Modern Medicine

Psst! Want some cheap blue diamonds?

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Dr. Iain Corness
There has been much finger pointing at private hospitals in the past couple of weeks regarding pharmacy prices, from people who, quite frankly, do not take a wide enough view.…
This week’s column is aimed at parents, and in particular parents who smoke. In the research by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, where their president Dr Hilary…

Living longer by living well

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Dr. Iain Corness
There are no secrets to long life, and I can help you live longer - but there are some secrets to getting the Quality of Life. Long life without having…

Take this tablet three times a day

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
I received notice the other day that they have found a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. But reading further, they haven’t! However I’ll tell you more about that next week. Read…

Bargains in medication?

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Dr. Iain Corness
How many pharmacies in your street? I can count five over 500 meters. This must mean we are all very sick and needing constant medication - or, like beauty salons…

Mammograms and BSE. Worthwhile?

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Dr. Iain Corness
The opening of our new Breast Center the other day made me think once more about breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer is still a subject that seems to be…

Counting sheep - on the bosses time!

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15 By Dr. Iain Corness
I attended a lecture the other day and someone asked if falling asleep on the job was enough reason to give an employee the sack. This was apparently a recurring…

Should you worry about being a little bit overweight?

Friday, 03 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 14 By Dr. Iain Corness
Is a little bit overweight dangerous? In a word - YES! The western world has an epidemic of obesity, and guess what, the Asian world is rapidly following. Thirty years…

Just in Time

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Dr. Iain Corness
It stands to reason. Early diagnosis improves the prognosis. A news item a couple of years ago claimed that if you lived in Taiwan you had a better chance of…

Good Medical Practice, as opposed to Bad Medical Practice

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By Dr. Iain Corness
Is orthodox medicine really that bad? It has always been the case that people seem to like to throwing stones at conventional clinical medicine. Claims of over-servicing, over-prescribing and downright…

Quality of Life

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Dr. Iain Corness
A bit “deep” this week, but for many, an important message. So you have been told you have terminal cancer. What can you do? The first thing is to sit…

Elixir of Youth next week!

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10 By Dr. Iain Corness
There was an article in the Pattaya Mail a couple of weeks back about my extra-curricular activities on the motor racing circuits. I said that it was race driving that…

WHO targeting 17 tropical diseases

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Dr. Iain Corness
The World Health Organization (WHO) urges affected countries to scale up their investment in tackling 17 neglected tropical diseases in order to improve the health and well-being of more than…

Is your mobile phone killing you?

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Dr. Iain Corness
Like most doctors, I subscribe to clinical education websites. These are a great way to stay in touch and see the directions that medicine is taking. However, like almost all…

Will you need an MRI?

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Dr. Iain Corness
Unfortunately some people think that an MRI is a curative treatment. It isn’t. MRI is one of the battery of diagnostic examinations. The procedure is similar to an X-Ray, as…
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