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11
Jul

Zika on Tech Companies Radar

Firms such as Microsoft are forming partnerships with public health officials to test new high-tech tools in the war against Zika. CHICAGO (Reuters) – American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including

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19
Jun

Early childhood development essential to helping more children

249 million children under five are at risk of not reaching developmental potential, implementing low-cost interventions could reverse this trend An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to findings from The Lancet’s new Series,

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15
Jun

Humanitarian medicine is more than a technical exercise

What a sad indictment of our times that the Turkey Hub of the Health Cluster, a UN-activated humanitarian health coordination body, has begun to calculate the confirmed number of attacks against hospitals in Syria. Mohamed Elamein and colleagues, as part of the Lancet Series on health in humanitarian crises, present evidence on the use of the Monitoring

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9
Jun

Excess weight and multimorbidity: people’s health experience in risk

Prospective cohorts have greatly advanced our understanding of the causes of premature death and disease occurrence. This knowledge has subsequently been used to improve public health through disease prevention, ranging from policies to control tobacco and alcohol for entire populations, to guidelines for blood pressure and lipid management in individual patients. In particular, analyses of

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