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Pennsylvania has seen an increasing number of refugees settling in the state. I will report on efforts to deal with health issues in this community, including the high rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Raj Kumari lost vision in her right eye due to measles. She was never vaccinated for the disease.

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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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According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent. In 2011 alone, an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB occurred, leading to 1.4 million deaths.

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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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Some health experts may wonder whether Ugandans, or to be more precise, the health planners in this part of the world ever take their lessons from their past.

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How to cure an egg-white allergy, taxing tobacco in China, groundwater in the Inland Empire and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Among the Bamasaba (also known as the Gishu) of Mbale and Mount Elgon region in Eastern Uganda, every leap year is a traditional circumcision year. To them, male circumcision is a cultural rite for initiation into manhood.

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As the world was engrossed in watching the Kony 2012 viral video, released by the invisible children depicting the atrocities of Joseph Kony in Northern Uganda, An Invisible disease called the Nodding disease was taking its toll on the people of Northern Uganda. Not many in the international media mentioned the nodding disease, even when it dep...
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Immigration enforcement cracking down on farmworker clinics, vaccines innappropiately stored, hospitals ranked, drug-resistant gonorrhea spreading and more from our Daily Briefing.

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