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Why Scientists Need to Embrace Crowdfunding

Abhinav Sharma | Posted 11.19.2015 | 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 07.20.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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. ...

Changing the Future in 1,000 Days

David Beckmann | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

We have never been closer to freeing the world from hunger and malnutrition. To back down now would be to deny the future.

Checking in on the Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Victoria Quinn

What more do we need to do to make the elimination of child undernutrition an urgent goal not just for child survival but also for national economic development?

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 6: Culture, Power, and Responsibility

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If you know it's important to control your weight and attend to your health, but almost everything in your environment and your culture conspires against such efforts -- how responsible are you, personally?

The Ephemeral Fugitives of Global Health Research

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

This week I went to the launch of a brand new journal, Global Health: Science and Practice. Funded by USAID, and supported by Johns Hopkins School of ...

Trends in HIV Financing: More, Better and (Eventually) Less

David J. Olson | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
David J. Olson

The "End of AIDS" is not yet here. But, for the first time, we can see it on the horizon.

The Countries That Work Out The Most (And Least)

Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living

As HuffPost reported Tuesday, The Lancet recently released a series of reports on the state of physical activity -- or, more accurately, inactivity --...

A New (Old) Prevention for Preterm Birth

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

The consequences of preterm birth are an enormous burden of lifelong disability the world over, and we need another tool in our kit besides progesterone.

Why Does Donald Trump Think Vaccines Cause Autism?

Noah Gray | Posted 06.13.2012 | Science
Noah Gray

Why would Mr. Trump do this? Why would he carelessly extend a wildly unpopular theory amongst researchers to a public that may not be aware of the actual science and decade-plus amount of work that have gone into discrediting the link between vaccines and autism?

Breaking the Silence Around Stillbirths

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Stillbirth is a devastating occurrence for families. Oftentimes mothers must suffer through this tragedy alone, facing blame, isolation and pressure to become pregnant again soon.

Any Gauze in Gaza? Supply Shortages Add to Medical Misery Inside Strip

Jan McGirk | Posted 06.15.2011 | Impact
Jan McGirk

The Gaza strip must cope with a drug shortage, even though Israeli and Egyptian officials talk about easing the blockade that has left this crowded enclave effectively isolated since July 2007.