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9th August, 2017
Opinion or judgement?
Dr KK Aggarwal
Doctors often tell their patients that "your disease has no cure". They should never say that there is no cure for this illness. Instead, doctors should say "I have no cure for your disease." Or an even better answer is "I have no cure for your disease in my system of medicine." 
 
One of these statements is a judgement and the other is an opinion. 
 
What is the difference between opinion and judgement?
 
One can have an opinion on any subject or issue. An opinion need not be based on facts or on evidence. Opinions are subjective as they are personal based on one's beliefs or emotions. Others may agree or disagree with it.
 
Judgement, on the other hand, is an opinion, about the subject or issue in question, expressed as a fact. Judgement is supported by evidence i.e. there is no room for any doubt. Hence, it implies authority and gives a sense of certainty and finality.
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New Delhi, 08 August 2017: Cerebral (brain) venous thrombosis is an uncommon disorder and going by available statistics, it occurs in 1 per lakh of population. About 5% of those who suffer from this condition die of acute illness and 10% die over time. This condition is also more common in women than men. As per the IMA, complete recovery is possible in about 80% of the patients, and the rate of recurrence is about 2% to 4%. 
 
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