When someone has a sudden cardiac arrest, every minute counts. The American Heart Institute guidelines say that for every minute, the chances of a victim surviving decrease by 7 to 10 percent. To help save
Empowering Community Health Workers with Telecommunications Tools: Lessons from the Savar Textile Building Collapse, the Ebola Epidemic, and Everyday Global Health Care Delivery
Ed note: Today we welcome Junaid Nabi and Dr. Rhatigan to the blog. For more about the authors, please see the bottom of this post. In the spring of 2013, on a cloudy morning in
Ed note: Today we welcome Halah Flynn to the blog. For more about Halah, please see the bottom of this post. Black History Month came and went all too quickly — while it gave our
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