Modern Medicine

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

WHO calls for a stop to social drinking

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Dr. Iain Corness
I received a memo from the World Health Organization (WHO) which I felt was worthwhile sharing. Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says…

Diet for healthy seniors

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Dr. Iain Corness
If you are one of the lucky ones, you are getting older.  (The alternative is that you are already dead!)  The average age of westerners is increasing.  The more developed…

Beware of the Black Dog

Friday, 23 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 21 By Dr. Iain Corness
Winston Churchill had a black dog, but it was not a black labrador (incidentally the most popular color for a lab).  He named his recurrent depression his “Black Dog”.  So…

Is influenza vaccine worthwhile?

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Dr. Iain Corness
According to official Thailand statistics, a total of 30,024 people throughout the country have contracted Type A H1N1 influenza virus this year and 50 of them have died, according to…

We’ll all wake up dead in our beds tomorrow!

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Dr. Iain Corness
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) ­ its first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally reveals that this serious threat is no longer a…

Healthcare - as proposed by politicians

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
In one of my previous lives I worked in the UK, both in general practice and also a stint as a House Physician in an NHS hospital.  Those years were…

Hello!.. Hello! Echo!... Echo?

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Dr. Iain Corness
In medicine’s grab bag of diagnostic procedures, there is one called an “Echo”.  This is short for Echocardiogram and is one of the procedures that can yield much information on…

The summer cough?

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Dr. Iain Corness
We have just gone from winter to summer, and with the change of seasons comes some different pathogens.  The Summer cough is one of them.  Have you had the summer…
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