The arena now shifts to the International Classification of Diseases 11 which is currently being prepared by the World Health Organization and is due to be published in 2016. The open question is whether ICD 11 will mindlessly repeat the mistakes of DSM-5 or will it correct them?
TB anywhere is TB everywhere. As an airborne disease that can be spread through the simple of act of coughing, our decision makers have an obligation to heed the evidence and ramp up our slowing fight against an ancient disease, before its control spins out of our grasp.
Women have been working to stop these crimes against girls for years. But until men stop providing the client base for child porn and child sex tourism and child brides, nothing will change. And millions more girls will be lost forever.
I can imagine a world where children are not threatened by harmful chemicals in their daily lives, where simple acts of precaution are commonplace, and where our families' health matters more than short-term profits.
The World Health Organization's Director-General recently warned of the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance in the starkest terms. Responding to this challenge, existing antibiotics must be conserved and novel antibiotics developed.
WHO's tweets and Facebook messages had paid off. The salt panic in China dissipated as quickly as it had started. WHO had learned of the problem through social media and had rectified it in the same way.