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WHO travel costs 'outstrip' disease budget

The World Health Organization spent about $200m in 2015 and 2016 on travel, a figure that far exceeds what it spends on public health problems such as AIDS, the Associated Press (AP) news agency has reported.<p>Citing internal documents, AP reported on Sunday that the UN health agency is struggling to …

Disease

When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.<p>The Guardian recently featured a heart-rending story about children rescued from trafficking in Togo, paralleling a previous story on the same subject in Benin. Both reports painted a picture that will be familiar to many: ruthless …

New global migration mapping to help fight against infectious diseases

Geographers at the University of Southampton have completed a large scale data and mapping project to track the flow of internal human migration in …

One health economics for healthy people, agriculture and environment

<b>Disease Outbreaks: A Constant Threat</b> <br>The World Health Organization called for “heightened vigilance and strengthened surveillance efforts” last week …

Call to offer HPV vaccine to boys

<b>Scientific experts are meeting on Monday to discuss whether boys as well as girls should be offered the HPV jab.</b><p>It comes amid pressure to extend vaccination to all adolescent boys in the UK, in line with other countries.<p>The committee is expected to focus initially on whether to offer the vaccine to …

Public Health

Telehealth Doctor Visits May Be Handy, But Aren't Cheaper Overall

Telehealth takes a lot of forms these days. Virtual visits with a health care provider can take place by video, phone or text, or via the Web or a mobile app. The one commonality: You get to consult a doctor from your home, the office, Starbucks or anywhere with a wifi or mobile connection.<p>These …

Health Care

Why our emotions are cultural – not built in at birth

There is no scientific evidence that we are hardwired with emotions, says Lisa Feldman Barrett. They develop as we grow<p>The time-honoured story of emotion goes something like this: we all have emotions built in from birth. They are distinct, recognisable phenomena inside us. When something happens …

The Big Moves This Past Year In The Fight Against the World's Top Infectious Killer

Global health experts see an uptick in political will in the fight against tuberculosis.<p>Each year, World Tuberculosis Day brings another reminder that an airborne scourge is the top infectious killer worldwide despite being preventable and curable.<p>An estimated 1.8 million people died in 2015 of the …

Public Health

Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution

1.<p>Kuhn, T. S. <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i> (Univ. Chicago Press, 2012).<p>2.<p>de Solla Price, D. J. <i>Little Science, Big Science... and Beyond</i> …

Gender

Beyond Longevity: Healthy Aging as a Universal Goal

What is the difference between life span and health span? The first reflects longevity measured by the number of years lived, while the second …

Aging

Gender bias distorts peer review across fields

In many scientific fields, women publish fewer papers than men, are less likely to be listed as first authors1 and are less likely to receive glowing …

Social Sciences

“Paging Dr. Fraud”: The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining Science

In the fall of 2015, a young scholar named Anna Olga Szust began sending her C.V. and a cover letter to scores of scientific journals, with the hope of being named an editor. Editors play a vital role in the world of science publishing, checking the methodology of authors and managing the …

The ethics of research: how to end the exploitation of vulnerable communities

Vulnerable indigenous communities across the world have long fallen victim to plundering “bioprospectors” who have raided and commercialised their …

Researchers find another immune system link science said didn't exist: Unexpected connection likely sabotaging vaccines designed to treat cancer

Unexpected connection likely sabotaging vaccines designed to treat cancer<p>A part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system …

The shackles of scientific journals

SCIENCE advances fastest when data and conclusions are shared as quickly as possible. Yet it is common practice for medical researchers to hoard …

San People of South Africa Issue Code of Ethics for Researchers

Earlier this month, three groups of San people in South Africa issued what is believed to be the first code of research ethics put together by …

South Africa

Another step forward in making scientific data available for everyone

I’ve long believed that enhancing the flow of data — and finding new ways to use it — can transform global health in ways we’ve only dreamed. But we …

What is college for?

1 May was National College Decision Day in the U.S. – the deposit deadline for admission into many U.S. colleges and universities. Early indications …

Beethoven’s 5th reworked in the style of Chopin - it’s absolutely exquisite

Trust us: you’ll be converted by ‘Chophoven’.

Sergio Aguero to leave Man City for hometown club after World Cup | football

Manchester City’s star striker Sergio Aguero said he will leave the English Premier League side for Argentine football club Independiente after the …

Maradona leads tributes to Argentina great Perfumo

The 1986 World Cup winner sent his condolences, as did El Mariscal's former clubs and colleagues after learning the defensive great passed on after suffering an aneurysm<p>Legendary Argentina defender Roberto Perfumo has passed away at the age of 73, after suffering a fall in the early hours of …

Chikungunya – Argentina

On 7 March 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Argentina notified PAHO/WHO of the first chikungunya outbreak in the country.

Public Health

Argentina's new president faces strike, discontent as prices leap

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - In power just two months, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri is already facing labor unrest, with a national public sector strike planned for Wednesday as workers protest rocketing inflation and job cuts.<p>State workers march towards Plaza de Mayo square during a protest in …

Maybe It’s Time to Take Animal Feelings Seriously

Dogs can read human emotions. So, it appears, can horses. Whales have regional accents. Ravens have demonstrated that they might be able to guess at …

Animals

Lost Mozart piece performed for first time, Kanye’s album is better

"The Life of Pablo" is everything Mozart wished "Per la ricuperata salute di Ophelia" could've been, and more.

Mozart

Pray You Aren’t Special

For some people things come easily. Pray that isn’t you.<p>We live in an age of distorted praise. If two students receive the same high grade on an …

Why doctors choose to die differently

<b>(CNN) —</b> Snow was falling. He sat wrapped in a blanket on the edge of the couch, watching intently out the window. Large flurries lazily made their way down from gray skies. In North Carolina, this was a rare sight.<p>I stood next to his husband. His body had a musty, sick smell of unwashed hair and …

Medicine