Modern Medicine

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…

Cancer by numbers

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Dr. Iain Corness
Cancer is very often a condition of aging - but not always.  There are many other factors that may be involved. There are many reasons for this, including the fact…

Cat Scratch Disease

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Dr. Iain Corness
Have you read the book “The Cat’s Revenge” by Claude Nuts?  Of course you haven’t, I am allowing myself to joke about a condition that is far from humorous, and…

The Seven Deadly Sins!

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 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…

Living Wills - make one before you need it!

Friday, 11 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By Dr. Iain Corness
One medical situation that appears not to be well understood, is the making of Living Wills.  I am repeatedly asked about whether a Living Will is legal in this country,…

Stenting - a lifesaving procedure

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Dr. Iain Corness
The advances in cardiac surgery have been enormous over the past 20 years.  We have gone from some fairly primitive high-risk surgery, to some very, very sophisticated interventional techniques, which…

Shout louder!

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39 By Dr. Iain Corness
The secret to good communication is to shout louder!  Take, for example, women’s conversational Thai - a language shouted at full volume, with everyone talking at the same time.  For…
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