Modern Medicine

The business of cholesterol reduction

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By Dr. Iain Corness
Cholesterol reduction is big business.  Should it be? Well, before answering that question, you must look at whether the results of cholesterol reduction are positive.  There are those who say…

Make mine a Vodka over ice!

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Dr. Iain Corness
For every aspiring surgeon, an important milestone is the first time you fly ‘solo’, in charge of the operating theatre, and incidentally, also in charge of the patient’s destiny.  For…

Beware of “Breakthroughs”

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Dr. Iain Corness
Right at the end of 2013 I came across an article trumpeting “Cancer therapy is breakthrough of the year.”  Naturally, I read this with interest, as cancer and its treatment/cure…

Been feeling ‘liverish’ lately?

Friday, 31 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 5 By Dr. Iain Corness
What is your most important organ?  Ask any man and he will undoubtedly point to his bladder’s siphon hose.  But it isn’t.  The liver is one of the more important…

Cancer and the ‘real’ story

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By Dr. Iain Corness
When we talk about “cancer”, many folk will either go into denial, or start drinking de-oxygenated prune juice or some similar ‘natural’ product which will melt the cancer away, like…

Blood Pressure - Is it important?

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3 By Dr. Iain Corness
Many of you have been having a check-up recently, taking advantage of the 50 percent offer in December 2013.  As part of that procedure, your blood pressure will have been…

Fast weight loss

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2 By Dr. Iain Corness
After all the excesses of Xmas and New Year, you may have found that you have put on a few kg.  So here’s how to get them off! I have…
Read any of the popular press (as opposed to the scientific medical press such as the Lancet, for example) and you will read about vaccines being developed to save us…

Treasure in the medicine cabinet

Friday, 20 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 51 By Dr. Iain Corness
Did you know that the incidence of poisoning of children has risen in the past few years?  This is not deliberate poisoning by someone with evil intent, but “accidental” poisoning…

Deadly Sins? There’s seven of them!

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Dr. Iain Corness
Were you aware that heart disease is still one of the greatest killers of mankind, ranking a strong second after the Thailand motorcycle riders road toll - OK, I exaggerated…

Chicken problems again?

Friday, 06 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By Dr. Iain Corness
We had Bird Flu and apparently sporadic cases are still coming to light in Cambodia and Vietnam.  With Bird Flu on the rise again in Cambodia, will it fly across…

The Ageing process - and how to beat it

Friday, 29 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 48 By Dr. Iain Corness
Can you beat the aging process?  A mixed answer I am afraid, sort of Yes and No!  Well, you can’t stop getting older, but you don’t have to mature! Looking…

Lining up for the “full” check-up?

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
With the current discounted check-ups, there is again interest in having a “full check-up”.  The usual request is “I want everything.” And by that they mean blood testing.  If I…

Will you develop diabetes?

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Dr. Iain Corness
My hospital just opened up a new Diabetes Center with three endocrinologists on board.  These are specialist physicians who deal with medical conditions produced by malfunction of the ductless glands…
The male child is born with a subconscious fascination for the anatomy in his nappy.  Watch an infant learning his anatomy.  As the boy turns into man, what goes on…
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