The Haitian earthquake resulted in an outpouring of international rescue and relief. (1) South Africa’s response consisted of the deployment of two non-government organisations (NGOs) working separately with minimal contact. This article describes the fragmented response and some of the problems experienced while in Haiti. More importantly, it argues the need to establish a unified […]
Thou shalt be visited by the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquakes and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire (Isaiah 29:6). On the basis of the opening quote, Isaiah could be considered one of the first disaster epidemiologists. “Disaster” comes from the Latin word astrum, which means […]
INTRODUCTION Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia (NHB), one of the most common problems pediatricians encounter in their clinical practice, remains a topic of interest and debate (1,2).
Objectives 1) To review actual patient experience with breast cancer. 2) To review modalities of the treatment regimen. 3) To discuss options that may improve perceived patient care.
BACKGROUND The National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy became effective in April 2008 and was signed into law in March 2009 . Following the example of funding agencies throughout North America and Europe–such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Wellcome Trust–the NIH public access policy requires that the results of […]
Choroidal neovascularisation is a potentially visually devastating element of various forms of eye pathology. Recent research has focused on neurovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as a cause. AMD can be classified as being exudative (wet) or atrophic (dry). Wet AMD is characterised by a pathological process in which new blood vessels develop in the choroids, […]
Insulin resistance is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). These abnormalities have been aggravated because of imbalanced and excess nutrition in developed countries, and rapid nutritional and lifestyle transition occurring in developing countries. This review presents evidence linking dietary nutrients with insulin resistance and its metabolic correlates, and also describes […]