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Dementia: A Forgotten Crisis

Dementia: A Forgotten Crisis

By Chino Kieran Eke In the United States, there are approximately 5.8 millions Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. This disease causes the slow loss of mental faculties, including memory, critical thinking, and the ability to carry out simple tasks. While the disease principally affects individuals […]

The First Cancer Vaccine: Design, Barriers, and Importance

The First Cancer Vaccine: Design, Barriers, and Importance

By Zsombor Gal In 2018, the World Health Organization counted nearly 570,000 new cases of cervical cancer in addition to 310,000 deaths worldwide. Roughly 90% of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where screening and treatment programs are not as readily available as […]

The Resurgence of Measles in the U.S.: Causes, Consequences, and Future Directions

The Resurgence of Measles in the U.S.: Causes, Consequences, and Future Directions

By Madeleine Winter Within the past decade, there has been a significant resurgence of measles outbreaks in the United States. Between January 1 and March 14 of 2019, the CDC reported 268 individual cases of measles in 15 states. In 2018, the CDC reported a […]

Human Trafficking and Healthcare: Using a Public Health Approach to Combat and Prevent Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking and Healthcare: Using a Public Health Approach to Combat and Prevent Human Trafficking

By Nathnael Mengistie According to the International Labor Organization, human trafficking is the act of controlling or exploiting a person for sex, labor, or other services through fraud, force, or coercion. This grave human rights violation affected an estimated 20.9 million or more individuals worldwide […]

Dealing With the First Genetically-Edited Birth

Dealing With the First Genetically-Edited Birth

By Shaffin Siddiqui On November 25 of 2018, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced one of most seminal  and controversial moments in the history of genetics: the birth of the first genetically-edited babies. According to an early report by the MIT Technology Review, the two twins, […]

Are Daffodils the key to beating cancer?

Are Daffodils the key to beating cancer?

By Nicholas Persaud Daffodils may be something you plant in your garden or perhaps put in a bouquet of flowers for a loved one. However, research suggests that daffodils have much more to offer than their appearance. Daffodils have been used for multiple medicinal purposes including […]

Report on Research on Displaced Children with Cancer in Lebanon

Report on Research on Displaced Children with Cancer in Lebanon

By Andrew Wu One of the greatest current humanitarian catastrophes is the worsening refugee crisis caused by the conflict in Syria, which has many unfortunate implications in public health, especially pediatric care. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are around […]

Little Creatures, Big Improvements: The Success Story of a Decreasing Newborn Mortality Rate

Little Creatures, Big Improvements: The Success Story of a Decreasing Newborn Mortality Rate

By MaryAnn Placheril According to a recent UNICEF report, the newborn mortality rate in Bangladesh has significantly decreased. Back in 1990, when the mortality rate was 64.2 for every 1,000 newborns, births were assisted by family members without medical training. In these conditions, asphyxia was […]