Telehealth Will Change the Healthcare Industry in the US

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 everything. What’s one of the most important things for a human being? Their health and well-being. This, sadly, means that those in charge of Big Pharma and the healthcare industries can charge an … Continue reading Telehealth Will Change the Healthcare Industry in the US

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#DTMH Strategies: An Introduction to the Test

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. Continue reading #DTMH Strategies: An Introduction to the Test

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Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Kerala: May 2018 – May 2019

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. Continue reading Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Kerala: May 2018 – May 2019

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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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Mapping Infectious Diseases Using Crowdsourced Data Collected With Open-Source Tools

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. Continue reading Mapping Infectious Diseases Using Crowdsourced Data Collected With Open-Source Tools

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