Monthly Archives: March 2011

On the move against Tuberculosis-Transforming the fight towards Elimination.


Tuberculosis (TB) a serious, slow-developing bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Before addressing the issues encircling TB, it is mandatory to mention the day commemorating the scientific achievement in tracing the causes of it. World TB Day, 24 … Continue reading

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Why are surgeons called Mr, Miss or Mrs, rather than Dr?‎


In most other parts of the world all medical practitioners, physicians and surgeons alike, are referred to as ‘Dr’ whereas in the UK surgeons are usually referred to as Mr, Miss or Mrs. This is because, from the Middle Ages physicians had to embark on formal university training to gain possession … Continue reading

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Premature baby


In every discussion involving premature babies, who are on the very edge of life, it is mandatory to start with the abortion laws. In UK, the upper time limit for abortion was reduced from 28 weeks to 24 weeks because … Continue reading

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Neurological Disorder or Natural Diversity?


Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder with multiple biological origins and very heterogeneous behavioural manifestations. Autism is conceptualized as a spectrum defined by core impairments in social communication, with a restricted range of activities and interest that vary with age … Continue reading

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Past medical testing on humans revealed


It was not long since we heard of  the largest documented outbreak of HIV within a hospital in history in 1998. Well over 400 children were infected with HIV at the El-Fatih Children’s Hospital in Benghazi, Libya. Irrespective of the controversial circumstances encircling the … Continue reading

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