Aug 17 2011
WHO Stresses Need for Psychological First Aid During Humanitarian Relief Efforts
Canadian medic Lt. Sophie Levoie laughs with a young Haitian girl after the 2008 earthquake.In honor of World Humanitarian Day—August 19th—the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International,...
Jul 29 2011
Week in Health: July 23 - 29
Study: 1 in 3 People Who Get Nose Jobs have Body Dismorphic Disorder (Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) CDC: Strokes Rise Among Pregnant Women, New Moms (Huff Post Have Researchers Found a Vaccine Against Heroin? (Was...
Jul 22 2011
Week in Health: July 16 - 22
The past weeks top health news items, including the latest obesity study, news on how Google changes the way your memory works, and information on why we are not on track to rid the world of Polio.
Jul 20 2011
What TV Teaches Our Teens
TV is influential, which isn’t terribly shocking. More shocking is the decline in our values over the decades—and how closely that decline may be connected to our TV-watching habits. According to a recent study by UCLA, published in Cyberps...
Jul 14 2011
World Threatened by Japanese Super Gonorrhea, Say Scientists
World War II era poster warning of STD's.Scientists are reporting the discovery in Kyoto, Japan of a new strain of gonorrhea that is impervious to antibiotic treatments. Gonorrhea—known colloquially and in modern English literature as “the ...
Jul 08 2011
Week in Health: July 1 - July 8
Global Health WHO Releases Updated List of the Top 10 Causes of Death Worldwide (WHO) WHO Issues Statement Urging More Countries to Require Large, Graphic Health Warning on Tobacco Packaging (WHO) Common Smoking Drug Linked to Increased...