The morning bell rings. One hundred children line up behind a desk.
It’s National Deworming Day.
One at a time, each child steps up and holds a hand out over the desk. A teacher drops a tablet into the child’s … Continue Reading
Monday, August 3, 2015
Given the tremendous advances in the quality of healthcare in the 20th century, maternal death during childbirth may seem to be a concern of the past. However, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) fact sheet on maternal mortality released … Continue Reading
“Every eight minutes a woman dies needlessly as a result of an unsafe illegal abortion,” reads the facts page of the Women on Waves website. Women on Waves (WoW) is a Dutch pro-choice non-profit organization on a mission to “empower … Continue Reading
The structure of healthcare around the globe varies as widely as the health issues facing the citizens of every country. Funding for health care systems is equally variant, and largely dictated by both the economic and developmental status of each … Continue Reading
It is difficult to criticize the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation when its annual contributions to global public health programs and initiatives total $800 million dollars, an amount comparable to the funds invested by the United Nation’s World Health Organization … Continue Reading
Right now, look at the tag of your t-shirt. Does it say that it was made in [some country other than the U.S.]? Now, imagine being able to say the same thing for your hip replacement or your new nose … Continue Reading
As the frontier of medical discovery expands every day, our focus on understanding and controlling our own biological systems is growing, especially at the microscopic level. In fact, many advances in the past few years have allowed us to issue … Continue Reading
When the FDA first approved robot-assisted surgery, FDA commissioner Jane E. Henney exclaimed, “This system is the first step in the development of new robotic technology that eventually could change the practice of surgery.” Almost ten years later, Dr. Henney’s … Continue Reading
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