In the last 18 months, Africa’s healthcare system and issues have come under the spotlight due the world’s worst Ebola outbreak. According to the World Health Organization, the virus has led to the deaths of around 11,000 people but Africa has an even more rampant disease with which it continues to contend: malaria

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Cancer patients with lower incomes are a third less likely to be part of clinical trials that could help treat their disease than those whose annual income is at least $50,000, according to a new study. Researchers suggest that covering some of the costs of participating in a research study might enhance enrollment

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

October 1, 2015

Searching for solutions: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Symposium featuring our Leonard Rubenstein

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Yet, the practice of doctors soliciting donations from patients “is something that is happening and all signs are that it is going to continue and that it will increase,” said Dr. Joseph A. Carrese, a primary care doctor and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Carrese was concerned enough to join his colleagues in conducting an interview study of Hopkins doctors

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UN Dreams Big

September 25, 2015

17 huge new goals to build a better world. UN member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years

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By almost any conceivable measure, Tuesday’s announcement was a resounding victory for plaintiffs in Ashker v. Brown, for California inmates, and for the criminal-justice-reform movement as a whole.

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Climate change mitigation could actually increase water shortage in some areas rather than reduce it, according to new research

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Its 193 member states have agreed on aims to eliminate poverty and hunger, protect the environment from climate change, achieve gender equality and raise living standards

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