World TB Day: Make Your Own Poster, Show your Support

Well, its not too fab considering I did not put too much thought into which floating head of mine should go into the image, but then again, more than the image, it is the thought that counts. You can make your own World TB Day poster by going to My Stop TB. It is very important for all of us to step forward to beat … Continue reading World TB Day: Make Your Own Poster, Show your Support

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TB or Not TB: World TB Day–No More TB

Today is the World Tuberculosis Day. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Robert Koch made the stunning announcement that he had been able to identify the causative agent for tuberculosis – the Tubercle bacilli. Tuberculosis is a disease that has dogged human beings from the earliest times. It has seen the rise and fall of empires, it has caused the rise and fall of … Continue reading TB or Not TB: World TB Day–No More TB

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TEDx Comes to Kolkata

As a part of a bigger TEDx webcast from Berlin, a TEDx event is being organized in Kolkata, at Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. The program is being supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. TEDx events have been organized in India before, especially in Delhi and Pune, a number of times, but it has only been organized once in Kolkata once before, and was organized … Continue reading TEDx Comes to Kolkata

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Save the Junior Doctors: Primum Non Nocere

It seems like an age old saga of woe and misery. Once again the media and mob seem to have ransacked and attacked on duty junior doctors in Bankura Sammilani Medical College, one of the premier teaching tertiary care hospitals in the state. Although at the outset I must admit that I have heard of this event through some of my colleagues working there and … Continue reading Save the Junior Doctors: Primum Non Nocere

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Thoughts on World Cancer Day: Part II–Spreading the Word

Although I missed writing about this particular day of great public health interest on the day it actually took place, it was good to see the Indian corporates come up with an innovative way to celebrate this event. As I said in a previous post, this day needs more publicity because more and more cancers are becoming preventable now. In what I think is a … Continue reading Thoughts on World Cancer Day: Part II–Spreading the Word

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Mistakes in Medicine: The Brian Goldman TED Talk

This TED Talk has been on my radar for quite some time now, but thanks to my exams and study schedules, I have not been able to get around to going through it. At nearly 20 minutes (plus a lot more if your connection is as slow as mine) it is a bit longer than most of the TED Talks, but it is also a … Continue reading Mistakes in Medicine: The Brian Goldman TED Talk

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Tech Care of Your Health

Well, it took a massively thought provoking article by Vinod Khosla on TechCrunch to jerk me out of my inertia of lethargy with blogging. In his post “Do we need Doctors or Algorithms” VK embarks on a sci-fiesque prediction of a day when doctors will be replaced by automatons delivering care on the basis of pure evidence. As an enthusiast of Evidence Based Medicine, this … Continue reading Tech Care of Your Health

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