More importantly than events in Washington and London, for the first time ever, parliaments in developing countries, where the bulk of pneumonia deaths occur, were active locally on World Pneumonia Day.
As a psychiatrist, it's difficult to see pictures of Casey's face splayed across tabloid pages, to see her life reduced to a handful of unsavory facts, and to know that her death to many, will be mythologized.
As a physician I realize that some may think I'm being blasphemous by taking this position but, I wonder, in some cases not all, why we as patients pay so much money for so little time with our physicians.
Most people don't realize that hypnosis is a naturally occurring state, and that all of us by necessity enter into a level of what I call organic trance at different times of the day. It is necessary for us to conserve energy.
A study surveying presidential elections from 1824 to 1992 suggests that Americans harbor a subtle form of prejudice called 'heightism,' in which short people are seen as inferior to their taller counterparts.
Are the collected nations going to sign on to yet another tour of duty with the War on Drugs? Or will this new Declaration finally shift the focus of international drug policy towards a human rights, public health-based approach?