As the New Year approaches, numerous columnists and media personalities have been vocal in their lamentations of past year. 'Watch Mojo' listed ten events that made the previous year “the worst,” whereas host of 'Last Week Tonight', John Oliver, literally

Bioethics is not a topic commonly associated with Presidential administrations and the President’s legacy. But in fact, in addition to their day-to-day responsibilities which can often involve health, science, and technology policy, for decades, Presidents have appointed special commissions to

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY, DR MARGARET CHAN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  The world has changed dramatically since the start

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

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

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