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Adultism: A Condition That Afflicts Those of a Certain Age

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 09.20.2014 | Fifty
Sybil Adelman Sage

My 30-year-old son thinks I don't notice that he cringes and distances himself from me when my behavior embarrasses him.

New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked

Mitchell Warren | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

If the rest of the world follows America's lead, PrEP could become an important global health success story. It is already being rolled out faster than earlier public health advances, from vaccines to tampons. To realize PrEP's potential, several specific things need to happen now.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? With my social media feeds showing multiple articles with similar titles in such a short timeframe, I knew this was an issue that called for a response from GMHC.

Let's Use Evidence-Based Interventions to Save the Lives of Children and Mothers

Agnès Binagwaho | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Agnès Binagwaho

Rwanda's success, while remarkable, is not a mystery. Investments were based on the evidence, tackling the biggest threats to child survival by increasing effective interventions such as vaccinations and breastfeeding rates.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Got Global Governance?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Christopher Holshek

If you want good global governance, you have to provide good global citizenship.

Which Disease Kills The Most People, By Country

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

What do the U.S., Morocco, Russia and Argentina have in common? Heart disease. A new map assembled by the Global Post reveals which disease leads ...

Raised the Age -- What About the Price?

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 08.06.2014 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Research over the past decade has concluded that increases in cigarette prices result in reduced prevalence of smoking and smoking intensity among youth and young adults.

All Parents Deserve a Seat at the Consumer Protection Table: An Open Letter to Public Citizen

Suzanne Barston | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

Women deserve to know the full range of medically viable options for feeding their children, in an unbiased, accurate, and judgment-free manner, and a consumer protection organization should be at the forefront of that fight.

What Does Age-Friendly Look Like?

John Feather, PhD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

These images give us glimpses and provoke feelings of what it might be like to live in a fully-developed, age-friendly community.

Healthy Babies

Michael Møller | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Michael Møller

An estimated 2.6 million babies are stillborn and almost 300,000 women die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. The reality is that it doesn't have to be that way.

Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa Are Dropping Out of School Because of Menstruation Taboo

Nelly Lukale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Nelly Lukale

Many girls in sub-Saharan Africa end up missing considerable amount of school, or at worst even dropping out, due to humiliation and stigma related to menstruation.

Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

To say this has been a global health accomplishment of epic proportions would not be an overstatement.

Guns, Germs and Healing: Attacks on Health Care on the Rise

Kyle Knight | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Kyle Knight

Experts are calling for increased protection to healthcare workers and patients in crisis situations in the face of growing attacks on health facilities, which challenge notions of their neutrality.

Why We Need to Intervene Early to Fight Childhood Obesity

Sania Nishtar | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sania Nishtar

The rapidly rising rates of childhood obesity and subsequent increasing burden of disease and disability has grave social and economic consequences.

A 2.0 Approach to Improving Health Through Lifestyle

Jonas Gahr Støre | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Jonas Gahr Støre

The leading risk factors for ill health and premature death are linked to lifestyle, what we eat and drink and how much we exercise. Disease prevention does not occur in the hospital. We need the whole of society to be involved.

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.

An Open Letter to President Obama: Consider the Full Costs of Wireless Technology

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Before this nation makes Wi-Fi in schools like it is in coffee shops, as the president recently urged, we need to consider what this could do to our children's brains and bodies.

MERS Virus Not A Global Emergency

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds details, background, quotes from telebriefing) By Kate Kelland LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - Concern about the deadly...

World Health Organization Holds Emergency Meeting On MERS Virus

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

(Updates with WHO news conference postponed until Wednesday) LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Health and infectious disease experts met at t...

Polio Emergency Signals Risk But Also Resolve

John E. Lange | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
John E. Lange

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) did something it has never done in the history of the global polio eradication effort - it declared polio a "public health emergency of international concern," calling the international spread of polio in 2014 an "extraordinary event."

Alcohol Killed 3.3 Million People In 2012

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) - More than 3 million people died from using alcohol in 2012, for reasons ranging from cancer...

Joshua Hersh

WHO Downplays Recent MERS Virus Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent spike in a deadly virus that has swept across much of the Middle East, prompting fears of a global pandemic, was likely the result of a seaso...

The World's 10 Deadliest Countries for Children and What You Can Do About It

Nick Pearson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Nick Pearson

The vast majority of these deaths are preventable and result from extreme poverty conditions in the world's poorest countries.