The genesis of this topic is a very serious one yet widely misunderstood .Not acknowledging bullying,both real,virtual or any other form , in young and adolescent minds, taken for granted  as 1 of growing up and excepting them for self help can leave permanent lifelong repercussions. It is estimated that 18-19 million kids are bullied in US every year where 3 million remain absent for fear of bullying in schools.

For many young individuals, bullying is the first kind of violence and ugliness experience in life. This is where we meet violence, whether we’re a victim, or a perpetrator, or a bystander, and face of that has lifelong repercussions. Things can really go out of hand when a bullied child gets no support from either school or home ,as parents are ignorant or in denial mode . The hardest part of being bullied is getting help, Everyone, including parents ,don’t take it seriously and would rather say “deal yourself”. This approach makes a child depressed ,with drawn , isolated  ,quiet and might clinch  extreme steps to harm oneself and even suicides .

Ragging , apparently a type of bullying, lately has been dealt with Iron hand in countries like India, where Judiciary and Legislature has taken a tough stand , the offence is non –bail bale and students are asked to file anti-ragging affidavits.  Where colleges and government have realized the potential harm ragging does , schools have been left in a denial mode  that bullying  exist . When I think about my yester years I can correlate that yes bullying does exist . Ask yourself  as a kid  were you bullied at some point of time or not. Haven’t you seen anyone bullying  –I need not answer this.

Verbal assault ,Isolation , malicious and venomous rumors  are very common these days ,social withdrawal and exclusion is the worst nightmare for a young adolescent’s and young adult’s life . They eventually become quite and withdrawn ,at times behave in a very veered and abnormal way.

Unlike physical abuse, verbal abuse and social exclusions are not taken seriously or rather I would say ignorance in adults of this serious yet highly denied issue .  “I felt that the hardest part of being bullied was getting help. People, including even my own father and mother, would say things like ‘get over it’,” said Lee Hirsch, the director of the critically acclaimed documentary Bully.

The seriousness of this problem can be judged , when young school kids committed series of suicides in a developed society like USA,forcing noted director ,who himself was victim of bullying ,come with a documentary on Bullying. He rightly says-“For many young people, bullying is the first form of violence and ugliness we experience in a real way in our lives,” says BULLY director Lee Hirsch.

"BULLY should remind all of us that bullying is a serious issue that impacts and involves us all. Educators and community members can turn to Facing History as a model of how to foster the skills and attitudes that make bullying much less likely to happen in schools.” – Dennis Barr, Facing History’s director of evaluation and manager of Bullying: A Case Study in Ostracism.

With both bullying and ragging being common in schools and colleges ,it is mostly seen as childhood dranshul.commalice . In addition to this cyber bullying-sexting,intimidation  and usage of modern age gadgets and social networking websites. It becomes a never ending vicious malice cycle which runs without adults. Popular social networking sites have made things worst and these portal are reported as dreaded platforms. A child becomes insomniac, depression ,low esteem, and weight gain, at times years after being abused. It leaves a devastating effects on one’s mental and physical health which is beyond repairs.

A study in British Medical Journal says Children bullied early are more likely to harm themselves – cutting ,biting  and rubbing of limbs, pulling clumps of hair, banging the head on wall or might attempt suicide. These children are reported to grow emotionally distressed and more likely to be failure in life.

Coming up next Signs and Symptoms of a bullied child-Myths and Realities.


You must have seen the grand old ma, living next door with swollen knees,aching with severe pain and unable to walk. This is a common problem  which we encounter every day, especially in ageing population but is the problem really age related and incurable,lets find out.

