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C.K. Webb

We believe in treasuring the works of all the people who’re associated with Lexicon. The most important of which are our READERS. Every edition of Lexicon will be available here for your reference. You know, for those times when you wish to come back to read that mnemonic or that time when you wish to glance through that beautiful image or to simply refresh your memories!

PARALLAX
The debate between Medicine and Surgery has been going on for centuries. We’ve brought together the difference that makes Medicine and Surgery what they are! The two sides of the same coin. Featuring interview of one of India’s leading Neurologist Dr. Pawan Ojha among many other stalwart pieces.

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MADNESS
Keeping with the theme of Dignity in Mental Health and an effort to bring mental health into the open and weaken the stigma, we created Madness. This edition includes Deepika Padukone’s foundation for depression – ‘Live Love Laugh’, Reshma Valliappan’s ‘The Red Door’ and interview of several professors included Dr. Vikram Patel of TIME’s 100 most influential people.

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A GAME OF HORMONES

Ever wondered what it’s like to be controlled by tiny microscopic beings, straight out of some sci-fic movie?

The truth is, we are controlled. Not by beings, we’re actually controlled by chemicals!
Our latest edition will introduce you all to the amazing world of hormones in an intriguing way.

Exclusive: Dr. Sumer Sethi (DAMS), Dr. Michael Scharf,  NGO- Santé diabète

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LOVE, DRUGS AND ADOLESCENCE

Celebrating the transition in health and well- being from adolescence to young adulthood and how adolescent health professionals can capitalize on the strengths of adolescents and young adults to support them through these changes. Presenting, Love, Drugs & Adolescence.

Exclusive: Dr. Richard Finkel’s (Florida) Interview, Dr. Sanjay Desai’s (JHU) Interview, AAWC interview

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THE CODE WAR

Hippocrates once said,

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of the disease”

But when these “natural forces” turn against our own, autoimmune disorders are born. Autoimmune disorder incidence has seen a tremendous rise in the past few years; some have gone to the extent of calling it a “rising epidemic”. Since most of the diseases falling into this category do not have a cure, management of the symptoms is the key.

Exclusive feature: Dr. Palash Sen(Euphoria) Interview, Harish Iyer speaks on homosexual rights, Dr. Manghani clears the air between DNB and MD/MS

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IN HOSPITIUM
This edition is themed in and around the hospital stories and nuances. The ailing patient, the overworked resident, the unthanked nurse, the yelled at cleaner, the burdened relative.
It’s a framework of compassion, benevolence and honour. It’s an institution of principled virtue and worth. It’s a necessity. It’s a brand. It’s a Hospital.
Exclusive feature: JoCACIS2014 Post Conference Proceedings AND Thereisnoiineye-The Photography Contest Results!

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THE STING OPERATION
This edition is w.r.t. WHO’s venture on vector-borne diseases. In line with the World Health Organisation’s inititative to raise awareness and implement salutary guidelines on their prevention, our team has put together a series of advisory pieces on insidious transmitters of disease. An exposition on the impact of climate change, genetically modified mosquitoes, advances in the treatment of leishmaniasis, surveying CDC’s surveillance system – ArboNet and many more!

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THE BITTER SUGAR
The United Nations reported that in 2000 the number of people suffering from over nutrition–a billion–had officially surpassed the number suffering from malnutrition–800 million. India ranks number 2 in the world with this epidemic. It is not one of the facts that we can be proud of. It is important for Indians to recognize that, despite all of the fancy gimmicks and perceived power of modern medicine, the largest explosion of preventable, chronic diseases ever in the history of mankind has occurred as a direct result of modern medicine and scientific reductionism.This edition, is exclusively going to cover articles on latest etiology, latest challenges in treating diabetes, changes in lifestyle, the career of a Diabetologist and much more. After all, it is;
The Bitter Sugar
An ode to Diabetes.

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HUMANAE VITAE
Human. A word with many connotations, yet one full of mystery and vitality. Since the dawn of its time, a race that has changed the landscape of the world and has always striven to achieve betterment. Over millenia, some of its members have stood out more than the others for their acts of heroism, struggle, terror, dominance and victory. This about those men and women who were faced with obstacles and complexities that life summoned for them, and how they overcame them or eventually succumbed to them. Of conquests, victories and triumphs, but also of martyrs.Of inspiration and dedication, but also of not quite getting there. Complexities, wrong turns, difficult decisions.

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KNOWN CASE OF
Persisting. Prolonged. Ceaseless. Continuous. Lingering. Long-lasting.
Some maladies are easy to cure. Go to a doctor, collect a prescription; pop a tablet and you are absolutely healthy and glowing. But the other disorders in the spectrum aren’t so lucky. They take years to develop and mature and then owing to those years, continue to stay on till the end.
Consider the patient – his life, before the condition was diagnosed to the changes in the following after. His mental status, his resolve, medications that he has to keep up with, his morbidity! Despite meeting the best consultant, despite the best tests; despite it all his condition worsens and he finds himself at the mercy of the disease. His treatment lasts long, sustaining years to come, years of trying to control its progression.
This edition will try revealing the impact that these chronic illnesses (to name a few – Diabetes, Hypertension, Down’s syndrome, Thalassemia, Thyroid disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cancer etc.) have on the patient, his family and his immediate surroundings. It will also aim at demonstrating the evolution of these conditions and account for an understanding of the disease at the patient level.
After all, it stays, forever!

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THE HYPOCRITIC OATH
It’s ‘History’ month of the world, with timeless landmarks of world history set between July-August. There isn’ta better time or situation to indulge in the historic fourth edition of Lexicon than now. We give you a dynamic view of the medieval beliefs of medical practitioners to a glimpse of modern medicine, from the questionable “Do no harm” in the Hippocratic Oath, to the ethics of Euthanasia and Abortion, from medical myths to the new truth from reverence to revulsion. We give you the perfect synchrony of Past and Future.

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OF KNOTS AND TIES
You get to choose your friends, career, clothes etc. But can you choose your DNA?
Relationships are among the most meaningful elements in our lives. Some are “innate” others are “acquired”. There are certain bonds in our life in which we do not have a say. However, they make a lot of difference in what we are. On the other hand are the relationships we build during our course of life, which makes us who we are.
This edition is about connecting with the audience in a way they can relate to, the most. The feature will focus on all the important aspects of relationships or the bonds we share. Of which, the highlights would be: mother-fetus, recipient-donor, hereditary disorders, doctor-patient, student-teacher, drug-body etc. The question is,
Are we ready to tackle the constant change in relationships?

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THE SOCIAL POISON
Be it a communicable disease like Tuberculosis, or a congenital one like Down’s Syndrome, all the ailments have got their own way of ‘poisoning’ the society. In honor of the various health related days in the months of March, April and the start of May, we bring to you the spirits of darkness, “The Social Poison”.

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THE CANCEROUS VALENTINE
February is celebrated as the World Heart Month by WHO and AHA in the medical world. Just as February 4th is World Cancer Day. This is the perfect start to our first edition and hence it’s themed and titled as “The Cancerous Valentine”

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