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Somalia Launching New Five-In-One Child Vaccines

Somalia Launching New Five-In-One Child Vaccines

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two dozen babies sat on the laps of their mothers, who dressed in a rainbow of headscarves at the Medina Maternal Child Health Center. They are among Somalia’s luckiest – the first to receive a new vaccine that protects against five dangerous diseases. With more regions of Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu, […]

Tracking global health funding on Capitol Hill

Tracking global health funding on Capitol Hill

Stale, cool air pushed through 2172, the Foreign Affairs Committee room in the Rayburn building of the House of Representatives. Suited congressional leaders trickled into the cavernous room from separate doors on either side of the elevated dais, Republicans on the left and Democrats on the right, and ambled to their assigned, ranked seats. Dozens […]

6 Medical School Trends to Watch For in 2013

6 Medical School Trends to Watch For in 2013

If you’ve been keeping up with everything that has been going on in medical education, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2013. As medical education institutions face government officials who have recommended slashing funds for graduate medical education and the increasing gap between the number of medical school graduates looking for residencies and […]

Alabama family is making a run at a healthy lifestyle

Alabama family is making a run at a healthy lifestyle

One member of the Stewart family lost 36 pounds, which is helping him control his diabetes and sleep better. Montgomery, Ala., resident Ashley Stewart and her family have made drastic changes over the past three months, going from being almost completely sedentary to preparing to run a 5K, from eating fried foods and fast food […]

When doctors are bullies, patient safety may suffer

When doctors are bullies, patient safety may suffer

The worker, according to court documents, felt threatened: His superior came at him “with clenched fists, piercing eyes, beet-red face, popping veins, and screaming and swearing.” He thought he was about to be hit. Instead, his angry co-worker stormed out of the room. But it wasn’t just any room: It was in a hospital, adjacent […]

The Kids Are (Not) All Right

The Kids Are (Not) All Right

The United States has done it again — and not in a good way. According to a Unicef report issued last week — “Child Well-Being in Rich Countries” — the United States once again ranked among the worst wealthy countries for children, coming in 26th place of 29 countries included. Only Lithuania, Latvia and Romania placed lower, […]

Addressing shortage of minority students in medical school

Addressing shortage of minority students in medical school

When Holly Humphrey, MD became the dean for medical education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, she decided to focus her attention on recruiting underrepresented minority students. Over time, Humphrey discovered she was only attracting new students to the Windy City by simply recruiting bright young minds away from other schools. More […]

NAACP Voices Concern Over Erroneous CNN Report of Bomber Suspect

NAACP Voices Concern Over Erroneous CNN Report of Bomber Suspect

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and its CEO and president Benjamin Todd Jealous are voicing their concern over a report of a “Dark Skinned Male” that it deemed irresponsible, reckless, and counterproductive The NAACP expressed concern over yesterday’s erroneous report from CNN reporter John King that a suspect, described as “a […]

Civil war survivor creates 'perfect fit' bionic limbs

Civil war survivor creates ‘perfect fit’ bionic limbs

Standing by a poster depicting in full detail the complex union of muscles that make up the human body, David Sengeh works on a custom-made prosthetic leg inside MIT’s Media Lab. Here, he has come up with a technology that could change the whole field of bionics, and improve the lives of amputees the world […]