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.
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 www.fakedrugskill.org that seeks to highlight this issue.
Medscape has just published an interesting slideshow featuring 15 new technologies that could revolutionise modern healthcare:
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:
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…
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:
Really useful article and algorithm about rashes here via foam4gp.com.
Interesting take here on what to tell patients about e-cigarettes: Click here