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Major Study Paints Picture Of America's Health System -- And It's Not Pretty

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty

  So you assume Americans are the healthiest people in the free world? Not so fast, Charlie. The annual OECD Health at a Glance report for 2015 ...

WHO Revises Guidelines For HIV-Positive Patients

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AID...

17. Million. Lives.

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Many more lives are still at risk. We must seize the momentum, embrace ambition and move faster to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics.

Child Death Rates Cut By Half Worldwide

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -- Children are half as likely to die before their fifth birthday now than they were in 1990, researchers said on...

Not Only Is Good Health for All Achievable -- It's Affordable

Martin McKee | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Martin McKee

First, this is about healthy lives "for all." Not just citizens and not just those with official documents, but everyone, including the thousands of migrants fleeing conflicts or those, like many Roma in Eastern Europe, who officially do not exist.

Film Review: Why Dean Kamen's "Slingshot" Is a Global Humanitarian Necessity

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

There's a new film out on Dean Kamen's latest and greatest invention, "Slingshot." That's the name of both the fascinating documentary by Paul Lazarus and Kamen's latest, life-altering brainstorm.

'Fake Medicines' Pose Huge Risk To Public Health, Officials Warn

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

A collection of journal articles published this week points to poor quality medicine as a "real and present" threat to the fight against ongoing healt...

These Social Innovators Are Transforming The World, And You've Probably Never Even Heard Their Names

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact

A global organization has recognized several philanthropic entrepreneurs in hopes that the honor will benefit their causes around the world. The S...

Worldwide Deaths From Malaria Drop By Nearly Half

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living

* Sharp fall in malaria deaths worldwide in 2000-2013 -WHO * Ebola-stricken countries vulnerable to malaria resurgence *...

Is Ebola Scaring You? 5 Reasons You Don't Have to Worry

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Alvarez

Let's clear up one huge misconception right here: Ebola cannot be spread by casual contact, shaking someone's hand or after inhaling airborne germs. Transmission requires coming into direct contact with bodily fluids, which include feces, saliva, sweat, urine and vomit.

11 Reasons You Should Hate Mosquitoes Even More Than You Already Do

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer & Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

Now that summer is in full swing, our worst outdoor enemy is back with a vengeance. That’s right, mosquitoes. They swarm your barbecues and evening ...

After the Earthquake: Cholera in Haiti and How You Can Help

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Jacob Moore

Access to clean water is essential to the prevention and treatment of cholera, in order to prevent the ingestion of waterborne bacteria and the contamination of food due to preparation with unsanitary water.

OECD: Poor People At Risk Of Long-Term Health Problems

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

(Fixes typo in first paragraph) By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Total health spending fell in one in three O...

Mobile Health Lets Doctors Practice Like It's 1950

Zachary Landman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Zachary Landman

Sixty-three years ago, my grandfather suffered a heart attack. His physician arrived at the house upon receiving a call from the family, quickly made the diagnosis, ensured his stability, and recommended that he relax and enjoy life outside the hustle and bustle of the city for a while.

Cure Blindness

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

The local staff is critical as they are the ones, who before the doctor arrives, go to the villages and seek out the patients. The staff also organizes the place where the cataract surgery occurs. Often these places are primitive in nature.

For Millions of People, Hope Lies in the Balance this December

Laurindo Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Laurindo Garcia

I received a text message from a friend today that he's headed to the beach next week; an unexceptional piece of information, except for the fact that last August "going to the beach" was the furthest thing from my his mind.

Malaria Battle Is Not Lost, But We Must Redouble Our Effort

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Are bed nets continuing to be effective? Are bed nets the solution? Are we in danger of falling back and giving ground to a more virulent form of the parasite?

Rethinking Policing in the Age of AIDS

Aleksandr Zelichenko | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Aleksandr Zelichenko

Good drug policy is good AIDS policy. Drug users and sex workers benefit more from services than from beatings and prison. And as law enforcement officials committed to protecting the public, we can support public health.

Tuberculosis: Modernizing the Fight Against an Ancient Scourge

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

We face a lengthy war to be fought tenaciously on many fronts, and likely over many decades, as we move toward our goal of tuberculosis control and, ultimately, elimination.

Qatar's Cultural Crisis: Wealth, Health, Wisdom, and Opportunity

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Qatar is the richest country in the world. As such, it provides a vivid demonstration that money can't buy you health any more than it can buy you love. The converse, in fact, appears to be true: The wealth of Qatar is being purchased at the cost of its people's health.

Is Sugar Making the World Fat, Diabetic, and Hypertensive?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The new study in Public Health Nutrition reminds us that in developing countries, sugar intake continues to rise. Therefore, the developing world needs policies that limit added sugars, hopefully before the train leaves the station.

Giving Kids a Shot @ Life, Growing Stronger

Megan Rosker | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Megan Rosker

Can you imagine being the parent whose child contracts one of these illnesses and you know halfway around the world children will survive and perhaps never even come in contact with one of these diseases because of modern medicine?

What's The State Of The World's Health?

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with ...

World AIDS Day 2012: A Roadmap for Ending HIV/AIDS

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This World AIDS Day is a celebration of the achievements that have been made and the acceleration of progress in recent years, providing proof that ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only feasible but achievable.

World AIDS Day 2012: PEPFAR's Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

We cannot do it alone, but together we can make an AIDS-free generation a reality. The blueprint is driven by five key principles that are the foundation of PEPFAR's work with partner countries.