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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
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...
By Dr O P Choudhury The advent of Xpert MTB / RIF, also called GeneXpert assay in 2004 and subsequent recommendation from WHO in 2010 to include it in the diagnosis of Mycobacterium  tuberculosis (MTB) infection has dramatically improved the...
The death of yesteryear Bollywood charmer Shashi Kapoor a couple of days ago was a grim reminder of how a large number of Indians are falling prey to kidney diseases. Kapoor had been on dialysis for several years. The 2016...
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma may subscribe to the view that cancer is “divine justice” for the sins of our father - or of ourselves - but scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Sarma’s comments coincide with the publishing of the...

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