A Serious Situation in Serbia
Dear AJOB & bioethics.net Readers,  I am writing to highlight a serious situation facing the academic Prof. Vojin Rakić  (personal website; Institutional website) who is currently undergoing a terrible time with the Serbian government. Vojin aired political disagreements in the public sphere of the government’s handling of the pandemic and, in return, they have been attacking his career, character and defaming his private life and his family too. We, the undersigned, are organising the below open letter to be signed by academics and scientists from around the world to defend Vojin and...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - November 16, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: Featured Posts Politics Source Type: blogs

The Prosecution of Washington ’s Kosovo Clients for War Crimes
Ted Galen CarpenterThe United States and its NATO allies launched a military intervention in 1999 that helped the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) win its secessionist campaign against Serbia.U.S. officials justified that intervention on the grounds that Serbian security forces were committing pervasive war crimes against the Kosovar insurgents.American supporters of the KLA also asserted that the secessionists were staunch Western ‐​style democrats mounting a noble resistance against Slobodan Milosevic ’s corrupt, brutal regime, and that America had a moral obligation to support them.Speaking at a pr...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 26, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Galen Carpenter Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and Fame
Ask anybody on the planet, “What do Tom Hanks, Boris Johnson, and Prince Charles have in common?” and they will instantly shout – “Corona.” Ask these same people, “Who were the three Prime Ministers that died of Coronavirus last month?” Few will respond, “Well…there was Nur Hassan Husein from Somalia, Mahmoud Jabril from Libya and Joachim Yhombi-Opango from Congo – who died (respectively) in London, Cairo, and Paris.” As of May 4, no fewer than eleven movie stars had contracted COVID-19, nine with fatal results. Other victims include retired Commanders of the Turkish and Polish Armies, a well...
Source: GIDEON blog - May 4, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kristina Symes Tags: Cases Events VIPatients Source Type: blogs

Breathtaking: The Future Of Respiratory Care And Pulmonology
Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking. Attacks of breathlessness are too common The diseases which pulmonologists and respiratory care specialists attempt to fight are among the most common conditions in the modern world – and the n...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers AI asthma cancer cancer treatment care COPD diagnostics inhaler lung lung cancer management medical specialty pulmonology respiratory respiratory care Source Type: blogs

Will We Be Born in 2050?
Being born and giving birth is full of pain, blood, and trauma. Many science fiction works, such as Brave New World, Matrix, The Island, or I am Mother imagine being brought to the world without actually being born in a mother’s womb. How far-fetched are these scenarios? Could the appearance of the artificial womb replace human mothers and natural birth in the future? How will we come into this world in 2050? Will we be born? The trauma of being born and giving birth The experience of being born and leaving the nurturing womb of our mother after more or less nine months is painful, bloody, and traumatic. Abrupt sep...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Medical Science Fiction artificial artificial womb baby birth designer baby Health Healthcare Innovation mother sci-fi scifi society technology uterus Source Type: blogs

Sen. Rick Scott ’s Venezuela “Genocide” Hype
In media interviews on April 30, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) accused Venezuela ’s leftist regime of engaging in genocide. It was not merely a slip of the tongue; Scott used that inflammatory term repeatedly—as he hadon previous occasions. Foreign policy hawks have resorted to similar tactics to arouse public opinion and generate support for U.S. military interventions in other conflicts, and Scott appears to havethat objective in mind regarding Venezuela.Nicolas Maduro ’s government is indeed a corrupt, repressive regime that has turned what was once South America’s most prosperous society intoa chamber of socialisti...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Galen Carpenter Source Type: blogs

