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

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

Air Pollution – A Worldwide Problem

A recent report from the World Health Organization reveals the growing problem regarding worsening air pollution, its risk of exposure, and its associated diseases (WHO). According to this study, more than 9 in 10 people breathe in “unhealthy air”, making...

/ August 20, 2017

Will the New African CDC Repeat the Bureaucratic Mistakes of the Ebola Outbreak?

The Ebola virus left the African continent in shock, killing over 11,000 in the worst outbreak since the emergence of HIV/AIDS (Mezher, 2015). Although thousands of volunteers, international peace-keepers, and physicians collaborated to fight Ebola, more efficient overseeing bodies could...

/ July 15, 2017

The War on HIV in the Philippines

While the overall rate of HIV infections has been gradually decreasing in Asia in recent years due to aggressive awareness and preventions programs, the Philippines remains an exception. In fact, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimated that...

/ July 10, 2017

How the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Keeps America Safe in the 21st Century

Headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for the protection of public health and safety. The CDC was founded in 1946 after...

/ July 8, 2017

Fighting with Limits: A New Horizon

Unfortunately, setting your priorities isn’t always easy – especially when thousands of lives depend on your decisions.  In the world of diseases, deciding which illness to address first can prove crucial to a country’s future.  However, agreeing on the actual...

/ June 25, 2017

America vs. the World: Health Care Pros and Cons

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – President Harry S. Truman As President Truman stated, the United States is globally perceived and glorified...

/ April 21, 2017

Global Gag Rule Makes Women’s Health Worse Again

In his first few days in office, President Donald Trump signed multiple executive actions, one of which reinstated the global gag rule. The global gag rule prevented international aids given to health clinics that proposed abortions as a family-planning option...

/ April 21, 2017