IEC in Public Health: What can Public Health Learn from Steve Jobs?

I was watching some cool advertisements of an online portal and was wondering that why the public health messages that went out were so boring and hackneyed, poorly designed and “turn off”-ish! In an era where advertising is a buzzword and online or offline marketing is bringing the consumer and provider closer together, it is a sad affair that public health affairs have stayed out of … Continue reading IEC in Public Health: What can Public Health Learn from Steve Jobs?

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Exhibitionism in Medical Education: The Brindley Lecture – Heralding A Sexual Revolution

The first boom in treatment for male erectile dysfunction came in the 1920s and 1930 when the Russian-origin French surgeon Serge Abramovitch Voronoff started to prescribe surgical implantation of monkey testicles in the human scrotum to augment sexual prowess. This gained quite a bit of fan following for a couple of decades and brough Voronoff a lot of fame, acclaim, and of course, money. Now … Continue reading Exhibitionism in Medical Education: The Brindley Lecture – Heralding A Sexual Revolution

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Viva la Evidence: EBM + ColdPlay

James McCormack is a Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and is passionate about music and evidence based medicine. In a unique endeavor that reminds me of the incomparable ZDoggMD, he has brought together these two passions in a synergistic manner. He has started making videos to promote the concepts of EBM amongst the common man, … Continue reading Viva la Evidence: EBM + ColdPlay

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National Doctors’ Day & The Perils of Being an Indian (Junior) Doctor

“There is no greater reward in our profession than the knowledge that God has entrusted us with the physical care of His people. The Almighty has reserved for Himself the power to create life, but He has assigned to a few of us the responsibility of keeping in good repair the bodies in which this life is sustained.” – Dr. Elmer Hess On March 30, … Continue reading National Doctors’ Day & The Perils of Being an Indian (Junior) Doctor

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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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