Chagas Disease: The New Numbers

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Peter Hotez (@PeterHotez), Co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on new WHO estimates of the burden of Chagas disease in Latin America. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released new estimates on the number of people living with … Continue reading »

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South Africa’s quadruple burden of disease

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This week, Pooja Yerramilli returns to explore NCDs and the quadruple burden as barriers to economic and social development with Sandhya Singh – Director of Disease, Disability, and Geriatrics within South Africa’s Department of Health. Three years ago, I found … Continue reading »

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Standing desks in the classroom

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Today’s post is an interview with teacher Adam Aldred, a teacher who has incorporated standing workstations into his classroom.  You can find more on Adam below.  Detailed instructions on how he built his standing desks can be found here. Who … Continue reading »

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Playing It Safe Online: NOVA Cybersecurity Lab Trains You to Carefully Navigate the Web

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With our ever-increasing connectivity and reliance on the internet, cybersecurity is a growing concern. Despite all the cautionary warnings about cyber safety, individuals, companies and government agencies still fall victim to attack. So what does it take to stay safe? … Continue reading »

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Metrics and Impact – Looking Beyond Research Articles

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The PLOS Biology magazine section features perspectives, essays, unsolved mysteries, community pages, and other pieces written by thought-leaders and rising stars from all walks of biology and beyond. These articles put forward new ideas, propose policy changes, highlight initiatives and … Continue reading »

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How does the FDA regulate mobile medical apps?

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Last month, the FDA released new guidance regarding the regulation of mobile medical apps, to replace its earlier version from 2011. Since that time, the amount of health and medical apps on the market has exploded, with the release of … Continue reading »

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Pentimento: Revealing the Women Obscured in Science’s History

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  Sometimes, beneath the surface layer, an artist’s earlier rendition of part of a painting can be glimpsed. Something was replaced, changed shape, or shifted. It’s called pentimento, because the artist changed their mind. This weekend was the intersection between February’s … Continue reading »

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Good to Know: Which Websites Can Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

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Before we go on, you should know there are no sunshine-y quick fixes coming in this post. The kind of websites we’ll be looking at take a lot of effort. And there’s no guarantee the effort will pay off. There … Continue reading »

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How Understanding Psychosis could have been more credible and trustworthy

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As promised, this issue of Mind the Brain explains how the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology ’s Understanding Psychosis could have been much more credible and trustworthy. I point to well-founded skepticism about like-minded, self-selected groups representing single … Continue reading »

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New obesity medication now available in Canada

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The very first Obesity Panacea post was written back in November 2008. The topic of that post was the removal from the European market of an obesity medication that had been previously heralded as a potential panacea (but was never … Continue reading »

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