Following up from the end of last year, I thought it would be fun to predict what I think the next 12 months will have in store for us. So lets get to it! 1.
The Affordable Care Act was a landmark piece of legislation for the United States. While most other G-20 countries already have some form of universal healthcare (either through a single payer system, or mandatory insurance
About two weeks ago, the Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids, launched their new ad campaign. For those who aren’t from Canada, SickKids is based in Toronto, Ontario, is the second largest children’s
5th Canadian Obesity Summit: Call for Abstracts & Workshop Proposals Now Open; Deadline October 24th
Ed note: The below is an announcement from the Canadian Obesity Network. 5th Canadian Obesity Summit Banff, Alberta, Canada April 25 to 29, 2017 Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Obesity Network, showcase
This blog by Jason Silverstein has been reposted in light of developments as reported in the New York Times on August 17, 2016: For the first time since a cholera epidemic believed to be imported by
Editor’s Note: PLOSBLOGS invited independent science journalist Beth Skwarecki to assess and contextualize the controversy which errupted in the US surrounding last month’s release of Vaxxed, a documentary film made by and about anti-vaccine proponent and discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield.
The Marlboro Man is one of the most iconic advertising images from the 20th century. The cowboy, depicted in some rustic setting, was single-handedly responsible for turning Marlboro’s annual sales from $5 billion a year to over $20
I imagine most of my readers have never heard of Dauphin, Manitoba. A small, farming community in Canada, Dauphin is a town that was part of an experiment back in the 1970s. The “mincome” project
Three weeks ago, I published a piece on the Zika virus, and how it is transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes. Well, since then, there have been some new breakthroughs in the Zika virus, and as
The more I read up on a topic, the more complicated it ends up being. As you start trying to unravel the ball of yarn, every thread leads to three more, and each of those