Modern Medicine

Walking the dog. A new health fad?

Friday, 19 September 2014 Current Issue By Dr. Iain Corness
There is a duty on doctors in the civilized world to remain abreast of current developments in the field of medicine.  The same goes for Thailand with Continuous Medical Education…
Friday September 12 - September 18, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 37)

Popping antioxidants?

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Dr. Iain Corness
We are all getting older. Not wiser nor necessarily richer, just older. However, getting on in years still beats the alternative. Just keep your place reserved in God’s waiting room…
Friday September 5 - September 11, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 36)

Don’t put your phone on your tummy

Friday, 05 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 36 By Dr. Iain Corness
I read a lot of scientific papers every week.  It seems that all over the world there are groups of scientists devoting their laboratory lives to study the effects of…
Friday August 29 - September 4, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 35)

Giving up cigarettes. How to do it!

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week in this column I wrote about the difficulties involved in giving up cigarettes.  From the outset, I will state that it is not easy.  So if you are…
Friday August 22 - August 28, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 34)
A friend of mine emailed me this week to say that it was 10 years since he gave up smoking.  Unfortunately for him he should have given up about 20…
Friday August 15 - August 21, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 33)

“Sugar” - have you got it already?

Friday, 15 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 33 By Dr. Iain Corness
“Sugar Diabetes” is a serious ailment, which can arise for many reasons, and can affect many systems in the human body.  Diabetes, often just called “sugar” by many people, is…
Friday August 8 - August 14, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 32)

Hooray! The wheel has been invented!

Friday, 08 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 32 By Dr. Iain Corness
I came across an “interesting” article this week, where it was claimed that researchers at the University of Zurich have for the first time broken down the effects of leading…
Friday August 1 - August 7, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 31)

Prostate Cancer - and the PSA

Friday, 01 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 31 By Dr. Iain Corness
Honestly, never a week goes by without some male asking me about the PSA test, and in many instances knowing exactly their PSA numbers have been for the past 10…
Friday July 25 - July 31, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 30)

Are cheap drugs really a bargain?

Friday, 25 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Thai community must be very poorly.  Well, if you go by the number of pharmacies in my street, you would imagine so.  The only businesses with more outlets are…
Friday July 18 - July 24, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 29)

The End is Nigh

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By Dr. Iain Corness
As we finished 2013, we looked forward to 2014 and had the hope that it will be a better one than the previous year.  I hope so too, as none…
Friday July 11 - July 17, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 28)

FFS! Stop using that word!

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Dr. Iain Corness
I wrote about Tourette’s syndrome last year, but I have received a request to run it again.  FFS!  Someone reads my column! Tourette’s generally brings smiles to the people watching…
Friday July 4 - July 10, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 27)

I’m just going to pop another vitamin pill

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Dr. Iain Corness
So you want to live to be 110?  Is the answer multi vitamins?  The answer, if you believe the articles about megavitamins, is in your local health food store.  The…
Friday June 27 - July 3, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 26)

Dengue Fever - the never-ending story

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Dr. Iain Corness
I have written before about the problems with Dengue Fever in Thailand.  Not that it is a Thailand only problem - Dengue has become endemic throughout the world.  There are…
Friday June 20 - June 26, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 25)

Cold Turkey - which you don’t eat

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Dr. Iain Corness
How many times have you been asked, while in a social situation, “Do you mind if I smoke?” and before hearing your reply the person is lighting up.  I used…
Friday June 13 - June 19, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 24)

Liver, ethanol and toxins

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Dr. Iain Corness
Here is a simple test: Ask any man which is his most important organ and he will undoubtedly point to his bladder’s siphon hose.  Perhaps the magic symbol of masculinity,…
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