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Dr O P Choudhury

Dr O P Choudhury
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Dr O P Choudhury is a founding member and the editor of MediBulletin.com. A practising doctor for the last 16 years, he has been working in the neurology department of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals for more than ten years. You can contact him at: dr.opchoudhury@medibulletin.com
It affects 20-50% of all travellers and in some particularly severe cases could completely spoil your brief vacation It is right in the middle of the Republic Day long weekend and resorts around the country may be reporting higher than...
India's model of regulating the private sector is heavily dependent on standardised guidelines. Report may further impact poor uptake of Clinical Establishment Act India’s complex debate about healthcare regulation just got more complex. A study published in the BMJ has...
The arrival of Dabigatran, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor (Factor II) has changed the treatment landscape for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). It has replaced the vitamin K dependent anti-coagulants. The approval of Dabigatran in 2010 by the Food And Drug...
Are you getting the blues? As sunlight starts to dwindle in the winters, temperature drops and you start to spend more time curled up at home - or at least want to - and if you feel dull, fatigued and...
Just as the government prepares to bring an end to the Medical Council of India with the National Medical Commission - the Bill overhauling the regulatory structure of medical education is likely to be tabled in Parliament this week...
In India, breast cancer is the new cervical cancer. Late pregnancies, lack of awareness and a non-starter of a national screening programme have made breast cancer the most common female cancer in India - a position earlier held by...
Time was when the umbrella in the old Raj Kapoor hit ‘Pyaar Hua Ikrar Hua’ was used to market ‘NIRODH’ - possibly the first condom brand known to India. Years later while Bollywood has progressed from sarees to mini...
Generic versions of branded drugs cost less and companies usually bank on volume. Natco Pharma’s announcement on Monday that it is ready with a generic version of a Hepatitis B drug was yet another reminder about the high incidence of...
It is the party season and much as one would love to hog and make merry, in this day and age of ubiquitous packed foods, there is need to exercise caution. Pregnant women in particular need to be careful...
The death of the "mermaid baby" in Kolkata was only the second known case of Sironomelia in India In all the years when you fantasised over The Little Mermaid in your favourite fairy tale book, you may never have imagined...

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