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If You Love Someone With Autism, Don't Vote For Trump

Hannah Brown | Posted 11.07.2016 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Don't give an ignorant bully the power to make decisions about our children and their futures.

The Autism Breakthrough Has Brought Hope To Millions -- But Big Challenges Remain

Lord Darzi | Posted 11.03.2016 | Science
Lord Darzi

Autism is a condition that exerts a grip on the public imagination like no other. In the social world in which we live, the capacity to read situations and respond appropriately is crucial to successful human interaction. People with autism struggle to acquire this skill.

On World Anesthesia Day, It's Time to Wake Up to a Critical Medical Breakthrough

Adam Lewis | Posted 10.17.2016 | Impact
Adam Lewis

Looking back on a long and storied history of medical breakthroughs, we're inclined to remember the discoveries that take the form of lifesaving solutions: penicillin, the polio vaccine, radiotherapy, antiretroviral drugs.

A Turning Point For Children? Or More Talk?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The economic impacts go far beyond the individual and family, for low and middle-income countries, the lost economic opportunity of continuing to allow millions of children to suffer from stunting, inadequate stimulation and care could be as much as twice what these countries spend nationally on health.

This American Wants The UN To Pay More Attention To Race Problems In The US

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Dulcie Leimbach

As reported globally and partly captured on video in July, the capital of Louisiana suffered the shooting deaths of three police officers and the death of a man selling CDs all within two weeks. Both episodes and other killings last month of black men and police officers jolted the US into a deep examination of how violent race relations had become in the country.

The Year in Autism

Hannah Brown | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Hannah Brown

As I take a little time out now as World Autism Awareness Day rolls around again and look back at the year in autism, both around the world and in my own home, I'm trying not worry.

Leading Medical Experts Call for Drug Policy Overhaul, Including Decriminalizing Drugs and Exploring Legal Regulation

Julie Netherland | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Julie Netherland

The Commission's report is a definitive and devastating indictment on global drug policies. So given the disastrous policies of the past, what should we do? The Commission's solution is quite simple -- implement evidence-based policies and interventions.

The Tricky Subject of Breastfeeding -- Why We Do It and What We Need!

Julia Wiklander | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Julia Wiklander

Despite the strong evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding (see below) and WHO's recommendations to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months and continue for the first 2 years, women around the world do not have the support they need to breastfeed.

The Majority of Stillbirths Occur in Africa But How Does A Mother Deal With The Loss?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 01.23.2016 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Nigeria suffers a rate of almost 43 stillbirths per 1000 births, whereas Iceland has a rate of only 1.3 per 1000 births. How can Nigeria simultaneously reduce its stillbirth rate and ensure that the 43 mothers per 1000 births are supported?

World AIDS Day Religious Challenges

Katherine Marshall | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The 34-year history of AIDS as a known disease offers a parable about intersections between faith and behavior, admonition and care, and ideals in the face of realities. It highlights in immensely practical ways how religion and public health policy are intertwined.

Why Scientists Need to Embrace Crowdfunding

Abhinav Sharma | Posted 11.19.2016 | Science
Abhinav Sharma

From the junior physician attempting to start a pilot study to the seasoned researcher in the final years of an academic grant, the harsh reality of m...

Zeal, Veal and Veganism

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When my vegan friends and colleagues say that a vegan diet is categorically the best for human health, it is an excess of zeal. We simply do not have ...

Tackling Climate Change Could Be the 21st Century's Greatest Health Opportunity, Medical Journal Report Says

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Swift action on climate -- a fast transition from fossil fuels to clean energy -- will save our country (and the world) so much money on healthcare that the transition would easily pay for itself and then some.

Dear Colleagues: We SUCK!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I'm not saying we are wrong. In fact, we may all be right, about everything. But we are all right about disparate and seemingly-competing bits of the same, whole truth. The result is that nobody can see that whole truth.

Jonathan Cohn

Rand Paul's Vaccine Comments Are Just The Latest Chapter In 136-Year-Old Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

Republicans have learned to dodge questions about climate change by saying, “I’m not a scientist.” When Rand Paul started getting questions abou...

What We Can Learn From Latin America's Experience With Universal Health Coverage

Jeanette Vega Morales | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Jeanette Vega Morales

Lessons from Latin America remind us that transparency, accountability and social participation are key elements of an effective and equitable extension of health coverage. Social participation has been a key component of advances toward UHC in the region.

David vs. Goliath?

White Ribbon Alliance | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
White Ribbon Alliance

We hope that we can all fully recognize and support the hard work by citizen and civil society leaders which is still very much needed to ensure these promises truly make a difference.

The Subtle Wounds of Timor-Leste's Violent Past: Trauma, Diagnoses, and Injustice

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

Repeated bouts of violence in Timor Leste's recent past and a persistent sense of injustice have had a lasting mental health impact, new research shows. Researchers say recovery may require more than therapeutic interventions.

Can a Village Revolution for Mothers and Newborns Go Global?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Fifteen years have passed since a husband and wife team in western India challenged the notion that the deaths of thousands of mothers and millions of babies during pregnancy and childbirth are inevitable in poor and remote communities.

Christy Turlington Burns Says 'C-Sections Save Lives When Performed Appropriately'

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

What do we think of C-sections? We think that every woman should have access to emergency obstetric care, but we also think that physiological birth should be the norm because it is.

Anna Almendrala

How Your Ethnicity Could Affect Your Body Fat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

"Brown fat," a type of fatty tissue that burns sugar and fat instead of storing it, is a hot topic among diabetes and obesity researchers racing to fi...

Latest Research on Tobacco Use and Health Care Cost Has Global Implications

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

High BMI and smoking remain among the top three risk factors that contribute to the highest burden of disease in Western Europe and the U.S., and the research mentioned above highlights this issue and discusses potential solutions, with implications far beyond South Africa.

Iraqi Birth Defects Covered Up?

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
The Center for Constitutional Rights

by Jeena Shah, cooperating attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, which helped to launch the Right to Heal initiative. This week, one of...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Medical Care At 'Breaking Point,' Doctors Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's medical system is at a "breaking point" after years of targeted assaults and deteriorated supply, a group of more than 50 medical pr...

The New Solution That Can Save Millions From 'Hidden Hunger' Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

Experts assert that the international hidden hunger epidemic has not been adequately adressed by policymakers and health care leaders. Until now. ...