24th March – World Tuberculosis day 2019

Tuberculosis is a condition that many presume to be eradicated in most of Europe, but the truth is that infection is still possible anywhere. In fact, The Daily Telegraph reported London as the “TB capital of Europe”…which makes today even more important. Every year on the 24th March we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, with … Continue reading 24th March – World Tuberculosis day 2019

Talking to… Giancarlo Moscol

Dr. Giancarlo Moscol, from The Woodlands, TX, has been a medical oncologist for the past nine years. He grew up in Peru, where his uncle, who was also a doctor, motivated him to embark into his legacy of compassionate care to others by entering medical school and becoming an oncologist. He was drawn to oncology … Continue reading Talking to… Giancarlo Moscol

Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 25th February – 3rd March

As we near to the end of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, its importance does not diminish any further. In fact, we should remember that this awareness week is but a reminder for society to start seeing and treating eating disorders as public health concerns, rejecting stigmas and encouraging people to get screened and seek help … Continue reading Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 25th February – 3rd March

Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 25th February – 3rd March

The week of February 25th to the 3rd March marks an important time within our calendars, for a reason that some may not initially be aware. It is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the pivotal international event for raising awareness and understanding of eating disorders, whilst challenging stereotypes and stigmas surrounding the illness. The seven day … Continue reading Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 25th February – 3rd March

Fertility rates & population replacement

Fertility and birthrates are among the most closely monitored indicators of a country’s economic health. A record high of 83 countries report below-replacement level fertility rates. When the population is too low, economies contract, and lead to a shrinking labour force and a substantial increase in the proportion of elderly. The rise of this dependent older population … Continue reading Fertility rates & population replacement

Tassi di fertilità e ricambio della popolazione

Il tasso di fertilità e il tasso di natalità sono tra gli indicatori più strettamente monitorati nella analisi della salute economica di un paese. Al momento, un livello record di 83 paesi riporta tassi di fertilità a livelli inferiori al tasso di ricambio della popolazione. Quando la popolazione è troppo bassa, le economie si contraggono … Continue reading Tassi di fertilità e ricambio della popolazione

Fertility rates & population replacement

Fertility and birthrates are among the most closely monitored indicators of a country’s economic health. A record high of 83 countries report below-replacement level fertility rates. When the population is too low, economies contract, and lead to a shrinking labour force and a substantial increase in the proportion of elderly. The rise of this dependent older population … Continue reading Fertility rates & population replacement

Palliative care and decision making

Physicians serve a unique role in society, regularly dealing with matters of life and death, with their main objective being to save lives. But when it comes to a patient becoming palliative, should a doctors mission to save someone’s life change?In separate cases in Canada and the UK, doctors unilaterally imposed DNR orders without the … Continue reading Palliative care and decision making

Meet Antonio

Antonio is a 49 years young resident of New York City, living with type 2 diabetes. He was diagnosed a little over three years ago after a routine check-up with his primary care physician. While Antonio wasn’t expecting the diagnosis, it wasn’t a complete shock either, as he had lost his mother to diabetes. He … Continue reading Meet Antonio

Effect of Violence on Healthcare

Deliberate, calculated attacks on healthcare facilities have become a routine weapon of war. These assaults kill both patients and health workers, and they devastate already vulnerable health systems. Not to mention they violate the Geneva Conventions. In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in … Continue reading Effect of Violence on Healthcare