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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. ...

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.

Three global health trends for the next decade

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

In the past two decades, the international donor community has ushered in a historic expansion of global health programs. Through multi-country initi...

Bitter Medicine: Islamist Extremism at the Bedside

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

While we soothe ourselves chasing elusive phantoms in the hurt-lockers of the Hindu Kush, battle lines are being redrawn in the Detol-scented hospital corridors of privileged Western Europe.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Costs of the Ariel Boycott

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Boycotts focus on arresting the most valuable yet vulnerable freedoms: freedom of thought. Like a cluster bomb, boycotts are not particularly surgical in its strike, instead reeking extensive collateral damage.

Biotech Propaganda Cooks Dangers out of GM Potatoes

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

Don't worry your little heads over the gene-spliced foods on your plates. Just trust companies like Monsanto when they tell you their genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are perfectly safe.

Anniversary of a Whistleblowing Hero

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/76 Part 1 (Click here for Part 2 ») Twelve years ago, a 150-second TV broadcast changed our world; e...

U.S. bucks the trend on maternal mortality

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Worldwide, the news is good. The U.S. is the exception. The big news from The Lancet is that maternal mortality -- the number of women who die in pre...

How Long Does It Take To Buy a Life-Saving Vaccine?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Procurement challenges and differences on pricing policies continue to vex our efforts to get vaccines to the world's neediest children.