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Cyberwar or Cybervandalism?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Does hacking into a private entertainment corporation's computer files constitute an act of war? Against whom, exactly?

Ebola's Rippling Consequences

OpedSpace | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
OpedSpace

Many have decried the international response as deplorably slow. As a result, the consequences are jarring. The biggest lament is the obvious and horrific death toll. Along with a sick, dying and orphaned population, the crippling fear of being infected has rippling consequences on the affected countries and beyond.

Common Core and the Ebola Virus -- No More Teachable Moments

Alan Singer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Common Core's extremely narrow focus on skill development and preparation for high-stakes assessments interferes with the ability of teachers to respond to current events, such as the Ebola epidemic, and interferes with learning.

Working For Humanity

Kieran McConville | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Kieran McConville

For those on the front line it's a difficult, and potentially deadly, task. The body of an Ebola victim can be highly contagious in the hours after death.

How To Fight Viral Epidemics In The Future

Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 11/05/2014 09:44 AM EST on LiveScience Emerging viral diseases are at the center of health news right now. The mo...

Lynne Peeples

Why Scapegoating Bats Is A Big Mistake For Human Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

Even before allegations emerged that West Africa's Ebola outbreak may have originated in bats, public opinion of the animal was hardly glowing. Years ...

I Am a Liberian. I Am Not a Virus.

Let Girls Lead | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

I want people to understand that we are more than the latest breaking news. We are not "those Africans." We are not pitiful media images, statistics or projections. We are mothers, fathers, children, scholars, artists, doctors, and survivors. We are people.

What Are America's Religious Organizations Doing To Prepare For Ebola?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion

Humans crowd closely together in houses of worship -- and it’s supposed to be that way. People greet each other with hugs and shaking hands; they p...

I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola

Abby Norman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Abby Norman

You can't just expect any nurse or any doctor or any health care worker or layperson to understand the deconning procedures by way of some kind of pamphlet or 10-minute training video. Not only is it mentally rigorous, but it's physically exhausting. 

Design, Intelligent Or Otherwise, In Real Time

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Now that Ebola is here, it has captured the attention it arguably deserved from us long ago. The latest news is that the patient first diagnosed in the U.S. is in critical condition, and receiving experimental therapy. Lapses in our public health system have been acknowledged, and a scramble to contain the damage, and prevent spread, are playing out as we look on, and worry.

The Public and Ebola: What the Polls Say

Paul Herrnson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Media
Paul Herrnson

Polls indicate that Americans consider emerging infectious diseases to be a significant public health priority. Although the public's concerns about AIDS, Ebola and other potential epidemics decreased slightly from 1998 to 2004, a majority of 55% still considered this threat critical, while an additional 34% considered it important.

The Fight Against Ebola Is a Fight Against Inequality

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The knowledge and infrastructure to treat the sick and contain the virus exists in high- and middle-income counties. So now thousands of people in these countries are dying because, in the lottery of birth, they were born in the wrong place.

What Next For The Ebola Outbreak? Here's What The Math Says

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science

Everyone's talking about Ebola--and no wonder, now that the deadly disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. for the first time ever. Will the mini-o...

Well Said! Defusing the Fear of Airborne Ebola

Ann Reid | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

Basic evolutionary principles suggest that Ebola is extremely unlikely to evolve the capacity to spread via the respiratory route.

Through Ebola's Eyes

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Predictably, this one case diagnosed here in the U.S. has resulted in a media feeding frenzy, rumination, recrimination, and the familiar blend of hyberbole and hysteria that tends to populate those infamous 15 minutes during which any given crisis holds our attention.

American Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly Donates Blood To Fellow Missionary Doctor

Religion News Service | Karen Weintraub and Liz Szabo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) An American physician who contracted Ebola while working in a West African hospital has received a blood transfusion from another American missi...

Hope in the Time of Ebola

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

It has been an outbreak of terrible human suffering. Sadly, there will be a great deal more suffering before this outbreak is over. But every day there are more reasons to be hopeful.

The Ugly Face of Ebola Tells Us Africa Is NOT Rising

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

The message is clear, Africa is not rising, as the popularized term often indicates a consolidated unified upward movement from the continent, rather each African nation is grabbing life jackets to remain above water.

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

The West Africa Ebola Epidemic Arouses Global Response But Caution Needs an Ally and a Local Interpreter

Sharon Hrynkow PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Hrynkow PhD

When Ebola drugs and vaccines become available, trust -- engendered best by knowledgeable local leaders - may be the vital ingredient in ensuring that drugs are distributed most quickly to those in need.

How to Stop Ebola -- and the Next Outbreak

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We will be able to stop Ebola in the coming weeks and months. But that is not the end of the story. Will we also build a strong enough health system to stop the next outbreak? We believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to do so, and all of us must work toward that goal.

Why This 'Miracle' Boy Who Beat Ebola Symbolizes Hope For Sierra Leone

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact

While the unprecedented spread of Ebola continues plaguing West Africa, an image of one boy has captured a wave of hope for the people of Sierra Leone...

Ebola + Donald Trump = Crazy Town

Susie Sampson | Posted 10.10.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Ebola is coming and we're all going to die!!!! Actually, not really. But if you watch CNN, you'll definitely start to think so.

We'll Never Find an Ebola Vaccine Without Taking Some Risks

Connor Bamford | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Connor Bamford

It is becoming clear that researchers working on these pathogens don't agree on how best to study these particularly dangerous viruses and two groups have now emerged with different views.

Rabid Opposition to Ebola: Epidemiology Meets Hyperbole

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is certainly no basis for either fear of, or opposition to, the on-going treatment of an infected American doctor in Atlanta. We may instead all be thankful that in return for the courageous service he was providing in Liberia, Dr. Brantly is now receiving an American standard of medical care himself.