Podcast 4b: Interview with Wahid Pabani, Rural Doc Extraordinaire

A little bit of a detour before posting our next podcast; A dear colleague of ours, Dr. Wahid Pabani, drops by to discuss his love of rural medicine and hamburgers. Apologies for the choppy audio. Please go to our member’s area to access the podcast Posted on 12/06/2015 by Dr. Dimitre  

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Teixobactin: An antibiotic that kills pathogens without any detectable resistance

  Researchers in the US discovered a new antibiotic that inhibits wall synthesis. This makes it unlikely that bacteria will develop resistance which is great news. However it only works on Gram positives. Gram negatives, such as E. Coli, have an extra layer of protection making them less susceptible to Teixobactin . This is reassuring…

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Episode 4: Scarlet Fever and Atopic Dermatitis

On this month’s podcast, Dr. Dimitre tackles scarlet fever and Dr. Kevin wins the father of the year award while laying out his battle plan against Atopic Dermatitis. Please go to our member’s area to access the podcast Posted on 28/05/2015 by Dr. Dimitre

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The effects of wireless devices on health are still being assesed

An interesting story published in the Globe and Mail this week regarding the unknown effects of wireless devices on our health: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/experts-urge-cautious-use-of-wireless-devices-as-health-effects-reassessed/article24374381/ A good reminder to put your phone on airplane mode and turn off your router when you are sleeping. Just in case!   Posted on 13/05/2015 by Dr. Dimitre

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Another study shows no association between MMR vaccine and Autism

As an addendum to this week’s podcast, a recent study published by JAMA looked at associations between autism and the MMR vaccine in almost 100 000 children over a 5 year period. They found no link between Autism and receipt of the MMR vaccine. Of course, as discussed on the podcast, this will probably not…

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