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News You Really Need To See: “Dengue Outbreak Overwhelms Delhi”

“Dengue Outbreak Overwhelms Delhi” The New York Times, October 10, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/world/asia/desperate-families-in-delhi-as-dengue-overwhelms-hospitals.html “During the annual dengue season, roughly from August to November, stories like Aman’s circulate through the city.  The dengue outbreak in Delhi appears to be the worst … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: (More) Prison Abuse in Egypt

Sept. 4, 2015 by Darius  When someone is sentenced to a prison term, it isn’t a death sentence. That’s the point. In Egypt, though, it doesn’t work that way. According to international rights groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political Upheaval,” Part II

June 29, 2015 by Darius  [Last week, I attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.”  The most informative panel was “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political Upheaval,” Part I

June 28, 2015 by Darius  Last week, I attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.”  The most informative panel was “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Caring for the Most Vulnerable Populations”

June 25, 2015 by Darius  Today I attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.” Laila Bugaighis is the founder of the Benghazi Medical Center and one of the panelists … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Melinda Gates on Global Development

June 3, 2015 by Darius  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s single largest private foundation and has taken as its mission improving health care and reducing extreme poverty around the world.  By some accounts, the Gates Foundation … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: The Worm Index and Human Development

May 6, 2015 by Darius  According to a new study published in a science journal this week, for most of the world’s most populous countries, few factors correlate more closely with human development than the level of worm infections (!). … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Ebola Drug Cures Monkeys Infected with West African Virus Strain”

“Ebola Drug Cures Monkeys Infected with West African Virus Strain” BBC, April 22, 2015 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32424145 “An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the Ebola virus, US-based scientists have said.  The treatment, known as TKM-Ebola-Guinea, targets the Makona strain of the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Nearly Halted in Sierra Leone, Ebola Makes Comeback by Sea”

“Nearly Halted in Sierra Leone, Ebola Makes Comeback by Sea” The New York Times, March 1, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/world/africa/nearly-beaten-in-sierra-leone-ebola-makes-a-comeback-by-sea.html “It seemed as if the Ebola crisis was abating.  New cases were plummeting.  The president lifted travel restrictions, and schools were … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Biological Bad Luck to Blame in Many Cancer Cases, Study Finds”

“Biological Bad Luck to Blame in Many Cancer Cases, Study Finds” The Washington Post, January 2, 2015, p.A5 http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/biological-bad-luck-blamed-in-two-thirds-of-cancer-cases-researchers-say/2015/01/01/ddd4aa6e-91e9-11e4-ba53-a477d66580ed_story.html “Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer … Continue reading

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