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We recently spoke with Brenda Woods-Placky, director of the Climate Matters program at Climate Central, to discuss how journalists can best report on the science and health impact of climate change.
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Please join this week’s discussion live by phone or Skype as we connect local individuals to the global communities. Intelligent discussions are no longer taking place in silos.  If you have anything to say, here is the power to say it. The world is listening.The topic of this week's discussion is:.

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The label on the malaria drug, developed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the 1970s after another malaria drug used in Vietnam failed, warns of psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, aggression, tremors, confusion, abnormal dreams and suicide. The drug still prescribed to US

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Many people think that large health trend studies in high-income countries rely on “hard data,” while in low-income countries the numbers must be mostly estimates. In fact, researchers make estimates everywhere because, the data from vital statistics, censuses and surveys all have their limitations.

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A new study of mosquitoes' end-run around malaria nets should challenge our assumptions about other worthy public health interventions.

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Premature birth is a global killer. Leaving the womb too early accounts for more than 1 million infant deaths each year, the latest data reveals, almost half of all newborn mortality worldwide. But it’s not just the toll on newborns that increasingly concerns health experts.

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It comes as no surprise that health facilities in Uganda are in a sorry state, medicines are not in hospitals, doctors are complaining and need a bare minimum of salary to sustain their livelihoods and some districts like Kalangala do not have fulltime doctors. And all this while, the technocrats at the Ministry of Health, steal a little.

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Living With Sickle Cell Disease: The Struggle to Survive was a book I absolutely had to write. Prompting me to undertake such a daunting project was finally having had it with being treated as less than a person whenever I showed up at an emergency room. 

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Counterfeit pills, direct primary care, bogus health food claims, drug-industry science and more from our Daily Briefing.

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