Yes, venerable health institutions make mistakes…The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in health institutions that traditionally are looked to for hard information and guidance. The public clamor for facts, answers to complex questions and solutions has accelerated to an unprecedented level.
As medicine continues to advance in the treatment and control of diseases, it is important to focus in on and treat those diseases that pose the highest threat of mortality. According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one
Amidst the alarming findings of illegal doping and the political turbulence brewing in the Brazilian capital, reservations toward the 2016 Summer Olympics have often focused on one of the planet’s pesky insects: the mosquito — more specifically, the Aedes aegypti
During times of national crisis, a “chaotic assemblage of understandings” often coalesces around a singular event, especially one so devastating as the massacre of 49 people at the hands of a single gunman. It is no surprise that one of deadliest
How has the International community responded, what are possible solutions, and how does this affect reproductive and women's rights in Brazil? In part 1, we covered the basic tenets of Zika, its history, modes of transmission, and the forms of testing and treatment
Zika's exponential spread has much of the Americas panicking about how to handle this new epidemic. Countries from Brazil to the US have responded in many ways, but some of these responses have resulted in human rights violations. Zika may just