Treatment of Schistosomiasis in Africa
Africa / Health Policy / Health Science / Health Treatement

Treatment of Schistosomiasis in Africa

Treatment of Schistosomiasis in Africa Abstract Schistosomiasis is part of a group of diseases that generally afflict the poorer regions of the world. These diseases are collectively called neglected tropical diseases because historically, little funding has been put into researching cures or treating the afflicted population; instead, efforts have been focused on more fatal diseases, … Continue reading

Marijuana and Madness: The Etiology, Evolution, and Clinical Expression of Psychoses
Health Care / Health Policy / Psychoses

Marijuana and Madness: The Etiology, Evolution, and Clinical Expression of Psychoses

Marijuana and Madness: The Etiology, Evolution, and Clinical Expression of Psychoses Abstract Throughout the world, cannabis is the most widely consumed illicit drug (EMCDDA, 2008). Dramatic increases in cannabis consumption have been observed in the last 30 years, possibly due to increased social acceptance and legalization in some areas (UNODC, 2012). There has also been … Continue reading

Dissent of the Faithful: Roman Catholic Disobedience to Vatican Policy on Contraception
Catholic Policy / Catholocism / Contraception / Health Policy / Religion / Religious Policy / Social Policy

Dissent of the Faithful: Roman Catholic Disobedience to Vatican Policy on Contraception

Dissent of the Faithful: Roman Catholic Disobedience to Vatican Policy on Contraception Abstract In 2010, despite a longstanding ban on contraceptives of all kinds within the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI made a statement that seemed to suggest that the Vatican had changed its stance on the use of condoms as a means of … Continue reading

Euthanasia in Canada: Federal Leverage, Provincial Innovation, and Palliative Care
Canadian Policy / Euthanasia / Federal Policy / Health Policy / Palliative Policy

Euthanasia in Canada: Federal Leverage, Provincial Innovation, and Palliative Care

Euthanasia in Canada: Federal Leverage, Provincial Innovation, and Palliative Care Abstract In 2010, Canadians older than 65 represented slightly more than 14% of the population, yet they consumed 45% of provincial and territorial government health care dollars (Canadian Institute for Health Information [CIHI], 2012). While CIHI’s National Health Expenditure Trends show consumption has been growing … Continue reading

Without Prevention Programming, is DOTS Enough to Reduce the Incidence of Tuberculosis? Observational Analysis from Mayapuri Slum, New Delhi
Development / Development Policy / Health Policy / Health Risk / healthcare / Tuberculosis / WHO

Without Prevention Programming, is DOTS Enough to Reduce the Incidence of Tuberculosis? Observational Analysis from Mayapuri Slum, New Delhi

Without Prevention Programming, is DOTS Enough to Reduce the Incidence of Tuberculosis? Observational Analysis from Mayapuri Slum, New Delhi Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten largest contributors to global mortality: in 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed TB and 1.3 million died as a result (WHO 2013). India has been ranked … Continue reading

Legal Obstructions to Access to Essential Medicines
Health Policy / Legal / Medicine

Legal Obstructions to Access to Essential Medicines

Legal Obstructions to Access to Essential Medicines Annie Liang Abstract: Canada has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, with an average life span at birth of 81.48 years relative to an aver- age life expectancy of 51.86 years for a person living in Lesotho (World Fact Book, 2012). The huge life expectancy … Continue reading

Partner Involvement in Contraception and STD Prevention: What is Holding Men Back?
Health Care / Health Policy / Sexual Health

Partner Involvement in Contraception and STD Prevention: What is Holding Men Back?

Partner Involvement in Contraception and STD Prevention: What is Holding Men Back? Claire O’Brien Abstract: Contraception and sexually transmitted dis- ease (STD), in this day and age, are not uncommon terms among young men and women in Canada, the United States, and many other parts of the world. As a guest lecture in the McGill … Continue reading