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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Ramifications of poor medical education and screening in minority populations: an extensive acral melanoma

By Manasi Jiwrajka Ramifications of poor medical education and screening in minority populations: an extensive acral melanoma reports a case of a Samoan man with acral melanoma and explores the precipitating factors leading to the progression of a condition that may otherwise have been screened for and treated at a much earlier stage. This case is […]

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Maternal mortality in the developing world – what circumstances lead to the death of this young woman?

By Midhun Mohan – Student Editor Read this case about a 25-year-old anaemic woman who died from a massive atonic postpartum haemorrhage How and why did this happen? The case report states that on a national scale a culmination of three factors are responsible for the state of healthcare in India, especially in regard to […]

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Acquired savant syndrome

Following a head injury whilst skiing an anonymous US lady now complains of remembering too much. “I could remember everywhere, like flicking through the pages of a book. Every place I had ever been, but specifically the buildings.“ http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/acquired-savant-sydnrome The lady goes on to say that her neurologist is considering writing up her case. I wonder […]

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