Global Health Workshop, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia with Dr Seema Biswas, BMJ Case Reports Editor in Chief

By Manasi Jiwrajka In October, 2016, we conducted a Global Health workshop at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. We advertised the event to medical and dental school students, and had an overwhelming interest in the workshop. We had attendees ranging from first year medical students to faculty members at the University of Queensland. Prof […]

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Case Report: An 11-year-old boy with silico-tuberculosis attributable to secondary exposure to sandstone mining in central India

By Midhun Mohan This is a case about an 11-year old who developed silicosis after being exposed to sandstone mining. Stone-mining is a lucrative industry producing billions of dollars in export every year. Despite being highly profitable, the health impacts of the industry are severely under researched. The authors state that: “no preventive measures have […]

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Socioeconomic Privation & Congenital Birth Defects – Cause or Coincidence?

By Kristian Dye This week I’m looking at two very sad cases of stillbirth in Cali, Colombia. When we think of disease caused by social circumstance we often imagine non-communicable diseases or infectious diseases, usually where poor living conditions loom large in the aetiology. When we consider the higher rates of genetic birth defects in […]

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