Category Archives: Human Body

Written on Jan, 15, 2017 by in | Comments Off on THE CAUSALITY OF TIE WITH SUIT IN MODERN FASHION
THE CASUALITY OF TIE WITH SUIT IN MODERN FASHION

Fashion is something we associate everyday for the ‘feel-good’ factor. Among the Meiteis in Manipur, wearing the humble “khudei” (loin cloth), we choose the colour and design. This however, does not blend entirely with Shakespeare, who wrote: “The apparel oft proclaims the man.”- Hamlet. Fashions are dynamic. Ray-Ban sold more sunglasses after the Hollywood movie, Men in Black (1997). I …

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Written on Nov, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on IS YOUR MIND AT FAULT FOR YOUR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
IS YOUR MIND AT FAULT FOR YOUR CHRONIC BACK PAIN

This column is a kind of new prescription to rid people the heebie-jeebies of one of the greatest disabilities and socially superfluous blob of chronic back pain. With zero options to treatment psychotherapy has become a sobering prose. It’s based on a book Back to Life by David Rogers, a physiotherapist at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, England. His …

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Written on Nov, 06, 2016 by in | Comments Off on ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – EARLY DIAGNOSIS, PREVENTION & DRUG TREATMENT
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - EARLY DIAGNOSIS, PREVENTION & DRUG TREATMENT

There is plenty of reason why one shouldn’t like old age. Old age includes old people and ageism (prejudice). New research suggest that old age starts at 74, with middle age lasting 9 years longer. Old age refer to someone who is nearing or surpassing human life expectancy. Old age is a social construct, despite being biological. A lot of …

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Written on Oct, 30, 2016 by in | Comments Off on GENES’-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD: THE WONDERS OF DNA
GENES'-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD: THE WONDERS OF DNA

Welcome to the world of living. At the risk of boring, let’s have some science on life. Digging up life, once I wrote about the beginning of life from molecular arrangements known as the ‘building blocks’ of life, formed from existing inorganic substances. Belief in spontaneous generation of life from non-living matters goes back to Aristotle. But the modern hypothesis …

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Written on Apr, 17, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on STEM CELL TTREATMENT FOR SEVERE HEART FAILURE
stem-cells

While reading with great excitement, the latest treatment for advanced heart failure with stem cells that gives immense happiness to people with end-stage heart failure, I recall my visit to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal in March 2016. I was taken round by the most charming Professor S Rita Debi, Director of RIMS, at the request of …

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Written on Aug, 16, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
puzzling

It’s known that stress can cause a lot of mystifying physical illnesses. This column is dedicated to the most stressed people in Manipur because of the ongoing “Battle of the Permit”, to understand that there is such a dangerous liaison. There are many illness for which doctors cannot find a cause though they know we all respond physically to emotional …

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Written on Jun, 21, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Fallen to sleep with excess alcohol

A recent study by a British cardiologist Dr McCrea at the Western General Hospital in Swindon, UK has shown two glasses of red wine (125ml each) cut heart attack and stroke by half. He even prescribes one glass of red wine twice a day to patients (including a friend of mine) in the ward who have had heart attacks. It …

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Written on Jun, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
diet photos

  “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up bones,” says the Bible (Proverb 17:20). Fasting lifts the spirit up as in the motto of my St Joseph’s, Darjeeling – Sursum Corda (“Lift up your heart” – from the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer, c.300 CE). The Bible is a marvellous book. Human beings are not …

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Written on May, 10, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Brain scan from side to side

It was big news in British national newspapers on April 20 2015, following a publication which researchers have long suspected ie poor cognitive (relating to thought process) abilities are related to children of poor families. Researchers say it is because children from rich families have larger brains and better performance on a number of cognitive measures including !Q in their studies, …

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Written on Sep, 25, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

First, to CT Suresh, a Bible student from Imphal, who wrote to me on October 15 2013: “Dear Brother Dr Singh, I enjoy reading your articles every Sunday from The Sangai Express, and I am immensely benefited from it with many insights. But one thing worries me when you said, ‘My search for God is ended,’ and have chosen to …

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