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November 28, 2015

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November 28, 2015

NTDs Disproportionately Found in Areas of Poverty in Islamic Nations

Nov. 25, 2015 — The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation is an inter-governmental organization of 57 Muslim-majority countries with a mission to promote human rights and advance science and technology ... read more

Has Syria Painted a Target on Medical Teams Around the World?

Nov. 18, 2015 — Even in war, hospitals have a kind of invisible bubble around them. But in Syria, that bubble has burst dozens of times, says a new report. And that may put medical facilities and workers in other ... read more

Affordable Care Act Architect: What Is Role of Radiology in Transformed Health Care System?

Nov. 11, 2015 — A former White House adviser who helped devise the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will provide advice for radiologists on how to adapt to the new health care environment, including responding to downward ... read more

End 'Stem Cell Tourism,' Experts Urge

Nov. 9, 2015 — The continued marketing and use of experimental stem cell-based interventions inside and outside the United States is problematic and unsustainable, according to a new paper by science policy and ... read more

Links Found Between Hunger and Health

Nov. 3, 2015 — Almost 50 million people in the United States are food insecure -- that is, they lack access to adequate food because of limited money or other resources. Experts examined recent research on food ... read more

Signs Point to Imminent Public Health Workforce Exit

Oct. 28, 2015 — New studies of the public health workforce reveal signs of unprecedented change ahead. Notably, 38 percent of state public health workers plan to leave the public health workforce by 2020, either to ... read more

New Research Shows the Simulated Economic Impact of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak

Oct. 27, 2015 — Simulation models can help prepare for potential foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in livestock, experts say. New research found that adopting an emergency vaccination approach to protect and prepare ... read more

Bangladesh Health Successes Shift Chronic Diseases to Poor

Oct. 20, 2015 — Over the past decades, Bangladesh observed a successful health transition while chronic diseases shifted from the rich to affect, in excess, also poor households. Observations over more than two ... read more

Would You Eat Your Pet Cat?

Oct. 19, 2015 — In most Western cultures cats are simply feline pet companions eager to greet us at the end of the day.  In continents such as Asia and Africa, the social norms surrounding cats are very different; ... read more

Young Latinos Experience Discrimination When Obtaining Health Care, Research Shows

Oct. 15, 2015 — Young Latinos living in rural areas say they face discrimination when they obtain health care services -- a factor that could contribute to disparities in their rates for obtaining medical care and ... read more

UK Welfare Cuts Will Have Negative Impact on Poor Children's Health

Oct. 14, 2015 — Proposed UK government welfare changes have serious implications for child health, suggests a new study. The analysis shows that lone parents and families with children who depend on welfare support ... read more

Health Care, Research Failing to Adapt to US's Growing Multiracial Population

Oct. 13, 2015 — Health care and research are failing to adapt data collection methods to the growing multiracial population in the US, an author suggests in a new ... read more

Farmers' Responses to Crises Key to Informing Effective Food Security Policy

Oct. 13, 2015 — A better understanding of how farmers in developing countries cope in times of stress is needed if funding to support food security is to be used effectively, according to an English ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his ... read more

Schools Are Underprepared for Pandemics, Natural Disasters

Oct. 5, 2015 — Missouri schools are no more prepared to respond to pandemics, natural disasters, and bioterrorism attacks than they were in 2011, according to a new study. Researchers found that on average, schools ... read more

Genetics of Intelligence: Ethics and the Conduct of Trustworthy Research

Sep. 29, 2015 — With the advent of new genomic sequencing technologies, researchers around the world are working to identify genetic variants that help explain differences in intelligence. Can such findings be used ... read more

Discrimination Is Linked With Worse Health Among Transgender Americans, Study Shows

Sep. 29, 2015 — Despite a surge in public attention toward the transgender population, transgender adults continue to face both major and daily discrimination that often directly leads to dangerous health ... read more

Increased Internet Access Led to a Rise in Racial Hate Crimes in the Early 2000s

Sep. 28, 2015 — Broadband availability increased the incidence of racial hate crimes committed by lone-wolf perpetrators in the United States during the period 2001-2008, new research concludes. The addition of a ... read more

Cut Through the Confusion: Asking Questions Can Demystify Research

Sep. 28, 2015 — An expert encourages everyone to learn more about interpreting scientific and medical ... read more

In-Flight Medical Emergencies: What Doctors and Travelers Must Know

Sep. 24, 2015 — A new article offers guidance for both healthcare providers and other travelers about how to handle mid-air medical emergencies. This important advice could save your ... read more

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