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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.

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.

Africa Offers New Partnership for Global Health

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

When I speak to Africans living with HIV, when I speak to African AIDS activists and when I speak to African leaders fighting AIDS, TB and malaria, they all express a profound gratitude for the global solidarity the world has expressed to them.

Young People Are Shaping a New Era of Global Citizenship for Solidarity and Social Justice

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

Approximately 5,000 young people from all around have come together to help UNAIDS develop its strategy for engagement with youth. Using a crowdsourcing approach, they have produced a set of recommendations for how to move the agenda on HIV and young people forward.

How We Can Eliminate 7 Neglected Diseases That Affect World's Poorest By 2020

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.

World on Track to Meet MDG Safe Water Target, But Challenges Remain

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2012 | Impact
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Safe and sustainable drinking water is essential for the health and economic well-being of the world's population, and yet 99 percent of the world's water supply is unsafe or unavailable to drink.

1,000 Days to Change the Future

Dr. David Nabarro | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Dr. David Nabarro

Investing in nutrition can increase a country's GDP by 2-3 percent annually. This is why, as leaders meet in Davos, many are discussing the importance of food and nutrition security as central to creating lasting health and development improvements.

Five Years Makes All the Difference

David Bowen | Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact
David Bowen

In America, we celebrate a child's fifth birthday with party hats and candles. In Africa, parents celebrate with a sigh of relief -- because it means their child is less at risk of dying from malaria.

Safe Drinking Water: Giving Life, Health, and Hope

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

As America prepares for the holiday season, I hope that Congress will give a gift of life, health and hope by helping people around the world with something that most Americans take for granted: safe drinking water.

Making More Health

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

When you're sick, you see the doctor. When you get a medical test it goes to the lab. When you need medicine, you go to the pharmacy. Or not.

We Can Live Longer, Healthier Lives. So Why Don't We?

Thea Joselow | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Thea Joselow

You may not have heard of them grouped this way, but NCDs are diseases like cancer, diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular illness. They are the kind of sick that... wait for it... causes two out of every three deaths worldwide.

Opportunity Knocks Twice: New Tools Could Control the HIV Epidemic

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The American people have led the fight against global HIV for nearly a decade. Africans will know who we are as a people and what we stand for if we continue to stand with them.

Urging World Leaders at Davos to Focus on the Crisis of Chronic Diseases

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nalini Saligram

For far too long, global health attention has focused on diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and must go beyond them to far more common life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic lung disease.