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Neglected Topical Diseases

Wiping out Dengue Fever in Haiti -- And Everywhere Else

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruxin

For the first time ever, there's suddenly promising news that we might be able to break dengue fever's hold on humankind --which is especially exciting now, given the disease's prevalence in Haiti.

Mass Drug Administration; Not a Cure, But a Necessary Treatment

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruxin

It's scary to think that Neglected Tropical Diseases can be so easily defeated with a very modest investment, far less than it takes to fight pandemics like AIDS and tuberculosis. Yet they continue to be ignored.

I Can't Afford To Be Sick: Disabled By My Proximity To Porcelain

Kari Stoever | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Stoever

How many times have you said, or heard someone else say, "I can't afford to be sick right now?" It's an overused cliche that deserves a little attention especially with the outbreak of H1N1 in most people's mind and backyards.