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Fire safety: what to do, what not to do.
09 Apr 2018

Fire safety: what to do, what not to do.

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What if we get trapped in a fire? Every second counts. There is no time to think, deliberate or ask other people for advice. Learn these cool and clever survival skills today. You never know when they come useful. Share with friends, children, family, neighbours and colleagues. Those with teaching skills, please use the text, videos and slides to educate others. Fire is lethal. Fire spares no one. Fire is commoner and quicker than we believe.

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Worried about heart disease? Find out who needs a treadmill test, who doesn’t, and why
17 Mar 2018

Worried about heart disease? Find out who needs a treadmill test, who doesn’t, and why

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Worried about heart disease? Do you need a treadmill test? This article explains: 1. Mechanisms of heart attacks 2. What is a treadmill test, who needs it, who doesn’t, and why? 3. How the same test can be inaccurate and accurate in different settings. 4. Essential biostatistics in really easy format A useful guide for everyone, including doctors and students. I have used the simplest language possible for easy understanding.

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All is not well: the dark side of pregnancy
30 Jan 2018

All is not well: the dark side of pregnancy

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A few years ago, an apparently healthy pregnant woman was admitted for delivery at a hospital in Pal...

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How to be safe from lightning.
11 Jun 2018

How to be safe from lightning.

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Lightning is fascinating, dangerous and beautiful. This article explains the science of lightning in simple language, debunks popular myths, and provides surprisingly effective survival tips. 1. The physics of thunder and lightning ⛈ 2. Is it safe to drive during lightning? 3. Are mobile phones dangerous? 4. Can we take shelter under🌲 a tree? 5. Can we calculate how far away the lightning 🌩 strike was? 6. Does lightning strike ✈ planes? 7. Where is the safest place to be? 8. Are swimming pools safe? 🏊‍♂ 9. Should we remove jewellery and watches? 10. How to revive a lightning strike…

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Plan an affordable overseas trip: an A-Z guide
03 May 2018

Plan an affordable overseas trip: an A-Z guide

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How to travel abroad without paying too much. A comprehensive step-by-step guide. Based on my 26 years of travel experience. Includes: 1. Smart money-saving and budgeting tips 2. How to drive while abroad: do's and don'ts 3. How to mingle and talk with foreigners 4. How to avoid being robbed 5. How to enjoy food at moderate cost 6. Common traveling mistakes 7. How to get the most comfort while flying 8. What card to use abroad and why. 9. How to use the phone for free 10. Philosophy of travel: how to avoid stress. Enjoy.

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Memory loss in old age: How friendships and lifestyle can protect us from dementia
17 Nov 2017

Memory loss in old age: How friendships and lifestyle can protect us from dementia

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Dementia or loss of memory is no longer considered a natural outcome of ageing, but rather a biologi...

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Emergency and trauma care in Kerala: opportunities and challenges
21 Oct 2017

Emergency and trauma care in Kerala: opportunities and challenges

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Much has been discussed recently about the quality of emergency care available in Kerala, especially...  

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How clean should clean be?
28 Sep 2017

How clean should clean be?

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Man’s obsession for cleanliness is evident from the vast array of cleaning products available on the...  

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Visiting a family who just lost a loved one? Here is a list of do’s and don’t’s
21 Sep 2017

Visiting a family who just lost a loved one? Here is a list of do’s and don’t’s

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Few people are comfortable visiting a home where death has just occurred. For some, it can be a sens...  

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Drinker’s nightmare: the curious case of the pancreas, an organ capable of destroying itself
01 Sep 2017

Drinker’s nightmare: the curious case of the pancreas, an organ capable of destroying itself

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At thirty-six years of age and gainfully employed, Lawrence was a devoted husband and parent. Though...  

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Schadenfreude: the guilty pleasure of seeing another person’s misfortune
20 Jul 2017

Schadenfreude: the guilty pleasure of seeing another person’s misfortune

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Human beings are fundamentally pleasure-seeking creatures. This inborn tendency makes us crave for t...  

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Why India isn’t ready for generic prescriptions yet
29 Jun 2017

Why India isn’t ready for generic prescriptions yet

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Afsal realised he had run out of soap. As always, he approached Chandran, the local shopkeeper for h...  

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Hepatitis A, the friendly neighborhood jaundice
01 Jun 2017

Hepatitis A, the friendly neighborhood jaundice

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Every year, outbreaks of jaundice occur in Kerala. The most common cause of such jaundice is Hepatit...

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Excessive honking can be bad for your heart
26 Apr 2017

Excessive honking can be bad for your heart

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For anyone who has traveled the world, the excessive automobile horn use in India will be an interes...  

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Wheelchairs don’t climb stairs: What society can and should be doing for the differently abled
06 Apr 2017

Wheelchairs don’t climb stairs: What society can and should be doing for the differently abled

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This is my recollection of a passage written by Ashla, a beautiful young woman – articulate, educate...  

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Getting to know the Cholesterol family
23 Mar 2017

Getting to know the Cholesterol family

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No family has perhaps received as much attention as the cholesterol family, whose members are common...  

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The truth about cooking oils: the good, the bad and the ugly
23 Feb 2017

The truth about cooking oils: the good, the bad and the ugly

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It is said that man is the only animal that consumes oil as part of diet. The rest of the animal kin...  