  • Arthritis pain is a sign of ageing.I should adjust living with it:- www.dranshul.comOsteoarthritis affects roughly 27 million US citizens  today and is estimated to involve around 72 million by 2030. Yet many Americans choose , prolonged conservative management to lessen the severity and duration of pain,but not elimination of pain completely .It is estimated that around 500,000 knee replacements are performed in the US every year with more than double the number postpone although they are optimal candidates.This is the number in one of the most modern society of the world ,one can assume the numbers in other developed and underdeveloped societies in the world.People slowly begin to give up things important to them.If an everyday activity causes pain and discomfort ,consult orthopedition, irrespective of age.
  • Only for old and Not for 25 years old:- The biggest myth, Implants per se has a life span of 20-25 years, there is  no use  living with painful, swollen joints which restricts the quality of life and ambulation.In yester years surgery was preferable in old age, as implants lacked quality, durability and lifespan,it was very tough to do redo knee replacements,but with modern techniques and better quality of implants,the risk no more exists.A redo knee surgery is very easy these days. In young adults, wear and tear is not normal, cause of severe bone and joint degradation needs to be located first before going under the knife but there is no absolute contraindication in young age.
  • People say there is no harm in living with the damaged joints:- Generally Knee replacement surgery is considered for severely damaged knees, when conservative treatment is not helping any more or has to be discontinued for medical reasons. Knee replacement surgery reduces pain, corrects deformity,  gives independence in activities and brings changes in lifestyle for the better.In case you choose to live with your damaged joints:
      • You continue to live with pain and walking difficulty affecting active life.
      • If damaged joint becomes unstable, then you may fall and sustain a fracture either around your hips or develop stress fractures along the shinbone (tibia). Your osteoporosis may also worsen as a result of inactivity thereby making your bone more prone to fractures.
      • Deformities and instability will gradually worsen with age and time.
      • As pain will force patients for regular consumption of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs – very likely to damage kidneys and cause stomach ulcerations.
  • Painful surgery:- With revolutionary advancement, in Anesthesia techniques and Anesthetic Medications, it has become virtually a painless surgery .
  • Someone else knee is replaced like in Liver and other transplants:- An absolute myth, Metallic and other implants are used , which are inserted by removing  8-9mm of  bone . Human knee is not replaced by human knee.
  • Bed rest for a few weeks:- Depending on the activity, most patients who undergo quad-sparing www.dranshul.comknee replacements are able to get back to normal within a few weeks. A return to rigorous activity takes only a few months. Most people are able to perform routine tasks within a few weeks.
  • Certain VVIP surgery had lots of complications, so will mine be:- Every surgery, elective or emergency, is compounded with some complications. Morbid and moribund conditions ,medical treatments and ability of surgeon decide the prognosis of any surgery. Any surgery is decided after taking relevant conditions in mind, weighing the pros and cons.
  • Knee replacement leaves a large and awkward scar:- Thanks to minimally invasive procedures, scarring is minimal compared to traditional surgery. In fact, the scar is typically only 3 to 5 inches long. As time passes, the scar will fade and become less noticeable.
  • All implants are same:-Today, patients have a choice of knee implants as well as a variety of implants customized to suit individual needs and lifestyles, depending upon your medical and other physical activity.

An important safety alert:- There are numerous indicators where total or partial knee replacement should not be opted. The performance of these implants depends primarily on age, weight, activity levels and other factors. Patients with medically unfit conditions including acute or chronic infections should not opt for knee replacement. Talk to your orthopedition regarding potential risks, quality of life post intervention and recovery time.

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Donate Eyes-So you can see the world after you-Myths and Realities.

August 18, 2013

"The eye is the window to the world, at the same time, it is the window of the soul." – Shakespeare.  There are millions with corneal blindness .Estimated 4.5 million sufferers in a country like India, waiting for corneal transplant.90% of these are in a working age,below 45. Eyes donated by a single person enlightens […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Blood Donation (F.A.Q)-Myths and Realities.

August 4, 2013

1.Why young/adolescents  are not allowed to donate:- Physiologically there is no harm in donating blood in the early age. The reason is legal.In many US states,person  must be at least 17 years old to donate , or 16 years old with parental/guardian consent, There is no upper age limit for blood donation as long as […]

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“Give the gift of life: donate blood,”Have you donated ? Myths and Realities.

June 23, 2013

This was the caption given by World Health Organization to educate and promote blood donation.Globally 14th June is celebrated as World Blood Donor Day,with some lectures and news in electronic and print media are given by White color executives who have little or no knowledge.What Blood actually is and why even a drop is important […]

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Artificial Sweeteners-Guilt free indulgence or caution ? Myths and Realities.

June 13, 2013

It has been globally accepted that sweetness is the first sensation that human beings get accustomed to.As infants and kids our initial journey of solid foods started from mashed fruits with other savory flavors touched our taste buds much later.Human body has an unique likeness for sugars as they provide robust and instant energy in […]

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Extra supplements for GYM-Are they really beneficial? Myths and Realities.

June 7, 2013

Who won’t die for those Arnold Schwarzenegger looks, any one would be impressed by six packs ,those fabulous abs,tough biceps and triceps.There can be numerous reasons for it,some want them for health,some for commercial ,some for impression,some for flaunt.The main question arises how to get them,how to get  killer and impressive structure?. People start hitting […]

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Organic Food,more nutritious? Myths and Realities

May 19, 2013

As food writer Mark Bittman wrote in the New York Times, to some, organic “seems to have become the magic cure-all, synonymous with eating well, healthfully, sanely, even ethically.” However, according to Bittman, “eating organic offers no guarantee of any of that. With people becoming extremely health conscious  demand for organic Food  is soring . […]

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Video illustration about inappropriate touch abuse of a child -Myths and Realities.

May 15, 2013

In continuation to my previous post,,about child abuse please click on the link provided below,It is a video illustration of inappropriate touch and other sexual harrassment or advancement towards a child.How can they recognise that they are being abused or bullied. I would really suggest that parents and guardians should definitely guide their children to be beware of […]

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Child Abuse- Is your child a victim- Myths and Realities…

May 13, 2013

There has been a spurt of crimes against children in all societies. Recently we saw  hundreds and thousands protesters  in India against a brutal rape of a 5 year old girl child.We have grown up hearing horrifying stories from some Gulf countries about children being tied for camel race, for someone’s fun someone has to […]

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