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Day 8: Parliament #MonsoonSession2020 Updates

#RajyaSabha has assembled; Papers & Reports laid.

Zero Hour underway. Image
Chair @MVenkaiahNaidu condemns the incidents that transpired in the #RajyaSabha yesterday while passing of #AgricultureBills. Says:

-Dy Chair was abused
-Some members threw papers at him
-A Rule book was thrown
-He was obstructed from performing his duties ImageImage
Chair @MVenkaiahNaidu : Leader of Opposition along with 46 MPs have given a motion for removal of Dy Chairman; I have gone through yesterday's records.

Adds that Division could not take place due to continuous disruption of the House.
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#Thread September is PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Awareness Month!
The patriarchal gender bias in healthcare care practice and medicinal research has a negative impact on our well-being!
The impact is huge and diverse! People living with PCOS find it challenging to navigate through the bias that distorts research, diagnosis, and treatment. According to research, PCOS is fast becoming a modern epidemic, especially in Asia.
So what is it? PCOS is a common endocrine disorder that affects people with ovaries, with 20-25% womxn in India and around 1 in 10 womxn worldwide affected by it.
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Day 5: Parliament #MonsoonSession2020

#RajyaSabha has assembled

On agenda:
-Homoeopathy Central Council (Amd) Bill
-Indian Medicine Central Council (Amd) Bill
-Salaries & Allowances of Ministers (Amd) Bill
-Salary, Allowances & Pension of MPs (Amd) Bill
-IIIT Laws (Amd) Bill Image
Papers & Parliamentary Committee Reports tabled including the Interim Report on โ€˜๐—™๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ #๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ / ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต #๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด'

Zero Hour underway

Issues raised during Zero Hour:

-#garibkalyanrozgaryojana not implemented in #Chhattisgarh despite return of over 5L migrants; highest population below #poverty line- @MPKTSTulsi
-Closure of #BSNL #4G in rural areas in #Odisha
-Regulation of #Liquor Mafia in Punjab
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Day 3: ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ #MonsoonSession2020

Watch this space for ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ Image
Legislative Business in #RajyaSabha :

- Institute of Teaching & Research in #Ayurveda Bill
-Salaries & Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill
-#Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill
-Indian #Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill
Papers & reports tabled, Zero Hour underway:

-@ghulamnazad raises issue of unemployment in #JammuKashmir
-INC's @PBhatacharyaINC bats for National #Helpline for Homeopathic treatment ImageImage
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#Pain impacts all areas of ones lives. Itโ€™s difficult to address. The current climate around those with #chronicpain is full of stigma & biases. The narrative that #opioids are bad & do not assist those w #pain or that there are a plethora of non-opioid 1/
continues to impact those that have #chronicpain negatively. IF you have #chronicpain you are acutely aware that care for those in #pain is poor in the USA. There may be โ€˜pocketsโ€™ where one can access superb care but I believe it is few & far between. We did NOT need the #CDC 2/
guidelines. They were Honecker by an โ€˜expertโ€™ group whose sole focus was on #SUD NOT the treatment of pain. I believe they took the guidelines and encouraged the misapplication of these guidelines. Instead work should have been done to focus on better treatment options 4 those 3/
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I urge everyone in India to read this. This person @drbrcofficial is not only a quack, but also toxic to public health. He makes other quacks look like a picnic lunch basket. His activities terrorise science, rational thinking and endanger #PublicHealthโ€ฆ
Consultation fee only 21,000 rupees. Audio consultation. #pseudoscience #fraud #COVID19 #COVID19India
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43yr chronic #alcohol user on Liv.52 #Herbal supplement for 1yr. Believes Liv52='hepatoprotective'. Consumes along with to cancel alcohol-toxicity. Diabetes uncontrolled on #Ayurveda. Comes with #jaundice, severe #headache, eyes 'bulged' 2 days, nasal discharge #livertwitter Image
At admission, #seizures, uncontrolled, put on #ventilator. Deep jaundice, comatose. Investigations=acute on #chronic liver failure #aclf
#MRI Brain Part 1๐Ÿ‘‡
Extensive hemorrhagic infarcts, almost all of anterior and mid #brain.
#medicine #MedTwitter #radiology Image
MRI Brain Part 2๐Ÿ‘‡
Both sides cortical venous thrombosis and anterior third of superior saggitsl sinus thrombus.
#imaging #stroke #NeuroTwitter #neurology #NeuroTwitterNetwork Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNetย 08/11/2020โ€ฆ
Scientists probe the role of archaea in the human microbiomeโ€ฆ

#archaea #microbiome
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My experiences on #MedTwitter, ostensibly a place for activism & public health - at least as is the approach of a #tweetiatrician

affirmed that


we FIX
culture of #medicine
change perverse incentives

until then

#healthcare will continue to fail

even be source of harm
When will we start caring more about problems than petty fights?

