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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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

When Chris Rumble, an American Hockey player aged all of 22 years was diagnosed with Leukemia, he was, understandably crushed. But, he brought together the Hemato-Oncology floor of the Seattle Children’s Hospital together for a fantastic remake of the fantastic Kelly Clarkson number, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It has already gone viral, hitting half a million views by the time I reached … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

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Lost for Words!

Fair warning: this is going to be one of those posts which makes my readers (yes, you three, I am talking to you) wonder why I choose to keep up the pretense of calling this a medical blog! Kaise batayein,            Kyun tujhko chahe              Yaara batha na paayeinBaatein dil o ki            Dekho jo baki              Aake tujhe samjhaeinTu jaane naaaaa         Tu jaane na aaaa.. Now hear the … Continue reading Lost for Words!

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Death by Youtube: First Bieber Fever, and now the Black Plague!

OK. Maybe its not that bad, but the puns that can be made are just mind numbingly numerous! I must say I am no great fan of music lyrics (be it Bollywood, Hollywood, Indie artists, whatever) going round nowadays but even by my low standards of expectations, the lyrics of the following song has shocked me:   If you clicked to see the video, you … Continue reading Death by Youtube: First Bieber Fever, and now the Black Plague!

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