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Tropical Diseases

Zika, Vaccines and Climate Change: Convergence of Right and Left Extremism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Consider two people circumnavigating the globe at the equator from the same starting point but moving in opposite directions; the two points furthest apart converge at the end where the journey began; so too here with anti-science zealotry on left and right: They merge together in a bond of extremism. Nowhere can this circle of delusion be seen better than with the emergence of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause devastating brain damage in newborns.

New Insight on Climate and Work Effort

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.05.2016 | Science
Nigel Barber

Historians and economists point to favorable climate as an advantage enjoyed by Europeans so that these countries developed early, became wealthier, and dominated the globe through innovation, military aggression, and trade.

The World Finally Has Chance To Eliminate These Deadly Diseases

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

By Alex Whiting LONDON, Feb 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is a little known disease but it could make medical history if scient...

Aside From Ebola, 17 Other Tropical Diseases We Should Pay Attention To

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Ebola is just one of many neglected tropical diseases that badly need attention. The World Health Organization in ...

Proof The World Has Long Been Paranoid About Tropical Disease

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts

Tropical diseases have mystified and terrified humans for centuries, inducing cross-continental paranoia at even the thought of a mosquito bite. While...

Donors Commit $240 Million To Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

April 2 (Reuters) - Bill Gates, the World Bank and other donors are stepping up efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases in Africa and other low...

Government Support Is Key to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases

His Excellency John Kufuor | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
His Excellency John Kufuor

Africa is often the focus of the global agenda, yet across the continent millions of people are also suffering from a little known group of infections called neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs. More than one in six people worldwide are infected by NTDs -- and half that burden is here in Africa.

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to ...

32 Cents for AIDS Prevention

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

Schistosomiasis may triple the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. However, the cost of treating this Neglected Tropical Disease is a mere 32 cents per treatment.

Six Degrees of Separation: The Anonymous Other

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edward J. Murray

People who will always be anonymous to us are suffering and in need, ignored and left alone. It is possible to help them.

Transition Topic V: Free Lunch, Climate Change and Human Health

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

Industrial pollution is not our only problem. Lest you believe we are isolated from environmental degradations far off in foreign lands, visit Florida.