James McCormack is a Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and is passionate about music and evidence based medicine. In a unique endeavor that reminds me of the incomparable ZDoggMD, he has brought together these two passions in a synergistic manner. He has started making videos […]
- Predatory Open Access: Part 2 – Peer Review in OA and Ethics of “Sting Op Research”
- Predatory Open Access: Part 1 – A Sting Op and Indictment of the OA Model
- Exhibitionism in Medical Education: The Brindley Lecture – Heralding A Sexual Revolution
- Longitudinal Data Analysis: A Brief Introduction
- Estimates of Risk: A Short Revision
Disclaimer: Contains strong language, sexually explicit in nature in order to explain bodily functions in a non-jargon manner. Maybe NSFW. This week we had a fabulous case presentation in the department. The patient was suffering from Atypical Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome, as evidenced by the absence of the uterus and cervix, with only the distal part of […]
As big a fan of the House MD show I am, let me start off with the disclaimer that I consider this to be one of the worst ever episodes of House MD to come on air. EVER! And that is not just because of the sucky medical mystery, but also because of the very […]
This is a sponsored guest post. Nowadays, Internet has transformed our lives so much that we use it for doing almost everything. One of the clearest examples of this is that the way of buying and selling all kinds of objects has changed. Especially, when we want to get a new electronic gadget. Most of […]
When TechCrunch reported that there were talks going on between Elsevier and Mendeley this January, I did not want to believe it. Being an ardent user and advocate of the platform, I wanted it to stay out of the clutches of Big Pub. But it is now official, Mendeley has been acqui-hired by Elsevier for […]
This was the FIRST ever Mediquiz I conducted and fittingly, it was conducted with none other than Parijat Sen, the master quizzer himself. Along with Parijat (who will soon be leaving for an Internal Medicine residency in the US of A) and Shibojit Talukdar (who is doing his Surgery residency at the prestigious Post Graduate […]
Hello. It is World Toilet Day today! I have made it a point to regularly blog about it every year since I started blogging: Have A Shitty Day: World Toilet Day World Toilet Day: Give A Shit In each of these posts I have talked about the importance of sanitation in health and the prevention of infectious […]
- IEC in Public Health: What can Public Health Learn from Steve Jobs?
- Protected: RAT-PISS: Social Exclusion and HIV/AIDS in India
- Protected: RAT-PISS: Newer Vaccines
- Anti-Bloomberg Bill in the Soda Wars: Two Wrongs do not Make a Right!
- New York Soda Rule: Raising the Debate on Paternalism in Public Health
First up, I cannot believe the numbers! This is awe-inspiring. I read the abstract three times in order to convince myself that I was not seeing things. More than the results of the study itself what intrigues me no ends is how the researchers got the participants to open up about screwing with Billy. Billy […]
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Right at the outset, I shall admit that this is a topic that is a little beyond my “safety net” of knowledge and hence, I may be slightly off-target with some of the assertions. I am reaching out a bit with this topic, but I have tried to do adequate reading up on this matter. […]
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From Aaron’s last blog post: Thus Master Wayne is left without solutions. Out of options, it’s no wonder the series ends with his staged suicide. A year younger to me, and yet, he’s achieved ore than I could imagine achieving in my whole life, and at the untimely age of 26 years, he has gone […]
Merry Christmas, dear readers. Unfortunately, this season of festivities, which has turned secular in India and is celebrated by Christians and non-Christians (like me) alike, has been jarred by a series of unfortunate events, one of which is an exhibition of insipid, uninspiring leadership by the world’s largest democracy. I am not a political person. […]
With an innovative move to have open peer review of submissions to the IJMI on the G+ community (closed and available only to the members of the group, who are invited by the Moderator/Editor of the Group), they have broken new ground. Now open peer review is nothing new. The BMJ has, amongst many other […]
This is a new series of posts in which I intend to de-mystify some concepts that are largely confusing (to me) and try to come up with some simple, sticks-to-memory explanation for the same. I may make mistakes in unearthing these concepts since I a myself learning more about these, so do be kind in […]
In an announcement in the Official Google Enterprise Blog, it was revealed that the Google Apps free version is no no longer available. While I always thought that this was a possibility, I never really thought that Google would kill the whole program! I use Google apps for a number of domains, like, http://pranab.in, http://scepticemia.com, […]
We have been contemplating the concept of having a Brown Bag session once in two weeks in our department for quite a while now, and we set the ball rolling today with an attendance much healthier than I personally would have foretold. In the US, brown bag sessions are a common affair where, usually, over […]