Where have all the autopsies gone? A proposal for a centralized autopsy service
Hospital autopsies have declined for several reasons. This began when the Joint Commission of Accreditation abolished in 1971 the requirement for the performance of a minimum percentage of autopsies for accreditation. Other reasons include the indifference of physicians, technological advances in radiology and laboratory methodologies. However, autopsy requirements have been revived due to the emergence of infectious diseases. Off-hospital sites are recommended where autopsies can be performed.
Publication Name: Journal of Community Health
Climate change and human health
Various examples of extreme weather atrocities in different parts of the world, which adversely impact the ecological system, increase infectious diseases and create huge health hazards, are presented. Prevention and control of climate-related ailments can be mainly achieved by stopping the extraction, mining and burning of fossil fuels, and maintaining an efficient weather-forecasting system, which can assist in minimizing casualties and curb the spread of disease.
Publication Name: The New England Journal of Medicine
Heat-waves and heat related illness
The article discusses the effects of global warming, climate change and hot weather on the health of individuals with an alarming increase in heat waves and heat related illnesses.
Publication Name: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association
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