Farooq Khan

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3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem …

Malaria

The pros and cons of social media in global health

International lead poisoning prevention week of action

<b>From 22 to 28 October 2017</b> the international lead poisoning prevention week of action will take place, with a particular focus on eliminating lead …

Local people 'need access to technology to survive disasters'

Lack of access to information and technology has a major bearing on people's ability to prepare for, survive and recover from disasters, according to the 2013 world disasters report.<p>While new technologies greatly enhance the ability of disaster-affected communities to help themselves, the report, …

Six myths about vaccination – and why they're wrong

Recently released government figures show levels of childhood vaccination have fallen to dangerously low levels in some areas of Australia, resulting …

Public Health

(Don't) Mind The Gap

(Don't) Mind The Gap<p><b>The Gist</b>: Despite our best intentions and with regard to the combined literature, research, and clinical experience, we practice …

Introducing Open, Post-Publication, Expert Peer Review on ALiEM

Today, we are busting open the concept of peer review for publications on blogs!<p>The peer review process has been criticized for its flaws, but is …

Social media’s politics of circulation have profound implications for how academic knowledge is discovered and produced.

<i>As social media and other new forms of media emerge as influential ways to communicate academic knowledge,</i> <b>David Beer</b> <i>argues academics may need to pay</i> …

Buying Twitter Followers: The (Cheap) Price of Friendship

We all know social media is a hugely valuable element of online marketing when it comes to building a customer base, search engine rankings, and …

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Open Educational Resources

The Internet has not only facilitated connectivity between people, but it has also helped us to connect with educational material quite different …

Doctor found not criminally responsible of killing his kids returning to court

Successive waves of grief have already come crashing down on Isabelle Gaston and, this week, she is bracing for another impending calvary.<p>The Quebec mother lost her two young children who were stabbed to death by their father, the cardiologist Gaston was married to.<p>After those 2009 slayings, each …

Sanity, madness and responsibility

It was cold and snowing the morning that 46-year-old Richard Kachkar, in bare feet and coatless, jumped into an idling truck with a snowplow attached and rampaged down a city street toward a police officer, Sergeant Ryan Russell. He did not swerve or slow down; he killed him. When paramedics came, …

The Healthcare Hashtag Project

Healthcare Hashtag Project<p>Healthcare Hashtag Project, a free open platform for patients, caregivers, advocates, doctors and other providers that …

I'm Coming Out... as Pro-Vaccine

I know. Some mom coming out in favor of vaccines shouldn't be breaking news. There's nothing edgy about siding with most parents, nearly all the world's governments and the vast majority of medical researchers and practitioners. But more of us need to do it.<p>When I see debates about vaccines online …