Who is the “ Real master ” in Master health check up clinics ?

Master health checks* , superficially look like a perfect modality to practice the greatest medical concept ie “Prevention is better then cure” .Let us detect all human diseases early , prevent its progression, regress it or completely cure it . Absolute bliss is it not? Why then articles such as this one should ever get published, that too in one of the prestigious journal of medicine? *Master health check .( Also referred to as annual General health checks.) While the title itself is provocative, it adds a tag line which is still more a shocker. There are specific well-researched reasons for this preventive health check fiasco.The masters, who were originally the guardians of health soon became disease mongers.In the process, the primary aim of propagating the doctrine of “prevention is better than cure”, could not reach its desired goals. Instead of ignoring and reassuring the minor deviation of biological data and Imagery generated, they became a perfect feed for the hunters who are after the trivial and non-existing illness. Final message Good intentioned health checks are always welcome in selected high-risk population say pregnant women/children of developing a world (As in endemic countries of rheumatic fever) Also cancer , CAD , screening in people with a positive family history can be critical. However, when these masters of health deviated and started making a living out of apparently healthy people. ( The side effects reached monstrou...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Uncategorized master health check up medical ethics Source Type: blogs

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Conclusion: To address the many challenges posed by EDCs, we argue that Africans should take the lead in prioritization and evaluation of environmental hazards, including EDCs. We recommend the institution of education and training programs for chemical users, adoption of the precautionary principle, establishment of biomonitoring programs, and funding of community-based epidemiology and wildlife research programs led and funded by African institutes and private companies. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1774 Received: 16 February 2017 Revised: 22 May 2017 Accepted: 24 May 2017 Published: 22 August 2017 Address correspond...
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This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of two such vaccines, one against one serogroup (serogroup C) and the other a quadrivalent vaccine targeting four serogroups (A, C, Y and W). Evaluation of amplification targets for the specific detection of Bordetella pertussis using real-time polymerase chain reactionBordatella pertussis, the causative organism leading to whooping cough, represents a considerable public health concern in Canada. However, the current method of detection of B pertussis may also lead to a positive result when other Bordatella strains, which do not represent a public health risk, are present...
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