Who will be the new WHO leader?

This upcoming May marks a pivotal transition in the World Health Organization (WHO): its 26th election for a new director. Whoever will serve as the new director of the WHO will make decisions that affect millions of lives around the...

/ December 13, 2017

A Prescription For Cultural Competency

With the ever-increasing diversity of our nation come new opportunities and challenges for healthcare providers and policymakers. Despite the many notable advancements that have been achieved in the last decade, new treatments have failed to be effectively applied to racial...

/ November 27, 2017

The Potential of Zika Virus in Cancer Treatment: An Overview of Oncolytic Viruses

Despite significant strides in cancer research, current treatments for a lethal form of brain cancer — glioblastoma — remain palliative and ultimately futile. However, recent experimental research utilizing a unique brand of viruses demonstrates the real possibility of developing a...

/ November 27, 2017

Selling Sickness

Can sickness be sold? Sure, you wouldn’t “sell sickness” in the same way that you would a flat screen TV or an iPhone, but there are individuals who make a living off of this seemingly unusual practice. Selling sickness, also...

/ November 15, 2017

Children, or experiments?

As health & medicine research on children continues to expand, in light of its benefits to scientific progress, the Hippocrates Med Review takes a step back to examine the ethics of this morally ambiguous phenomenon.   Think about your little siblings,...

/ November 15, 2017

Breast Cancer is a Western World Malady: DEBUNKED

Breast cancer is a disease that runs rampant in the United States, but many tend to isolate the incidence of this cancer to the U.S.  However, breast cancer affects populations all over the world. The common misconception and ignorance of...

/ November 14, 2017

The Current State of Suicide in America

It’s the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It’s at its highest rate in the past 30 years. And it’s one of the most complex and underreported issues facing every demographic of the American society. Every year,...

/ November 6, 2017

Shapeshifter Cancer Cells: A Path To Destruction

Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine recently made a groundbreaking discovery on the nature of prostate cancer cells. While studying the structure of prostate cancer cells, these researchers found that these cells possess...

/ November 5, 2017

When the War on Polio was Trumped by the War on Terror: How the CIA Endangered Polio Eradication

On May 2nd, 2011, the most hunted man in the world met his end. Bullets fired by U.S commandos finally sealed the fate of Osama Bin Laden 5. As the news spread people in the United States poured into the...

/ October 12, 2017

Hypocrisy in Healthcare

While studying abroad in England and volunteering with the Radcliffe Hospital branch of the NHS, I have heard multiple opinions about the detrimental effects of NHS infrastructure on patient care. This article evaluates the roots of recent NHS protests, revealing complications...

/ October 12, 2017