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Top Global Health Milestones in 2015 (plus an Honorable Mention)

Karl Hofmann | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

As this year closes, it offers an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come and the work yet to be done. Global health gains in the third millenn...

Peter Singer Wants Us to Be More Thoughtful Givers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

Many acts of charity are spontaneous, as you walk by the Salvation Army kettle or past the guy with a cardboard sign standing in the median. Others ar...

Magic: What If It Was Real?

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2016 | Weird News
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Las Vegas is home to many magicians, most of whom are hard core illusionists. But what if, just maybe, sometimes the magic was real? That is exactly what a small eclectic group, comprised mostly of entertainers, set out to explore with unmapped territory.

Fighting for Heroic Moms This Mother's Day

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Rep. Barbara Lee

Support from the U.S. provides mothers with the extra help they need to protect their children and changes millions of lives for the better. Perhaps no issue better illustrates this than the U.S.'s leadership on HIV and AIDS.

Looking at Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in the Field

Jennifer James | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Jennifer James

Voluntary medical male circumcision has made definite inroads in Tanzania through years of initial pilot projects, awareness and education campaigns, and a scale-up of VMMC services provided in health facilities and in mobile units. The approach seems to be working.

Talks on Liberalizing Services: Disaster in the Making

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.27.2014 | World
Louis Belanger

Incredibly, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, it is clear that the TISA seeks to further deregulate financial markets and to make matters worst, with such high stakes for people and our planet, talks are being held behind closed doors.

Ken Jordan on Reality Sandwich 2.0 and Conscious Community

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Zoe Helene

Image (above): Net of Being, by visionary artist Alex Grey Ken Jordan, the cofounder, publisher and editorial director of Reality Sandwich and Evol...

Turning the Tide Against Pneumonia

Her Highness Begum Inaara Aga Khan | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Her Highness Begum Inaara Aga Khan

I had the privilege of meeting people working on the frontlines of the fight against pneumonia last week during a trip to Myanmar. The Princess Inaara Foundation and PSI are working together to bring pneumonia information and care to children and families, particularly in rural areas of the developing world.

Not Second Sight, But First Sight

James Carpenter, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Books
James Carpenter, Ph.D.

My major thesis is that psychic abilities such as ESP -- long considered to occur only in "gifted" individuals or on rare traumatic occasions -- are, in fact, ongoing subconscious processes that continuously influence all of us in making everyday decisions.

Let's Talk More Openly About Safe Sex To Prevent HIV

Debra Messing | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Debra Messing

Connie had three children, but unbeknownst to her, she was HIV-positive. All three children died of AIDS complications because she didn't know her HIV status. After a long and very difficult struggle to regain her health, Connie became a formidable figure in Zambia.

WATCH: Mandy Moore On Prevention For World Malaria Day 2012

Posted 09.14.2012 | Impact

On World Malaria Day 2012, Mandy Moore shares a first-hand account with AOL of her visits to Cameroon, Central African Republic and Sudan, where she ...

U.S. Foreign Health Investments Improve Lives Abroad -- And Here at Home

Mandy Moore | Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

When people are healthy, they can be productive. They work, earn an income, and buy products -- they build their economy. It's simple and logical, but to grow economies, the basic building block of health is necessary.

Cameroon: Send a Net, Save a Life

Mandy Moore | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Mandy Moore

Malaria is responsible for over 40% of deaths in health care facilities across Cameroon. This means that thousands of children -- as well as adults -- in this West African country die each year from an easily preventable disease.

Behind the Sex Worker

Anna Dirksen | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Anna Dirksen

Thandar Oo, 33, has entirely changed the landscape for HIV-positive sex workers in Myanmar and has said numerous times that she will continue to help these women until the day she dies.

The Challenge of Awareness Campaigns: Kenya and Infidelity

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

PlusNews Global reports on the trouble with evaluating the current campaign in Kenya to stamp out infidelity.

ESP: Heresy or Scientific Breakthrough?

Christine Bronstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Bronstein

When a respected psychology professor presents a scientific paper attempting to prove that we somehow know what is going to happen before it does, it releases a hellfire of outrage.

Addressing a Global Killer This World Pneumonia Day

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

Few Americans would guess that pneumonia kills more children than any other disease, but in many developing countries access to effective treatment is limited. So what's being done?

On World Water Week 2010

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

In the time it takes you to read this post, another eight children in developing countries will have died from water-related illnesses. That, I think we can all agree, is no way to start the school year.

President Obama: Bring Back Black

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

It's time to bring back William K. Black and resolute regulators like him. Our proposed "financial reform" bill is a sham, and the health of our society and our economy is at stake.

Making Ripples This World Water Day

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

These days we take safe drinking water for granted. But unsafe water continues to kill -- and the numbers who die have grown to intolerable heights.