When will we spend our energy on #creativity and #problemsolving rather than stalking, blocking, hiding & deleting tweets?

This is not limited to #MedTwitter
It replicates what happens in #hospitals and #academia
Faculty need to step up and keep other faculty in check.

#Safespace is not just a hashtag.

Am grateful I trained under Dr. Ralph Feigin @bcmhouston. He fiercely defended trainees. There are important ways he created safe spaces.

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A short thread to acknowledge an amazing person that has helped put #WideningParticipation in #Medicine firmly on the national & local agenda.
Thanks for your support & advice over the years, Helen Franklin.
Enjoy your retirement!
@emmasahgal @FBMH_SR @FBMH_UoM @ukmedschools
I first met Helen in 2013, when doing teaching in the consultation skills learning centre. I think I was complaining about the medical school not doing enough for #WideningParticipation to her.

I had also told the head of admissions the same, expecting nothing to be done
Helen worked for admissions and WP then, and they were looking for a WP academic lead.
No academic had been appointed to the role, and the issue was still new to medical schools.
She told the admissions lead about my concerns, & they decided to appoint me as WP lead ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNetย 08/07/2020โ€ฆ
The Pandemic's Biggest Mystery Is Our Own Immune System - The Atlanticโ€ฆ

#pandemic #system #immune #mystery
In northern China, scientists have found what may be the 2 billion-year-old birthmarks of Earth's first supercontinentโ€ฆ

#china #geological #earth
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Sorry to burst your bubble but NOT #Ayurvedic contribution

- identified by Jesuit Priests - isolated by Pelletier & Caventou (French Pharmacologists)
- isolated by Hans Andersag (German Scientist)
#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter
๐Ÿ“ŒReserpine (old world blood pressure drug) - identified in Rauwolfia serpentina in South Asia by botanist Rumpf of Dutch East-India Company, isolation by Mลฑller, Schlittler & Bein (Germany)

โžก๏ธ In India isolated earlier by Bose&Sen, modern scientists -for psychosis treatment
๐Ÿ“ŒArtemisin -from Traditional Chinese Medicine - isolated by modern medicine trained Chinese Pharmacologist Tu-Youyu

๐Ÿ“ŒMetformin(diabetes drug) -from Galega officinalis[French Lilac], from European Folklore, isolated and improved -Muller&Reinwein,Germany & Leclerc,France
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNetย 08/06/2020โ€ฆ
SIAM: A Life of Logic and the Illogic of Lifeโ€ฆ

#life #logic #tarski
Afraid of Airlines? Thereโ€™s Always the Private Jet - The New York Timesโ€ฆ

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Would you agree that #Science today is mainly motivated by #politicsโ€ฆ NOT #Health
Do you believe Cures exist?
Would you believe me if I told you that #Cancer, #Aids and #Diabetes, all diseases thought to be incurable, actually had Cures and have been proven to be cured?
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If a person is poisoned by bleach, fuel, acid, drugs, fumes, etc, the first aid treatment you give can prevent death!

What to do depends on type of poison & whether it's on the skin, eyes, inhaled or swallowed.

What to do:

1. If poison is on the #skin or clothes;

- quickly & carefully remove victim's clothes
- pour large amounts of #water over the skin for 15 minutes
- wash skin thoroughly many times with soap & water
- move to nearest hospital!
2. If poison is in the #eyes;

- remove any contact lenses
- pour CLEAN WATER in the eyes for 15 minutes (DON'T USE SOAP!)
- encourage blinking
- move to hospital instantly

Every second here matters & a slight delay could lead to permanent loss of sight!
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Was just doing a wee bit o' #spiritualwarfare then my mind went on a twitty-like thread. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Was thinking @stella_immanuel is probably a great physician if she's a born again Believer in #Jesus and casts out demons. Which He said those who believe in
@stella_immanuel 2. Him will do. She's probably treating spirit, soul and body and should have a greater success rate with patients than many others who ignore the spiritual realm for this temporal, low-level natural one.

