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Death by fire in India a big risk, especially for women

By Amy VanderZanden, special to Humanosphere In the United States, when we think about fire, we might imagine a campfire or, in the summer, a forest fire. We worry about house fires, and efforts to improve building codes and enhance fire safety to has translated into fire deaths in this country to fall to the

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Placing women at the centre of the food system

Marc Van Ameringen | “Each year International Women’s Day shines a spotlight on women, putting them at the centre of development and equality efforts. For Read More

Reflections on Academia and the Ethics of Global Health Education

As a fourth-year medical student I recently had the opportunity to spend two months in Guatemala. Partly research, partly clinical work, my time in Guatemala Read More

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 31, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On October 16, 2014, as part of the effort to draw attention to this growing burden of road traffic injuries, JH-IIRU held its first-ever Read More


Ending Hunger, Malnutrition Requires Sustained Momentum, Strong Partnerships

Huffington Post: U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security: We are Making Serious Progress Katie Lee, policy manager at InterAction “…The United States government is a crucial partner to the broad coalition of organizations supporting food and nutrition security. … ‘We can be proud of the progress we have made together in reducing hunger.…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 30, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On October 16, 2014, as part of the effort to draw attention to this growing burden of road traffic injuries, JH-IIRU held its first-ever Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – March 23-27, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 26, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Death by fire in India a big risk, especially for women

648px-Indian_Kitchens_Outdoor_and_Indoor,_Rajasthan_and_Karnataka

By Amy VanderZanden, special to Humanosphere In the United States, when we think about fire, we might imagine a campfire or, in the summer, a forest fire. We worry about house fires, and efforts to improve building codes and enhance fire safety to has translated into fire deaths in this country to fall to the


Monsanto Requests Meeting With WHO Senior Officials Regarding Claim Of Herbicide’s Probable…

Wall Street Journal: Monsanto Bites Back at Glyphosate Findings “Monsanto Co. escalated its criticism of a World Health Organization agency’s finding last week that a commonly used herbicide probably has the potential to cause cancer in humans. The St. Louis-based agribusiness giant — a major seller of the weed killer — sought a meeting with…More


Signs Of Malnourishment In Kenya Include Different Health Conditions, From Stunting To Obesity

VOA News: Malnutrition in Africa Wears Two Faces “In a health clinic in Mathare, one of Nairobi’s roughest slums, families fill the waiting room. Here, the charity German Doctors runs a feeding program for malnourished children. … But in the slums, obesity can be a sign not of overeating but of malnutrition, says Elizabeth Kimani,…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 25, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 24, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Active Ingredient In Monsanto Insecticide ‘Probably Carcinogenic To Humans,’ WHO Says

Reuters: Monsanto weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer — World Health Organization “The world’s most widely used weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto Co. herbicide Roundup, was ‘classified…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 23, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – March 16-20, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit team members, including associate directors Abdulgafoor Bachani and Kent Stevens, director, Adnan Hyder and associated faculty member, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 19, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit team members, including associate directors Abdulgafoor Bachani and Kent Stevens, director, Adnan Hyder and associated faculty member, Read More


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