Author Archives: Suchita Shah

Malaria in the Little Novels of Sicily, and why we need literature in medicine

“And you feel you could touch it with your hand – as if it smoked up from the fat earth, there, everywhere, round about the Read More

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“Obesity Is Not the New Tobacco” 

Obesity Is Not the New Tobacco | Kapil Khatter. This interesting Huffington Post article by family physician Kapil Khatter highlights that the scourge of tobacco has by Read More

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Is a sanitary pad enough?

In a timely lead-up to International Women’s Day on Saturday, this almost incredible story, about an uneducated South Indian man inventing a low-cost technology to make sanitary pads more widely available to rural women, has been doing the social media rounds.

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CVS to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products | Society | The Guardian

CVS to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products | Society | The Guardian. This topic has been surfing the airwaves over the last couple Read More

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Curiouser and curiouser: why are Massachusetts pharmacies selling tobacco?

In the wake of the recently published 50th U.S. Surgeon General’s report on Smoking and Health, and in the spirit of Lewis Carroll, whose birthday it Read More

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#HIV and health in the Navajo Nation: why historical trauma matters

The dry New Mexico wind whips up a dust cloud in the distance. Alone on a highway that stretches for miles through expanses of arid Read More

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