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In Emergencies, We Shouldn't Only Be Saving the Children

(2) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Older people are being left out in the cold, according to commentators this week, neglected by grown-up children, by employers, by a cult of youth which regards anyone over 60 as past their sell-by date. At the same time, we recoil in horror at the slaughter of innocent young lives...

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What Uniting to Combat Tropical Diseases Will Really Require

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Performing a spinal tap under field conditions is nerve-wracking. Sticking a needle into someone's spine to extract spinal fluid is painful and risky and that's just the doctor's perspective. But it's also something that our doctors have to do every day as part of routine tests for advanced stage sleeping...

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