When studying or working in the field of pediatrics, the amount of information you need to have memorized is mind-boggling. Yet, the speed of information recall and having the information on hand […]
The 2020 MSF Access wish list outlines six simple, effective, realistic, and very achievable targets. Check them out. Contribute to make them happen… because medicines should not be a luxury.
With the numerous feminine hygiene products available in the market, such as the menstrual cups, tampons, and reusable sanitary pads, the options for women sanitary products has now widened. Today, women are […]
Making the decision to go into rehab is not an easy one. It means admitting that drastic steps need to be taken to resolve dangerous tendencies. The services from harrishousestl.org highlight some […]
For many patients, a long wait at the doctor’s office is just accepted as part of their day. Overworked healthcare professionals, often working insane hours to match up to the patient loads, […]
Injuries to the spinal cord often leave a person without the ability to move or feel sensations. Accidents from vehicle and motorcycle crashes, diving and falling make up a large percentage of […]
Living a healthy lifestyle is very important for longevity. As we age our bodies tend to have different needs from when we were in our 20s or 30s. That is why creating […]
Bad breath can turn anyone into a social pariah. The simple fact is that people don’t want to smell bad breath when they’re trying to talk to you. We’re not talking about […]
Hearing loss and depression are highly connected. In fact, 11 percent of those who suffer from hearing loss also suffer from depression. Many people wonder where this depression comes from. Well, there […]
Indiblogger, the network for Indian blogs and bloggers, has recently shuttered its doors. The automated materials stay on, but the folks behind this labor of love, are gone. This provokes some thoughts on why I blog (or not), what happened to the blogosphere in the fifteen years I have been blogging, and whether I should continue blogging or not. In other words, a personal rant!
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, under Pol Pot’s leadership.
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.
OK. So, I have not blogged twice in such quick succession in a long long time… that can only mean one thing: I am procrastinating on a deadline! Anyway, that apart, a […]
A couple of months back, my institute hosted a group of scientists from the University of Brighton and Emory University, who had come over to explore the possibilities of collaborating on a […]
This past week I have been snowed in under an absolute avalanche of work (both on the personal and professional fronts), so much so that I have not even had enough time […]
After seven years of blogging, and once winning the Indiblogger of the Year award for medical blogs, here I am again, back in reckoning! Although I am not too hopeful considering that […]
The Durga Puja is not just a religious ceremony for Bengalis. To them, it is a cultural extravaganza, a carnival, and a riot of happiness that knows no caste, creed, color, religion […]
A hundred and twenty four years and one day ago, on 11th September, 1893, Swami Vivekananda took to stage at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago and uttered those wonderful words […]
Oliver Sacks is one of the many contemporary physicians who I have looked up to as a source of motivation and inspiration. Much before I read (or watched) Awakenings, I was accidentally […]
I loved collecting stamps when I was a kid! I had three albums chock-full of stamps. But then, life happened, and somehow, I kind of drifted away, and ended up not visiting […]
Sharing this interesting infographic from the GapMedics UK Blog:
I have been wondering about what to do with the blog for a while now. As the title indicates, I have been blogging for almost six and a half years on this […]
The National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) of 2012 provides basic guidelines which need to be further reinforced if India has to enter into an era of truly shared and open data.
Following in the footsteps of California, Maryland has proposed, and passed, the “Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017”, which bans routine antibiotic use in animals. This is a vital legislative measure to […]
In the wake of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts in the NIH and foreign aid, the Chief Medical Officer of Partners in Health, a non-profit co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, writes in to express how vital these funds are for global as well as local well being.
It seems like a legal alternative to the Alexandra Elbakyan’s Sci-Hub enterprise has cropped up, which promises to free paywalled articles and provide legal access to them!
The international political commitment to combat AMR was secured through a high level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September, 2016. Shortly after, the Political Declaration of the high level […]
The WHO has published a list of 12 bacteria for which we need to urgently develop antibiotics as these drug resistant bacteria represent a major threat against human health. This priority list is expected to guide funding agencies incentivize priority research on developing strategies to combat these agents.
The Government of Somalia has launched an Oral Cholera Vaccine campaign with the support of the Global Task force of Cholera Control, Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and WHO.
It is no secret that I was a big fan of Posterous, before Twitter bought it out and shuttered it. I wrote about it on this blog, and tweeted an endless litany […]