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Apr
25

Legal Highs – and Lows

A new report from the United Kingdom highlights the medical dangers of designer drugs: substances that mimic traditional drugs but are made from a different set of ingredients and therefore go unregulated.

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Apr
22

The Smart Card Insurance Revolution in India

As the benefits of India’s low-income public insurance scheme grow, critics say that more can be done to keep the nation’s poorest citizens healthy.

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Apr
17

Thieves May Use Heartbleed to Attack Hospitals

The technology bug that lets users bypass internet security systems, Heartbleed could affect the health care industry by accessing sensitive patient data.

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Apr
14

The Ongoing Health Crisis in Afghanistan

A new report from Doctors Without Borders argues that positive rhetoric about health care in Afghanistan masks a growing state of serious medical need.

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Apr
11

The Health Care Crisis in Greece

Austerity measures in Greece have caused much damage to the nation’s health system, according to a recent study in The Lancet.

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Apr
07

New Series Documents Disease Eradication Efforts in the Poorest Areas

The news network Al Jazeera has announced an eight-part documentary exploring the positive work of health care professionals in eliminating diseases such as polio, leprosy, River Blindness and more.

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Apr
04

Worry As Increasing Number of Women Wait Well into Thirties To Become Mothers

New discussion involving the Chief Medical Officer to the UK reopens the ongoing debate about the optimum period of fertility for women in England and Wales.

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Mar
31

Criticism Builds of Indonesia’s Government-Sponsored Health Insurance Scheme

As the Indonesian government begins to implement its JKN universal health insurance scheme, some hospitals and health advocates question if the policy is financially viable.

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Mar
29

Exceptions to the Individual Mandate: Which Americans Don’t Have to Buy Insurance?

Most U.S. citizens will be required to hold health coverage starting on March 31, but some may be eligible to buy a policy later in the year or avoid that mandate altogether.

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Mar
25

Progress in Treatment of Life Threatening Peanut Allergy

A recently published report indicates that children with peanut allergies might be able to reduce their peanut intolerance after closely monitored periods of ingesting small amounts of peanut protein.

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