Monthly Archives: August 2019

Why it’s Good News the Suicide Scene from 13 Reasons Why got Deleted


Evidence suggests that the media can influence suicide contagion through sensational and irresponsible reporting. Thus, a published study in BMC Public Health examined how the Canadian media covered the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. In this blog post, the authors discuss their findings in the context of wider research about media and suicide contagion, highlighting why Netflix’s decision to delete the graphic suicide scene was the right move.


Thrivership: a new model to support victims of abuse to move beyond surviving to thriving

How do women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse move on from the trauma? What is the difference between being a victim and a survivor and what does it mean to progress from either of these to thriving? In this blog post, the authors of a new study in BMC Women’s Health provide women’s perspectives on the ‘thrivership’ model and put them in the context of how the public health system can better support these women.


Q&A on Paratuberculosis in livestock: insights to a neglected disease and experts’ recommendations

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A study recently published in BMC Veterinary Research, which surveyed 48 countries around the world, has highlighted the crucial need to secure funding and international support for implementing long-term veterinary control programs against paratuberculosis. I asked Emeritus Professor Richard Whittington, who led and formed the network of international experts, more about the disease, how the survey was carried out and the implications of the survey findings.