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#SaveTheDoctors: Indian Doctors Raise their Voices Demanding Safe Workplaces

An octogenarian gentleman was brought into the emergency room of a government-run hospital, the Nilratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital, colloquially known as NRS, a respected medical teaching institute in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. The gentleman, however, failed to respond to treatment, and unfortunately, expired. The patient’s family was, expectedly, distraught. However, their grief took a vicious expression. Within hours, two truckloads of … Continue reading #SaveTheDoctors: Indian Doctors Raise their Voices Demanding Safe Workplaces

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How to Stay Healthy on a Vegan Diet

Guest Post by Andrea Estrada A vegan diet is becoming more popular every year, so much so that vegan food delivery in Toronto is becoming a great deal more common than it used to be. Indeed, so many people have become vegan in the past decade that it has become a movement that is starting to take on a life of its own, something that … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy on a Vegan Diet

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Witnessing Death: The Charnel House of Choeung Ek, Cambodia

Disclaimer: Contains graphic depictions of death and brutality, unfortunatley, all of which is based on truth. There are pictures and accounts of the genocide perpetrated on the Cambodian people by the despotic rule of the Khmer Rouge, under the administration of the Angkar, with Pol Pot’s at the helm


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“I can work with this.” Thoughts on the satirical comedy “Look who’s back”

My thoughts on how the last few moments of an old film, “Look who’s back” left me quite stirred. The movie is a satire based on a novel by the same name, the premise of which is the aftermath of a cosmic cross-connection due to which Hitler is transmitted to the 2014 world. Continue reading “I can work with this.” Thoughts on the satirical comedy “Look who’s back”

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PLOS NTD Launches New Focus Area on Enteric Infections and Enteric Dysfunction

A recent editorial in PLOS NTDs has declared that the journal will launch a specially focussed section on enteric infections and enteric dysfunction. The editorial emphasizes the importance of working in this area, stressing: There is increasing recognition of the role of the intestine as the critical site where the human host encounters pathogens, initiates the immune response, protects from pathogen invasion, controls nutrient and … Continue reading PLOS NTD Launches New Focus Area on Enteric Infections and Enteric Dysfunction

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AMR Goes Global: Detection of Allochthonous Anthropogenic AMR Genes in High Arctic Regions

This study has been popping up all over the AMR radar for me for the past week; so, when I was stuck in traffic today, I decided to sit down and give the article a read. An interesting read, which does provide insights into the rapid global spread of AMR, this article, however, has been taken way out of context by the headlines of tabloids … Continue reading AMR Goes Global: Detection of Allochthonous Anthropogenic AMR Genes in High Arctic Regions

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Make Money on the Side While You’re in School

Guest Post; may contain affiliate links. Everyone knows that medical students are dirt poor, and I took out loans just like everyone else did. I needed loans to cover tuition as well as living costs. I lived relatively frugally but I also wanted to travel and have a good time. Put simply, available cash wasn’t exactly abundant for me then, and I still found a … Continue reading Make Money on the Side While You’re in School

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