MRSA Widespread In Community?

By paul | October 31, 2017

Here is an interesting article from The Medical Journal of Australia, with associated podcast, about the changing epidemiology of MRSA, and in particular its shift to community-acquired infections.  

Why Social Media Is So Pervasive

By paul | October 22, 2017

This video shows why social media is so ubiquitous:

Video: Brainstorm – The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Dan Siegel)

By paul | September 24, 2017

Fake Malaria Drugs Killing African Children

By paul | August 30, 2017

I just watched a disturbing TV program called The Traffickers on ABC iView that looked at the illegal pharma trade between China and West Africa (preview below, video 1). Through that episode I found the second video that I have embedded below, produced by that seeks to highlight this issue.

Revolutionary Medical Tecnologies: Medscape Slideshow

By paul | August 19, 2017

Medscape has just published an interesting slideshow featuring 15 new technologies that could revolutionise modern healthcare:  

The Mental Price of Affluence

By paul | August 12, 2017

I just listened to a really interesting podcast on the price of affluence, by a US psychologist who has worked with young people from a range of social backgrounds: Click the image to visit the website and read the transcript:

New report details the harms of lifelong air pollution: Every Breath We Take

By paul | June 23, 2017

A new joint report from the UK’s Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health details the health impacts of air pollution. The report makes several recommendations, including: Put the onus on polluters. Polluters must be required to take responsibility for harming our health. Political leaders at a local, national…

Teaching Clinical Reasoning

By paul | May 11, 2017

Syria: The Weaponisation of Healthcare

By paul | March 25, 2017

Interesting article this week in The Medical Republic about the deliberate targeting of healthcare facilities in Syria. See the infographic below (from The Lancet) from their special Commission on Syria:

How Doctors Think

By paul | May 16, 2015

Rashes Algorithm

By paul | September 18, 2014

Really useful article and algorithm about rashes here via

E-Cigarettes – What To Tell Patients

By paul | July 10, 2014

Interesting take here on what to tell patients about e-cigarettes: Click here