There are a lot of unfortunate realities about life in capitalist societies, particularly in the United States – one of the main issues being that corporations try to profit off anything and […]
A short introduction to the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene offered by the Royal College of Physicians, London. This is an examination tests the knowledge of physicians who wish to practice medicine effectively in developing countries.
A brief summary of the infectious disease outbreaks reported from the state of Kerala between May 2018 and May 2019 by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program of India. Despite the perception that the Infectious Disease challenge has been adequately met in India, the threat of outbreaks remain.
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 […]
Reflections on a PLOS ONE paper by researchers from Medecins Sans Frontieres, who crowdsourced data using open source tools during the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa to get more accurate and up-to-date disease maps.
Reflections on recent publications criticising the One Health approach for not having enough cross-sectorality.
A short argument for developing appropriate, sensitive, nation-wide surveillance networks to address the problem of under-reporting of cholera.
My reflections on the proceedings of the 3rd meeting of the case management work group of the Global Task Force for Cholera Control, which met in Veyrier du Lac, France, in November, 2018. I spoke about the state of community based management of cholera in India.
Can you suggest ideas for ICMR research (STS) in dermatology? For ICMR-STS, you have to depend on a guide from your medical school. So, it would largely be guided by her/his experience […]
What are the pros and cons of joining as a senior resident (Community Medicine) in All India Institute of Medical Sciences? Which AIIMS are you referring to? There are several now! It […]
In the weird news section of the day, comes this one: child falls sick with lethal salmonella infection after consuming rattlesnake pills. Yeah, you got that right. Someone was feeding a child […]
I received an email update from Google Maps about a brilliant initiative that is going to be of special importance in this season of “unknown” acute febrile illness affecting a large cross-section […]
As expected, the news of rising numbers of leptospirosis cases are trickling in from Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, there have been areas which have experienced over 30 inches […]
In a matter of hours since I wrote about the diagnosis of a child suffering from cholera in the camp for housing the displaced population from Homs, I received yet another ProMED […]
According to a report disseminated by the ProMED mail service, a case of cholera has been detected in a refugee camp housing displaced people from Homs. The translated report reads as below: […]
As the news trickles in about the raging cholera outbreak in Yemen, and an emerging outbreak is being dealt with urgently in North-Eastern Nigeria, we are more frequently being confronted with the […]
From the CDC Webpage on the twelve Manhattan Principles: These “Manhattan Principles” urge world leaders, civil society, the global health community, and institutions of science to holistically approach the prevention of epidemic/epizootic […]
Comparisons of different rotavirus vaccines are difficult to make with a lot of precision because of the differing populations, protocols, attack rates, and study procedures which have been employed to assess the […]
The blueprint of the 2018 US budget has been published and the deep cuts proposed in the foreign aid programs has sent jitters throughout the globe. Will global public health stand to lose as America strives to be Great Again?
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 […]
The NEJM has come out with a very interesting paper: Evaluation of Convalescent Plasma for Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea. The explosive outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa last year had […]
I wrote about the disaster-in-the-making discovery of transmissible resistance to colistin, a last resort antibiotic, when the Lancet Infectious Diseases published a paper based on data coming out from surveillance in China. […]
One of the most discussed, debated and controversial issues in medical research is the p-value. I came across Ronald Fisher’s take on this matter in his work, Statistical Methods for the Research […]
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 […]
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 […]
The FDA has expanded the range of approved uses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) for control of binge-eating disorder in adults. According to the media release from the FDA: In binge-eating disorder, patients […]
According to the Al Arabiya News, four members of a polio vaccination team were killed on February 18, 2015, after being kidnapped from Southwest Pakistan. This issue has been a teething problem, […]
Fake WHO Certificates of Yellow Fever Vaccination in Zimbabwe and Zambia Endangers Global Populations
Here is a great example of how a Governmental Policy and Implementation may impact global health issues! According to the New Zimbabwe report, fake WHO certificates crediting Yellow Fever vaccinations are sold […]
The Orange County Register has reported a strange news piece in which it claims that bread, spiked (knowingly!) with a synthetic cannabinoid (that goes in the market by different names such as […]