Tag Archives: Dr Margaret Chan

What’s on the horizon if ‘superbugs’ bring ‘an end to modern medicine’?

Routine operations taken for granted for decades could end up killing us. This stark scenario is not the stuff of a science fiction bestseller but a grim warning from some of the country’s top doctors. Writing in the latest issue of The Lancet, they predict the reversal of the past century’s medical gains by a new breed of […]

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Is the end of the world (medically) nigh?

The original doom and gloom merchants touting a coming apocalypse were religious seers. Nowadays, though, faith-based threats of calamity tend to be greeted with a flood of sassy Tweets, rather than waves of panic. “I used to have a job carrying those “End of the world” signs but I got fed up working the nigh […]

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Could the mind play a bigger role in healthcare?

My recent blog Could the mind play a bigger role in healthcare? – posted by British newspaper The Independent received tens of thousands of hits, over 700 Facebook “Likes” and multiple Tweets.  Here is an excerpt from the article. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it,” she told the meeting. Anyone […]

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