Aktiia ’s Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor is Accurate for Months
It doesn’t need recalibrating often. The Aktiia optical blood pressure monitor was tested in six healthy volunteers and agreed with a traditional inflating-cuff blood pressure monitor (Omron M6) two months after the initial calibration. The Blood Pressure Monitor was accurate to within 1 ± 7 mmHg, which satisfied the 5±8 mmHg guidelines set by the AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation). Aktiia will reveal the full results of their study at the 41st IEEE International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference in Berlin, Germany at the end of July. They have now initiated a clinical t...
Source: Medgadget - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Ben Ouyang Tags: Cardiology Exclusive Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 011 Tonsillitis and the Bull
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 011 Peer Reviewers: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia and Dr Mark Little, ED physician QLD, Australia. You are working in far North Queensland and encounter a 20 year old Indigenous man with tonsillitis on your ED short stay ward round. He has been receiving IV penicillin and metronidazole overnight but is deteriorating and now cannot open his mouth beyond 1.5cm, and has a swollen neck (some might say ‘Bull neck’). In add...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda McConnell Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine antitoxin bull neck c. diphtheriae c.ulcerans DAT pseudomembrane vaccine Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 011 Tonsillitis and the Bull
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 011 Peer Reviewers: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia and Dr Mark Little, ED physician QLD, Australia. You are working in far North Queensland and encounter a 20 year old Indigenous man with tonsillitis on your ED short stay ward round. He has been receiving IV penicillin and metronidazole overnight but is deteriorating and now cannot open his mouth beyond 1.5cm, and has a swollen neck (some might say ‘Bull neck’). In add...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda McConnell Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine antitoxin bull neck c. diphtheriae c.ulcerans DAT pseudomembrane vaccine Source Type: blogs

Prior Presidents ’ “Travel Bans” Are Different From President Trump’s Ban
President Trump ’stravel ban Proclamation that bans immigration and travel from seven countries (and limits it from an eighth) is based on authority in immigration law that other presidents have used. But all but one of these bans were quite different from President Trump ’s. They banned at most a few thousand—almost always specifically named—individuals based on their personal conduct, not their nationality. In the one exception, not all nationals were banned, and the requirements to end the ban were very clear. Neither of which can be said for the Trump ban.Different in ScaleNo president has attempted to ban as m...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

Jellybean 83 Pre-Hospital Medicine with Gregor Prosen
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog ED people doing house visits? Medical retrieval teams having a cup of tea and taking a detailed social history? Emergency doctors going to someone’s home before they come to the ED and recommending treatment at home? Including End of Life treatment? Sound Crazy? Ever been to Maribor? Slovenia? I spoke with Slovenian Emergency Physician and Pre-Hospital Gregor Prosen at dasSMACC. He talks like an emergency physician. He curses like an emergency physician. Gregor ju...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - November 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Doug Lynch Tags: JellyBean gregor prosen Serbia Source Type: blogs

Guide to the Diversity Visa: Demographics, Criminality, and Terrorism Risk
ConclusionThe diversity visa is a relatively small green card category that has allowed in about a million legal immigrant principals since 1993, or about 5 percent of the total.   As far as we know, immigrants who entered on the diversity visa are responsible for committing one terrorist attack on U.S. soil that murdered eight people.  Foreign-born people from countries that have sent many diversity visa immigrants to the United States have lower incarceration rates than native-born Americans.  Calls to end the diversity visa based on a single deadly terrorist attack are premature. Table 1Diversity Visa Admissions by ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Thelaziasis
The following background data on Thelaziasis are abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com.  Primary references are available from the author. Thelaziasis (“oriental eye worm”) in humans was first reported in China in 1917, and autochthonous cases were initially limited to Asia.  Over 1,000 cases of human infection were estimated for Asia during a 20-year period (2016 publication)  Cases have since been reported in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.  The condition is most common during summer and fall, and involves proximity to dogs.  61% of patients are either elderly adults, or children ages three to six...
Source: GIDEON blog - September 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 201
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 201, courtesy of Dr Hakan Yaman from RFDS. Question 1 What is the rate of severe permanent TBI in the Asterix comics, 0%, 25%, 50% or 90%? http://www.asterix.com/the-collection/albums/asterix-and-the-picts.html + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getEle...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five asterix CRP Death dying Felty's syndrome fingernail GCS head injury hospital Pain pencil RA rheumatoid arthritis TBI Source Type: blogs

Why isn ’ t everyone exfoliating with AHAs? Episode 159
Why isn’t everyone exfoliating with AHAs? Melissa says…I’ve been using an night cream with glycolic acid and I noticed that my skin is actually brighter, clearer, and softer. I’ve been using this product for years and I still love it but I worry that it may be too good to be true. Are there any risks associated with alpha hydroxy acid products? Why aren’t we are using them? Thanks Melissa. Long time fans of the show will remember that I love getting questions about Alpha Hydroxy Acids because it gives me an excuse to retell the story of the marketing director for St. Ives didn’t quite get the ac...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy Schueller Tags: Podcast Source Type: blogs