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Monthly Archives: July 2014

07.29.14

Missing in the debates on the unaccompanied child migrants: The right to health

By Eric A. Friedman

“There are no nations! There is only humanity.” — Isaac Asimov (in I, Asimov: A Memoir) In a tragedy born of gang violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, compounded by poverty, tens of thousands of children, many unaccompanied by an adult, are risking the treacherous journey across Mexico and to the United States. What […]

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07.28.14

How Many Lawyers Does it Take To Achieve the End of AIDS?

By Susan C. Kim

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-chair of the recently concluded 20th International AIDS Conference, believes that “[a]nti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries around the world will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century.” Apropos to the theme of the […]

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07.25.14

Ebola Is Spreading: What We Need to Know about the IHR (2005)

By Ana S. Ayala

West Africa is currently experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak since the disease’s first appearance in humans in 1976. This time around, what began as one outbreak in Guinea in February has spread to 60 outbreak sites to date. Since then, it has already killed over 600 people and infected nearly 1,100 in Guinea, Liberia, and […]

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07.25.14

New Report on Key Lessons for LGBT Outreach and Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act

By O’Neill Institute

This post originally appeared on Out2Enroll. To learn more please visit www.out2enroll.org or contact Katie Keith at katie@out2enroll.org. Katie is a former Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. She is currently Director of Research at Trimpa Group and a Steering Committee Member of Out2Enroll. Yesterday, Out2Enroll—a nationwide campaign dedicated to connecting […]

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07.18.14

Learning from the CDC's Biosafety Breaches

By Tanya Baytor

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come under fire this past month for a series of biosafety problems reported by the country’s top government labs. Last week, the CDC released a report reviewing an incident that occurred in early June that involved the unintentional exposure of CDC personnel to potentially viable […]

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07.10.14

6 THINGS THE US GOVERNMENT CAN AND SHOULD DO TO STOP THE SPREAD OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT SUPERBUGS

By Aliza Glasner

In my last post, I discussed seven things individual consumers can do to stop the spread of antibiotic resistant superbugs. I left out one important element: the need to lobby our government’s leaders to make this issue a priority. This summer, combating antibiotic resistance is making headlines on both the national and international level. On […]

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07.03.14

Public health in the digital era part 2: the top 8 digital tools for health researchers

By Belinda Reeve

Sometimes I fantasize about research before the Internet. I would’ve walked to the library to find cases in physical copies of the law reports, and read books made out of actual trees. Sure, it would’ve been slow and time consuming, but perhaps more manageable than the constant onslaught of facts and figures bombarding today’s researchers. […]

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07.03.14

All Religious Beliefs are Equal, But Some Religious Beliefs are More Equal than Others

By Brian Honermann

Last Monday, five justices of the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. The basic outline of the case was already briefly discussed on this blog as well as in many many other locations.  In short, Hobby Lobby (and others) sued Health and Human Services (HHS) over the contraception mandate […]

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