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Thinking of the worst-case-scenario each time?
02 Feb 2017

Thinking of the worst-case-scenario each time?

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There is a story about a woman who was standing by a river bank, panic-stricken and crying. A man wh...  

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Information overload: how it can make our brain freeze, even lower our IQ
18 Jan 2017

Information overload: how it can make our brain freeze, even lower our IQ

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A study was done in Israel about the chances of a prisoner getting parole from the judge in court....  

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It is possible to defeat colon cancer — if we are proactive
04 Jan 2017

It is possible to defeat colon cancer — if we are proactive

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Few topics evoke greater sense of apprehension than the word cancer. Everyone knows what it is, and ...  

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The basics about pain and painkillers: a user’s guide
04 Jan 2017

The basics about pain and painkillers: a user’s guide

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Priya is 31 years old, and is a homemaker. Although in good health, she suffered from occasional sev...  

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The changing truth about alcohol and why it may not be good for the heart
07 Dec 2016

The changing truth about alcohol and why it may not be good for the heart

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Research is the foundation of science. Even though mankind has existed over 200,000 years, much of t...  

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Medication safety: if there is an effect, there has to be a side effect
23 Nov 2016

Medication safety: if there is an effect, there has to be a side effect

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“Doctor, do these medicines have side effects?” This is a common question that patients ask their...  

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Hepatitis B: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
11 Nov 2016

Hepatitis B: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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A tiny virus, that loves to live inside the liver, occasionally causes disease and is almost impossi...  

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Let this Diwali be a festival of lights, not deafening noise
30 Oct 2016

Let this Diwali be a festival of lights, not deafening noise

Published by: Manorama

The sweet shops may not see much rush during Diwali in Kerala but the fireworks shops are doing roar...  

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Fatty liver: are you at risk of cirrhosis ?
26 Oct 2016

Fatty liver: are you at risk of cirrhosis ?

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Rohit is 30 years old, and works for a bank. He underwent an ultrasound scan of the abdomen as part ...  

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How to make the most out of a doctor visit
11 Oct 2016

How to make the most out of a doctor visit

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”- Benjamin Franklin...

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Staying alive on our roads
03 Oct 2016

Staying alive on our roads

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Every year, road accidents kill or permanently disable more than 36,000 individuals in Kerala - a st...

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Brain death: When is someone really dead?
14 Sep 2016

Brain death: When is someone really dead?

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“Life is pleasant, death is peaceful. It is the transition that is troublesome.” - Issac Asimov...

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Scary but true: Psychiatric illness is more common than we think
30 Aug 2016

Scary but true: Psychiatric illness is more common than we think

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Vasant, a 15 year-old boy, tried to kill himself by drinking a pesticide. Luckily for him, he was br...

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Going for a lab test? You need to read this first
16 Aug 2016

Going for a lab test? You need to read this first

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Anil, a 30-year-old accountant, was a very worried man. His bilirubin was found elevated on a routin...

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Google vs doctor: why Internet self-diagnosis is a bad idea
01 Aug 2016

Google vs doctor: why Internet self-diagnosis is a bad idea

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Manju, a 26 year-old IT professional working long hours in Kochi, developed a nagging pain in the ce...

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Transgenders – there is much to know before judging!
19 Jul 2016

Transgenders – there is much to know before judging!

Published by: Manorama

There has been much discussion on the topic of transgenders in media lately. For those who are unfam...

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Medical hoaxes: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
05 Jul 2016

Medical hoaxes: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

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“A lie can travel halfway around the world before truth has even finished putting on its shoes” – th...

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Who said death has to be unpleasant? Do these 16 things now
21 Jun 2016

Who said death has to be unpleasant? Do these 16 things now

Published by: Manorama

After birth, death is the only other certainty in life. While we pay a lot of attention to the whole...

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Love Kerala food? Here’s a diet plan tailored for you
07 Jun 2016

Love Kerala food? Here’s a diet plan tailored for you

Published by: Manorama

Across the world, the concept of an ideal diet has been the focus of debates over the years. Numerous books have been written about diets. While Atkin

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Noise kills: this is scarier than you thought
25 May 2016

Noise kills: this is scarier than you thought

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“Indians love really loud music,” proclaims a TV ad trying to promote a mobile phone, the words comi...

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Learn these 6 first-aid tips, be a lifesaver
25 Apr 2016

Learn these 6 first-aid tips, be a lifesaver

Published by: Manorama

The recent tragic death of a young lady doctor at Thrissur by choking on her own food raised many ey...

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16 tips for a healthy, and cool, summer
25 Apr 2016

16 tips for a healthy, and cool, summer

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As the summer heat leaves us reeling in Kerala, it is time to take a look at what we can do to stay ...

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dr rajeev jayadevan

Dr Rajeev Jayadevan completed his MBBS and MD General Medicine with top honors from Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore in 1995. He received training in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
He has extensive international experience of performing over 19,000 endoscopies. He was awarded MRCP (UK) from England in 1996. He obtained Board Certification in Medicine and Gastroenterology (Fellowship) from New York Medical College, and spent 3 years in the UK and 10 years in the US before returning to his hometown of Kochi. He established the department of Gastroenterology at Sunrise Hospital Cochin.

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