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SSHM Dr Annette Rid comments on the Lancet on the ethics of experimental interventions in the Ebola outbreak

The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest, most severe and most complex ever recorded for the disease. With a death rate of around 55% and more than 1000 victims thus far, it has been declared a  201 more words


Lancet feature: therapy and 'wanting to be normal'

My Lancet piece about therapy and ‘wanting to be normal’ is finally out. It’s had some lovely comments already and I’m really glad it’s rung some bells for people. 119 more words


A tapestry of Palestinian life: remembering Samar Alhallaq

Jan Chalmers , Iain Chalmers

On July 20, 2014, our friend Samar Alhallaq, who was aged 29 years, her 6-year-old son Kenan, her 4-year-old son Saji, and her 8-month unborn child were killed in Gaza, together with five other members of their wider family. 884 more words

When prevention is not better than cure

Prevention is always better than cure. It sounds like a no-brainer, until you realise disease prevention can contradict that other medical dictum: first do no harm. 425 more words

Health News

911 STROKE CARE: Lancet study confirms need for speed in treatment; a patient speaks out


A study published today in the Lancet sends a pretty clear message to health providers and patients about the need for blazing speed when treating stroke. 2,209 more words

Medicine Matters

Low Back Pain: Paracetamol No Better than Placebo

Low Back Pain: Paracetamol No Better than Placebo

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other common over-the-counter pain medicines, is no better than a placebo when it comes to reducing acute… 103 more words