Modern Medicine

Just in Time

Friday, 27 March 2015 Current Issue 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…
Friday March 20 - March 26, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 12)

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…
Friday March 13 - March 19, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 11)

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…
Friday March 6 - March 12, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 10)

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…
Friday February 27 - March 5, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 9)

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…
Friday February 20 - February 26, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 8)

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…
Friday February 13 - February 19, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 7)

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…
Friday February 6 - February 12, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 6)

Bowled over by BPPV

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Dr. Iain Corness
BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is much more common than you would imagine. In fact 20 percent of those people who report to their GP with giddiness have BPPV as…
Friday January 30 - February 5, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 5)

Living longer with EPS?

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Dr. Iain Corness
Back in the good old days when oils came out of the ground, and not manufactured in a research lab, there was a type of lubricant called “EP”.  That acronym…
Friday January 23 - January 29, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 4)

Blood group differences - Thai and Farang

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Dr. Iain Corness
A couple of weeks ago, a call went out to the farang population in Thailand for some Rh negative blood. This happens around three times a year, and each time…
Friday January 16 - January 22, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 3)

Is Cancer just “Bad Luck”?

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Dr. Iain Corness
The January 2 edition of the journal Science was led by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the USA, and based on a statistical model that includes many types of…
Friday January 9 - January 15, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 2)

Do you mind if I smoke in here?

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Dr. Iain Corness
How many times have you been asked, “Do you mind if I smoke in here?” Most of us, being peaceful animals will then lamely say, “It will be OK, but…
Friday January 2 - January 8, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 1)

Starting work with a coffee?

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Dr. Iain Corness
Did you have a cup of coffee this morning? If you did, and you are pregnant, then one more cup in the next 24 hours is dangerous, according to some…
Friday December 26 - January 1, 2015 (Vol. XXII No. 52)

Celebrating Christmas medically

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Dr. Iain Corness
Christmas brings me to Christmas Disease, which has nothing to do with Christianity, Santa, mangers, three wise men, virgins or a bottle of myrrh. But it has everything to do…
Friday December 19 - December 25, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 51)

Is it all in your genes? Jeans?

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Dr. Iain Corness
Ever since we managed to crack the genetic code and write down all the genetic sequences, many people think we have got disease licked. Take a peek into your genetic…
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