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Nutrition label use in Latin America

Imagine you live in a rural village in Latin America, and you have the choice to buy either an egg or potato chips to complement Read More

To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More

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Nutrition label use in Latin America

Imagine you live in a rural village in Latin America, and you have the choice to buy either an egg or potato chips to complement Read More


To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More


Primary Health Care Systems Serve As Front Lines In Disease Outbreaks, Must Be Strengthened

The Conversation: How best to prepare for epidemics? Strengthen primary care Ashwin Vasan, assistant professor of Clinical Population Health & Medicine at Columbia University “…Why is primary care important in epidemics like Ebola or Zika? First, we know that primary care providers play an important role in initial outbreak response and surveillance. … Community health…More


Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact – Shedding New Light on Child Brain…

Link: Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact – Shedding New Light on Child Brain…


Veterinarians Play ‘Pivotal Role’ In Defense Against Animal-Borne Diseases

The Hill: Veterinarians: Warriors in the battle against disease Arve Lee Willingham, associate dean for research and postgraduate studies and professor of One Health at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine “…60 percent of all human diseases are [transmitted by animals]. … Who’s manning the front lines against these diseases? Increasingly, veterinarians. … The medical…More


What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More


Pre-travel malaria chemoprophylaxis counselling in a public travel medicine clinic in São…

Malaria is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world and represents a threat to travellers visiting endemic areas.


The Work/Health Relationship

Original post: The Work/Health Relationship [From The Editor-in-Chief]


85% Of Cervical Cancer Deaths Occur In Low- To Middle-Income Countries, WHO’s Cancer Agency…

U.N. News Centre: Low- and middle-income countries bear disproportionate burden of cervical cancer — U.N. agency “Noting that cervical cancer kills more than 250,000 women every year and that 85 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, the United Nations health agency underlined the importance of vaccinating girls against the cancer-causing virus…More


How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More


Obstetrics and Equity in Kenya

As a second year OBGYN resident based in San Francisco, I spent my second year elective at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More


A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions Read More


Reproductive Health in Madagascar

I vividly remember the beginning of my trip to Madagascar to perform reproductive health research. At the end of providing an update to my mentor Read More


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