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

The Role of El Niño – Southern Oscillation in Shaping Cholera Disease Dynamics: The Case of Bangladesh
Development / Health / Health Treatement

The Role of El Niño – Southern Oscillation in Shaping Cholera Disease Dynamics: The Case of Bangladesh

The Role of El Niño – Southern Oscillation in Shaping Cholera Disease Dynamics: The Case of Bangladesh Amanda Allnutt Cholera remains a major public health problem in many developing nations. Areas with large cholera epidemics include Bangladesh, India and countries in Africa and South Africa (Kovats et al., 2003). Figure 1 shows areas that reported … Continue reading

Bringing Birth Home: An Analysis of Inuit Birthing Practices and Policies
Aboriginal Health / Canada / Health / Health Care / Health Policy / Health Treatement

Bringing Birth Home: An Analysis of Inuit Birthing Practices and Policies

Bringing Birth Home: An Analysis of Inuit Birthing Practices and Policies Talia Bronstein Inuit birthing practices changed dramatically following first contact with European colonialists in the 16th century. Since then, the Canadian government has played a large role in determining what birthing practices are or are not appropriate and available to Inuit communities. In turn, … Continue reading

In Cancer’s Genes
Health / Health Care / Health Science / Health Treatement

In Cancer’s Genes

In Cancer’s Genes Pauline Helle Abstract: Interview with Professor Børresen-Dale: Professor Børresen-Dale  is a pioneer in gene-based cancer treatment. By decoding the genetic material of a patient’ s tumor, researchers can determine the tumor’s “Achilles’ heel,” its weak point, and thus the optimal treatment. This approach is known as “ personalized treatment” and may eventually … Continue reading