document what she looked like before …

Going public, and private

FOR the past three months American politicians have been rowing over the disastrous launch of Obamacare’s website, on which people can shop for …

Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago

Every so often, the same mysterious image seems to pop up on the internet. The black-and-white portrait looks to be at least a hundred years old, and yet, it is of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a Syrian woman, sitting in Pennsylvania.<p><i>From the Drexel University College of Medicine Archives</i> …

Lifetime Costs For An Obese Child Total More Than A Year Of College

Childhood obesity doesn't just increase the risk of health problems down the road -- a new study shows that it's <i>expensive</i>, too.<p>Lifetime medical costs for an obese child total $19,000, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics.<p>And the lifetime medical costs for a normal weight …

Health policy - lots of speculation but no consultation

AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, today called on the Government to engage in meaningful consultation with the medical profession about the future …

Inside the war on natural birth, where c-sections are a status symbol and 'choice' is a myth

Brazil's forced pregnancies make no sense. Can countries with the familiar swirl of class, abortion, religion and gender fury learn from them?<p>Adelir Carmen Lemos de Goés just wanted a natural birth.<p>Already a 29-year-old mother of two, she had a trained attendant assisting her; she had a healthy …