That also would explain why she calls #hcqworks + zinc + az a cure.
@stella_immanuel 3. When you do the spiritual work in addition to the physical work for #healing, you're no longer just practicing #medicine as trained in colleges. You actually take on the role of healer. Especially when you honor Jesus. He said Believers in Him will lay hands on the sick and
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This is a short thread on how some diseases are seen after slaughter.
Please if you encounter any of it during this Sallah, or anytime, properly discard the meat (burying preferably).
This is a case of Tuberculosis, which is highly infectious, and Zoonotic.
When encountered, please use gloves or any means of protection and dispose of it by deep burying.
This is a case of Cysticercosis. Also Zoonotic and affevts humans like it does animals. Usually seen on the heart, muscles of the ribs, rumps and shoulders.
Do not consume. Discard properly.
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Going to try to live tweet some take-homes from this panel on #neuroracism for anyone who is missing it. #BlackInNeuroWeek @blackinneuro
Nice to see that the panelists are a mixture of later and earlier career neuroscientists!
@dhsmoove_dotcom talking about changing the nomenclature around the Tuskegee syphilis study -> United States Public Health Service syphilis study in Tuskegee
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Mind boggling case
13-year old girl
5 - 6 years on #ayurvedic treatment (shown below) for #Epilepsy. #Ayurveda promised no more #seizure.
Now jaundice, fluid in abdomen, dark pigmentation
#livertwitter #MedTwitter #MedEd #Science #ScienceMatters #pathology #MedicalStudent
#liver #biopsy
Diagnosis: severe #alcohol #hepatitis and underlying #incomplete septal #cirrhosis (rare, #hepatoportal sclerosis) - 2 diseases in one liver! #radiology
See retrieved #Ayurveda #drugs analysis results.
#Chemicals & #Toxicology analysis
#alcohol content - total 26.17 % v/v
#Arsenic content - total 2461.367 mg/kg
Single highest #Herbal #medicine - Arsenic was 1982.44 mg/kg
Two #ayurvedic drugs also contained #CLONAZEPAM - a modern medicine with anti seizure property๐Ÿ˜ž
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I've seen this floating around a lot on Twitter and it's frustrating to see science misappropriated like this. It's additionally damaging as many well-meaning folks might see it, think it's credible, and then choose not to wear masks. Well, let's look at the science (1/?). Image
Before I start, I'm not a doctor and this isn't medical advice. If you have a medical emergency, PLEASE GO SEE A DOCTOR. If any doctors or scientists would like to chime in, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I might be wrong and I'm always trying to learn (2/?)
Starting with the first study: (PMID 18500410).
1) The *lowest* recorded pulse oximeter reading was ~96% SpO2, which is in the normal range (95%+) (3/?)
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What if the money ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ spent by #academia & #hospitals on hiring people to spy on #SoMe, to police & shame nurses & doctors (even getting some fired for speaking up on #PPE shortage), this policing disproportionately affecting BIPOC, instead spent on hiring BIPOC & on pay gap
This is pay gap I am talking about. What kind of โ€œ#professionalismโ€ accepts that Black women must work 7 extra months for same pay?

Professionalism on โ€œyou wore..โ€ is used in sinister ways against Black women in particular

#blackintheivory #MedTwitterโ€ฆ
Puritanism in #medicine, being taught to med students who are given middle author status on a publication conceived and supported by senior faculty and junior editors, is part of this harm. Many Black girls are criminalized & punished for natural hair.โ€ฆ
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1. #Marundeeswarar Temple, #Chennai
Marundu means #medicine ; Eswar is Bhagwan Shiv
Utchavar: Thyagarajar
Consort: TiripuraSundari
Sthal Vriksh: SHAMI TREE/VANNI Tree (#Prosopis #Spicigera)
Sthal Theerth: Pancha Theertha
Agamam: Kameekam
approx: 1500 years old
2. #Temple is dedicated to God Shiva, located in #Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams where the two of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Sages), Appar & Tirugnana Sambandar have glorified the Temple with their verses during the 7th-8th century.
3. Temple has been widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century. The Temple has two seven tiered Gopuram, a huge pond. The Marundeeswarar Temple has been a place of curative #worship for people with #diseases. The Temple is believed to have partial feature of #Pallava
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How can this go unchallenged ?
if after reading go storm the houses of parliament and sack on the spot the entire Gov't
I don't know what it will โ˜น

ยฃ252m of public money given to #AYANDA CAPITAL, registered in Mauritius for tax dodging, to supply #PPE that never appeared.
ยฃ186m of public money given to #UNISERVE LTD of Essex, the UKโ€™s largest privately owned logistics and global trade management company, to supply #PPE that never appeared.
ยฃ116m of public money given to P14 #MEDICAL LTD of Liverpool, which had liabilities exceeding assets by ยฃ485,000 in December 2019
with just ยฃ145 in cash and at the bank, for #PPE that never appeared.
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#Ayurveda #Herbal #real #Tales
Saw 64y old #patient with #jaundice and severe #itching all over #body (called #cholestatic #hepatitis) in OPD. Went to 3 other #hospitals prior, always evaluated for #liver and #bileduct #Cancer. Always cancer tests #Negative. Liverbiopsy๐Ÿ‘‡ Image
Biopsy shows severe #bile stagnation (#cholestasis) in liver #cells and bile-ducts with #inflammation and #swelling of livercells (#hepatocyte) - classical picture of cholestatichepatitis. CT of liver normal, #MRCP (to see bile ducts) - normal #livertwitter #pathology
CAUSE๐Ÿ‘‡ Image
Patient has #diabetes. Tired of #insulin #diet control. #Ayurvedic #physician advises - stop insulin, start #natural side effect free #treatment. Gives these #CAPSULE . After 6 months on #tablet - liver injury and symptoms start. #nutrition deprived, sugar controlled. #MedEd
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