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  • [Correspondence] The rise of clinical neuroscience in Haiti

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    Jacquelyn Corley1 reports on the rise of neurology in Haiti to illustrate the neuroscientific landscape of an impoverished Caribbean country that is uniquely situated in historical, sociocultural, and geopolitical terms. Haiti's underappreciated neuroepidemiology is aggravated by resource poverty, workforce limitations, and health system fragmentation. Periodic political, economic, and environmental crises have resulted in decades of human capital flight. Each day, Haitian children suffer or die from a hydrocephalus burden that only came to international attention since ...

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  • [Correspondence] The Paris Fire Brigade response to the 2018 Champs-Elysées riots

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    Following the announcement of an increase in fuel taxes in November, 2018, France was hit by a month of rioting on a scale not seen since 2005.1 Although most of the protests by the so-called yellow vests were peaceful, some radical activists joined the demonstrations with the aim of violence and the intention to damage iconic locations such as the ...

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  • [Comment] Offline: Prescriptions for an Age of Apprehension

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    The Lancet was founded (in 1823) at a strange historical moment. Among progressive politicians and intellectuals, there was acute disappointment that the Enlightenment had seemingly delivered only grinding destitution, workhouses for the poor, and crowded debtors' prisons. But, paradoxically, there was optimism too—a growing movement for social and political reform. A spirit of human sympathy and feeling was emerging. The Romantic movement, exemplified by William Blake's crusade for imaginative redemption from the “heaven of our misery”, was revitalising the hopes of (and for) ...

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  • [World Report] Trudeau signals support for Canadian pharmacare

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes strides towards pharmacare as access to medicines is likely to become a hot topic in the upcoming federal elections. Paul Webster ...

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  • [World Report] India: health workers strike after attack on junior doctor

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    Attacks come as medical bodies across India call for strenghtened legislation to protect health-care workers who are targeted by aggrieved family members. Dinesh C Sharma ...

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  • [Editorial] Gross negligence manslaughter

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    An independent review of gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) and culpable homicide, published on June 6, describes how the conduct of the General Medical Council (GMC) relating to the case of Hadiza Bawa-Garba severely damaged its relationship with the doctors it is supposed to regulate. The review acknowledges several serious concerns about the GMC that emerged from this, and other similar, recent cases. These concerns include an over-representation of black and ethnic minority doctors referred to the GMC and a potential conflict in the responsibilities of the GMC both to ensure doctors are safe to practise and to maintain public confidence in the ...

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  • [Correspondence] Boosting quality diagnostics could give Africa better health

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    We welcome the announcement of the Africa Collaborative Initiative to Advance Diagnostics (AFCAD) by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, as reported by Munyaradzi Makoni.1 However, there is a crucial omission in the list of AFCAD focus areas: pneumonia. Not only is pneumonia the leading infectious cause of mortality across Africa, but it is also the leading cause of all mortality, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease estimates.2 In 2017, pneumonia caused an estimated 695 000 deaths, compared with 543 000 deaths attributable to malaria, 529 000 deaths to HIV/AIDS, and 367 000 deaths to ...

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  • [Editorial] Stonewall: 50 years of fighting for their lives

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    A single image survives of the early morning hours of June 28, 1969. The grainy black and white photograph is a juxtaposition: a macramé vest, eyes wide, the sheen of sweat on young faces, the officers' crisp uniforms, the glint of service cap visors. In front of the mismatched brick arches of the Stonewall Inn, immortalised, a throng pushing against authority and pushing forward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) ...

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  • [Comment] Blockchain in health care: hype, trust, and digital health

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    The promise of digital health care continues to be enthusiastically promoted but has been difficult to realise. Evidence-based practice, along with patient safety assurances, information governance, and certification, does not fit easily with schemes to accelerate innovation. Trust in the efficacy and safety of new models of care, such as that potentially delivered by artificial intelligence (AI), remains uncertain. Blockchain technology might contribute to overcoming these problems by enabling greater openness, transparency, and ...

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  • [World Report] Ebola outbreak not a PHEIC, says WHO

    Posted 2019-06-22 00:00:00 by: The HealthFolk Team

    WHO's expert panel's decision came as a surprise to many global health experts, as some worry insufficient funding threatens the response. John Zarocostas ...

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