The truth behind your blood groups

The truth behind your blood groups We inherit blood group genes from our parents, with odds of receiving one A and one B gene lower than other possible combinations 65% of people donated blood at least once in their life and 80% of people know their blood group, so if you happen to be among those percentages and you found out you’re type AB, you’re pretty unique, in fact, you have the rarest blood type of all. So why are so few people categorized as AB?   “We inherit our…

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This guy have managed to back to life!!

Mr. Prashant, a 25 year old male was riding a two wheeler on the highway when he met with a road traffic accident, collision woth an auto rickshaw he was brought to the casualty at NKPSIMS MEDICAL COLLEGE, NAGPUR, INDIA where he was attended by the general surgery residents, Dr. Rahul Saboo and Dr. Zaki the patient had suffered severe facial injuries and surprisingly no other body injuries, head injury or intra abdominal injuries he was stabilized and operated the next day by Plastic surgeon Dr. Parikshit Janai and Neurosurgeon…

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That tiny human

Hello I am Dr. Nishat from Bangladesh. I just finished my graduation from Chittagong #Medical college here in Bangladesh & doing my internship here. Last week I was on duty in #neonatal #ICU & I would very much like to share this story with you guys. #Preterm, weight only 1.5 KG, also suffered from birth #asphyxia with #convulsion , & now #jaundice! Was the weakest among the twins. But the fight he put up with the life – I was stunned . During follow up, he is throwing around his…

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Informed Consent and autonomy

Informed consent requires that a patient agrees to a certain procedure while Autonomy provides that the patient has the sole responsibility to decide. These are very ideal and in theory their practicability is simple. But is it? At the wake of limited resources, the patient may not completely have the final say as to what happens to them. They may not have as many options to choose from, as the resources may not be as plenty. Further in developing countries, consent and autonomy is further complicated by the paternalistic relations…

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Sorrow Of The Dentist by Ayam Chhatkuli

And now, something slightly different than what you would expect from Meddy Bear. We are here to prove that doctors also have an artistic side to them. We present to you a poem written by one of our fans, Ayam Chhatkuli from Nepal. Enjoy!         Sorrow of the dentist Before I joined the med school the focus of my sight was different I used to see a whole human All I see now is the teeth with calculus and stain.   When I see an old man…

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Breakthrough technology joins forces with Medicine- the future of Human Anatomy

How can new technologies help educate the medical professionals? We live in a time when everything changes not even by year, not by month and not really a day – it comes down to a smaller measure of time when talking about the progress of new technology. As Moore’s law has predicted for decades, the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles every two years as the electronical aids improve. This, of course, directly translates to the capabilities of such devices. So, where have we gone now, in…

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Think with your skull!

For most people, skulls symbolise pirate chests or some ancient times. Some people only associate skull with death without which we wouldn’t be able to examine beauty and complexity of it. But for us, medical professionals, it associates with medicine, with something exquisite and detailed; as I personally was learning about the bones of the skull in my first year anatomy class, I became completely fascinated of how precise and well – made it is. Well, what exactly is it made of? It is comprised of 22 bones which are…

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Interesting facts about trigeminal nerve

Did you just feel that last warm gasp of summer air touch your face? Fair enough, whilst writing this it is still summer, but there is more to it than just motion of the air in the atmosphere. And this is where the fifth cranial nerve, or trigeminal nerve, comes in. It is a nerve responsible for such motor functions as chewing and biting and – you guessed it – the sensation in the face. When talking about the trigeminal nerve, it is most important to remember both functional classification…

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What is Hemodialysis (Extracorporeal dialysis)?

Hemodialysis (haemodialysis), also called kidney dialysis or just dialysis, is a treatment for acute kidney failure. Patients need dialysis if their kidneys are not working properly, i.e. they are no longer removing enough waste (such as creatinine and urea) and fluid from the blood. This usually happens when around 85-90 percent of kidney function is lost. In order to perform the hemodialytic treatment, the blood of the patient is put in an artificial kidney which, through the pumping machine, circulates the blood through a filter that cleans it, and returns it back…

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The amazing anatomy of Dental Plexus

As you probably are already aware of, the trigeminal nerve is quite a vast one. It itself has three major branches which innervate a vast region of the head, including such internal parts as the sinuses and dura mater, and, of course, big part of the upper digestion earns credit to the trigeminal nerve – including the muscles involved in chewing and swallowing as well as the sense of your gums and teeth. All of this is done via smaller branches which furthermore innervate their target structures. The dental plexus…

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Abortion with a help of a pill – today it’s a reality

Abortion with a help of a pill - today it's a reality

In a large number of countries in the world, abortion as a method of terminating a pregnancy, is unfortunately still a taboo subject. Despite the social and medical advancement in the world, abortion is still used as birth control and contraception. It is accompanied by many physical, emotional and psychological consequences for a woman in the reproductive period and therefore every woman should have the right to free choice, the right to a safe and legal abortion and full information about the procedure. On average, about 41% (85 million) of…

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Book Pack you’ll need while studying for MBBS

Greetings, med students! We have been getting a lot of questions on our page, regarding medical literature. Where do I find the books, which ones you recommend, do you have anatomy books are only some of them, to name a few. So, look no further, as we have something for you ! With help of one of our fans A. Aqeel, we have gathered a list of medical books, which should help you on this quest of becoming a medical professional. We know this road is very rocky one, with…

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Find out what are the deadliest toxins on Earth

Find out what are the deadliest toxins on Earth

Arsen, in the amount of а rainfall can kill a man for two hours, but it also acts as a joke in relation to what follows. When we think of the deadliest toxins, most of us will remember the arsen. George thirds of England, Napoleon Bonaparte and Chinese king Gaungxu, are considered to share the same thing – all three died of arsenic poisoning. Only 200 milligrams of arsen, corresponding to approximately one drop of rain, is sufficient to kill anyone within two hours. The first sign of poisoning is…

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