(via Reporter Threatened Over Female Circumcision Story in Liberia | PRI’s The World)
The word was ‘lone,’ as in ‘PvPlm is the lone plasmepsin in...– From How to Write Like a Scientist by Adam Ruben, PhD, in Experimental Error.
Surprise! Putting a doctor activist in charge of... →
Tom Paulson in Humanosphere.
A staggering one in three Native American women will be raped in their...– From Why Native American Women Are Battling for Plan B by Akiba Solomon for Colorlines.
Toxic trailers? →
“Among the families he’s been following, there is one common denominator: They live in old, rundown trailers dating to the 1980s or earlier. He’s starting to wonder, could their homes be making them sick?” writes Cindy Yurth in the Navajo Times.
California’s long-running campaign to reduce air pollution has indirectly helped...– Dirty Crude Spells Dirty Air in California by RoH member Ngoc Nguyen for New America Media/InsideClimate News.
Public Remains Split on Health Care Bill, Opposed... →
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press reviews recent polling.
It’s a weird surgery with weird effects; Lehman’s skin ripples when he thinks...– A True Bionic Limb Remains Far Out of Reach by Michael Chorost for Wired.
Supply-driven marketing, also known as “Have Drug — Need Disease and...– Seven Diseases Big Pharma Hopes You Get in 2012 by Martha Rosenberg in Alternet.
78 minutes in the life (and near death) of Fabrice... →
When Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba, 23, dramatically collapsed last Saturday he came perilously close to death. This is the remarkable story of the team that saved him By Euan Ferguson in The Observor
Everything in medicine is going mobile →
“Promoted as technology that can change behavior in both patients and physicians, mobile technology dominated the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting.” A report by Pamela Lewis Dolan at amednews.com.
This year, more than 1.3 million people will die as a result of road traffic...– Putting the brakes on road injuries is one of development’s greatest tests | Global development | guardian.co.uk
More on Jim Young Kim’s nomination: U.S. picks a nominee for head of the World Bank | Marketplace from American Public Media
The mission of the World Bank is to help lift people out of poverty, and Kim...– From: Jim Yong Kim: President Obama’s groundbreaking choice for World Bank president - PostPartisan - The Washington Post. Kim is a co-founder of Partners in Health.
In global health, the stories that matter are rarely news; the resources and...– An excellent read by Stephanie Friedhoff in Nieman Reports: “Global Health: A Story Rarely Told”
Health reform already affecting most Californians →
By RoH member Daniel Weintraub for HealthyCal.
The Coroner’s report explains the role drug abuse played in Houston’s death. (via Cocaine, heart disease contributed to Houston’s drowning, coroner says - CNN.com)
‘A board that doesn’t have to answer to anybody and has the latitude...– The U.S. House (with a Republican majority) voted to eliminate the advisory board, created through the 2010 health care reform law, to make recommendationson how to achieve Medicare savings. House votes to repeal key health care reform provision - CNN.com
Finalists announced in the James Beard Foundation...
Among the finalists for this prestigious prize for reports on food is National Health Journalism Fellow Maureen O’Hagan for her project in The Seattle Times, “Feeling the Weight: The Emotional Battle to Control Kids’ Diet.”
If you venture deeply enough into the bowels of the internet, you can find some...– Excellent health post from Jezebel: also touches on how Tumblr, mobile health apps can encourage anorexia and other eating disorders: The Scary, Weird World of Pinterest Thinspo Boards
the National Women’s Law Center, a research and advocacy group, says that in...– A new health care law will prohibit such gender based starting in 2014. Women Still Pay More for Health Insurance, Data Shows - NYTimes.com
Worth watching: (via Video: ‘Valley of Shadows and Dreams’ | California Watch)
This will reduce unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments of early signs that might be insignificant and not develop into cancer. (via Cervical cancer: New screening guidelines - CBS News)
A very inspiring story about a young athlete who overcame a rare auto immune disease and his coach who donated his kidney. (via Outfielder: Transplant won’t block my major league dreams – - CNN.com Blogs)
New study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. (via Doctors: Still too many stair-related injuries among children – - CNN.com Blogs)