Monthly Archives: November 2008


Crucial aspects about economic development

Dr Zafar Altaf Economists might feel a bit slighted if I say that economic development is not about economics alone and economists must learn to understand the elements that are there in economic development. That understanding will take a long time. In the developing world the economists are generally brained […]


Gasping good when it comes to cardiac arrest

Call it what you will — gasping, gurgling, moaning — but noisy breathing increases the chances for survival when someone is suffering sudden cardiac arrest, a new study shows. The recipe for action calls for swiftness; Call emergency medical help and start compressing the chest, 100 times a minute.


What is cholesterol test?

The cholesterol test is a quantitative analysis of the cholesterol levels in a sample of the patient’s blood. Total serum cholesterol (TC) is the measurement routinely taken. Doctors sometimes order a complete lipoprotein profile to better evaluate the risk for atherosclerosis (coronary artery disease, or CAD).