cy4t2y2ud4m Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am not one for spending too much time on signing up for blog directories and what not, but of late, I have felt that I […]
Earlier this year, in May, the Tamil Nadu Medical Council took an unprecedented step, and sent notices to 100 doctors asking them to remove their names from online medical directories, indicating that […]
What happens when the President of the United States of America decides to publish a peer-reviewed commentary in one of the most respected medical journals of the nation? It goes viral, of […]
An herbal drug, developed jointly by the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), branded as BGR-34, has been commercialized by Delhi-based Aimil Pharmaceuticals […]
In the first half of June this year, doctors at a teaching hospital in Maharashtra became part of medical lore in India as they were involved with the first documented case of Harlequin […]
I always rather enjoy the narrative perspectives that the NEJM publishes every week, and some of those hit very close to my heart. The Doctor’s New Dilemma talks of how Modern Medicine today […]
The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH) has come up with an ambitious framework (1) and an editorial comment accompanying it (2) in the recent issue of the journal. The Editorial […]
I have recently started working for the Roadmap to Control Zoonoses in India Initiative at the Public Health Foundation of India. As a part of the research capacity building aspect of the […]
The state of Tamil Nadu has witnessed the worst and most relentless rainstorm in a 100 years that started in November, 2015. More than 10 lakhs people are estimated to be affected […]
Polymyxins are a group of bacterial origin cyclic polypeptides with antibacterial properties. It was isolated by a Japanese researcher in 1949 from a jar of fermenting bacteria. Colistin, also known as Polymyxin […]
I recently went to South Africa to speak at a workshop on research prioritization for zoonotic disease prevention and control (more details on it here: this site is largely “under construction” and […]
Although Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kalazar) has been on the decline in Nepal, this year, along with the coming of the monsoon, there has been a spike in the number of cases of Kalazar, […]
Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever caused by tick borne virus, Nairovirus, belonging to the family Bunyaviridae, has been established as an endemic disease in parts of Gujarat, with […]
Tularemia, a disease caused in animals and human beings by the bacteria, Francisella tularensis, can be acquired by man in many ways. The CDC outlines the following routes of transmission of tularemia […]
According to the news report of Focus-Fen, a man died of Anthrax in a Bulgarian village called Mlada Gvardiya in the coastal district of Varna, sparking off a large scale disinfection. The […]
Louisiana has confirmed the first cases of West Nile Virus this year. Out of the three confirmed cases, two were of the neuroinvasive type, which is the more severe manifestation of the […]
So in the past couple of days I have been reading a lot about a “reputed” Daily having spouted a venomous piece about how patients should protect themselves against sexual abuse by […]
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH), in a media release, has reported that there is a suspected case of tick-borne encephalitis under investigation at their facilities. Tick borne encephalitis is a rare […]
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative website has revealed that this year there has been a sharp rise in the number of cVDPV associated cases, which have been traced back to another case […]
A case of Zika virus infection, caused by a virus which is a member of the flaviviridae family, has been reported from Brazil, making it the first reported case of Zika virus […]
A Response to Anandabazar’s Indictment of Doctors-in-Training: Attitude vs Aptitude or Students vs System
So, I have been meaning to blog for a while now, but as all my online blog-ey friends know, I have been suffering from a massive attack of Bloggers’ Block. However, I […]
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I received a wonderful gift yesterday, one that has had me hooked ever since. I hope to write more details on the surprise party where I got the gift in an upcoming post, […]
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I am on a reading project this year, where I try and attempt to read fifty books in the course of the year (more details here) and although I am slightly late […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for Scepticemia.
A few words trying to honor the memories of Shri Ram Kumar Upadhyay and Shri Arun Kumar Das, two of my high school teachers.
I received an email last week from the organisers of an event which seems very interesting. A volunteerism opportunity abroad for US Medical students and professionals, this seems like a good way for […]
Photoblogging a stroll through the picturesque Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi.
If you are not aware of Prof. John Ioannidis and his work, well, you must have been living buried under the proverbial rock (also known as AIPG/AIIMS papers). He is what people […]