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Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More

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Behavior Change: Global Nutrition and Food Security Policy and the Life of the Practitioner

Habits are hard to change. We can all relate. Yet I frequently tell my patients that they should make lifestyle adjustments. For the patient population Read More

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Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching Read More

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Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

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Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More


POSEIDON study: common mental disorders

The POSEIDON study1 by Sundeep Salvi and colleagues (December, 2015) assessed 1-day point prevalence of medical symptoms and diagnoses in patients who visited primary health-care practitioners across India. Overall, the study results were skewed towards respiratory disorders. We wish to highlight an important oversight in this study—ie, common mental disorders (a triad of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and somatoform disorders).


An extended cost-effectiveness analysis of schizophrenia treatment in India under universal…

Schizophrenia remains a priority condition in mental health policy and service development because of its early onset, severity and consequences for affected individuals and households.


A cross-sectional study of psychological distress, burnout, and the associated risk factors in…

Opportunities for face-to-face communication with patients is increasing in modern hospital pharmacist practice.


Sierra Leone’s Trauma Counselors Work To Assist Ebola Survivors

The Guardian: Mental health experts in Sierra Leone aim to pluck out heart of Ebola mystery “…For nearly two years, Ebola stormed across this corner of West Africa, devastating communities and health systems that were already among the world’s poorest. But within that public health emergency was a second crisis, acute but nearly invisible: one…More


Traumatic Events Increasing Mental Illness In South Sudan, With ‘Almost Total’ Lack Of…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cannibalism, rape, and death: trauma as South Sudan turns five “Mass killings, rape, torture, abductions, and forced cannibalism have led to an increase in mental illness in South Sudan, with patients routinely housed in prisons due to an ‘almost total’ absence of mental health care, a rights group said on Wednesday. There…More


Behavior Change: Global Nutrition and Food Security Policy and the Life of the Practitioner

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Habits are hard to change. We can all relate. Yet I frequently tell my patients that they should make lifestyle adjustments. For the patient population Read More


Can social protection play a role in reducing childhood violence?

Photo: Scott Wallace / World Bank As many as one billion children under the age of 18 experience some form of violence every year. This exposure is not only a violation of child rights; it can also hamper children’s cognitive development, mental health, educational achievement, and long-term labor market prospects. Meanwhile, an estimated 1.9 billion people in 136 countries benefit from some type of social safety net, such as cash transfers and public works that target the poor and vulnerable—presenting a vast policy instrument with potential to help prevent childhood violence.


Child mental health in Sierra Leone: a survey and exploratory qualitative study

This study complements the growing amount of research on the psychosocial impact of war on children in Sierra Leone by examining local perceptions of child mental health, formal and informal care systems, help…


The Effect of Sorority Membership on Eating Disorders, Body Weight, and Disordered-Eating…

Abstract Eating disorders are currently the deadliest mental disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 12%–25% of all college women.


First Patients Start EndTB Program in Peru

Photo by William Castro Rodríguez / Socios En SaludDiego* (center), an endTB participant, receives advice from PIH community health worker Verónica Quispe and PIH nursing technician Yecela Rodríguez at the Punchauca Health Center in Carabayllo, Peru. *Name has been changed. Carmen Contreras has seen tuberculosis patients at their worst. They have endured daily injections and swallowed fistfuls of pills for years. As reward for their diligence, some have lost their hearing and their minds as side effects of the toxic medication.


Fisheries Management, Marine Conservation Policies Should Focus More On Human Health Outcomes

Nature: Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health Christopher D. Golden, research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and associate director of the Planetary Health Alliance at the Harvard University Center for the Environment; and colleagues “…Combining data on dietary nutrition, and fish catch,…More


Prevalence and associations for symptoms of depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease:…

The prevalence and associations for depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease vary widely between studies.


The prevalence of depressive symptoms among fathers and associated risk factors during the…

Increasing evidence suggests that postnatal paternal depression is associated with adverse emotional, behavioural and cognitive outcomes in children.


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