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Malaria season by Pedro M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:08am Children at the Nata clinic. Malaria season is now upon us in Nata.  Rainy season is from November to April and the months of March an April are two of the highest for Malaria cases.  We try to encourage the villagers to buy mosquito nets but many cannot afford the cost of $5.  Children under 5 and the elderly are most at risk to die ... Read on »
Haiti Weather Report: Mostly Foggy With Rain Storms Expected by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 12:17pm Imagine all of the Federal buildings in Washington collapsing in less than a minute killing 30-40% of our government workforce, crippling the tax collection system leaving the government no money to pay salaries or overhead. Our government, which seems to barely work at full capacity with gleaming buildings and a gargantuan budget, would come t ... Read on »
What one can bear by Joanne J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Feb 2009 7:49am For the past week I have been assigned to the Pediatric Emergency Unit. This is the ward where children with critical conditions are admitted and stabilized before they are sent to the regular pediatric wards. Most children spend only one or two nights in this ward. There are two rooms and a total of 16 beds. Three nurses cover each shift and ... Read on »
Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation in HIV-Positive Children by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Sep 2010 10:35am Because antiretroviral treatment (ART) fails to improve neurocognitive impairment in children with HIV, a team of researchers  completed a pilot study evaluating the feasibility and cognitive benefit of computerized cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CCRT) in Ugandan children with HIV. A study published in a recent issue of Neuropsychology ex ... Read on »
A Decade after Murder-Suicides, D-Day for “the Agent Orange of our Generation” by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Jun 2012 12:00am By Dan Olmsted 1. On June 11, 2002, a Green Beret named Rigoberto Nieves shot and killed his 28-year-old wife, Teresa, with a single bullet to the head in the bathroom of their home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Then he killed himself. Two days earlier, Nieves, 32, had returned to Fort Bragg, the sprawling Army base nea ... Read on »
The Challenge of Diabetes in Africa by Elizabeth S. Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:04pm Waiting in Line at the Diabetes Clinic (Dar es Salaam) Today, I am introducing David Beran, Project Coordinator for the International Insulin Foundation. David Beran has been the Project Coordinator of the International Insulin Foundation since its establishment in 2002. He is a Swiss national who grew up in Geneva and holds a BS ... Read on »
Weekly Wrap: Mefloquine, Madness, and the Military Massacre by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Jun 2013 12:00am By Dan Olmsted Some of you know that I wandered into the autism world through my reporting on an anti-malaria drug called Lariam that was causing some really hard-core symptoms, such as psychosis, suicide, and even aggressive behavior up to and including homicide. Quite an adverse-events roster, especially given that when ... Read on »
Could 135,000 Laptops Help Solve the Energy Challenge? by US Dept of Agriculture Posted Tue 30 Nov 2010 12:00am Department of Energy Supercomputers to Pursue Breakthroughs in Biofuels, Nuclear Power, Medicine, Climate Change and Fundamental Research Washington, D.C. - U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the largest ever awards of the Department's supercomputing time to 57 innovative research project ... Read on »
Bill Gates on CNN: They Kill Children (Vaccine Safety Advocates) by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 12:00am Do you recall the ending of David Kirby's book Evidence of Harm? "The United States, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, is not exactly the most beloved nations on earth. What if the profitable export of our much vaunted medical technology has led to the poisoning of hundreds of thousands of children? What then? What then indee ... Read on »
What is Bill Maher's Religion? by Adina C. Medical Student Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 5:28pm Larry King interviews Bill Maher, February 14, 2009 KING: From our blog, Chris writes, "Bill, what is your silver bullet for health care?" MAHER: Well, eat right would be a good start. Stop eating that crap in the supermarket. I think most health problems are from lifestyle choices. This is something no politician ever talks about, bec ... Read on »