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Believe It or Not, Modern Tech Hurts Us in Global Crises

Sheri Fink, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, reminds us that low-tech solutions, and imaginative innovation are sometimes better than modern, electricity-dependent technologies in times of crisis.   Filmed at FutureMed, in February, 2012, at Singularity...

5 Ways to Make Our World a Healthier Place

Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP, President of The Task Force for Global Health, former head of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, discusses the top 5 issues currently facing global health. From eradicating disease to reducing poverty, he covers the ways that doctors and patients can come together to ensure that even the poorest people in the world can lead healthy lives. Read more about The Task Force for Global Health.       Featured image is a screenshot from video...

Baseball In a Time of Cholera

The cholera epidemic in Haiti was one of the worst public health outbreaks to plague an already devastated nation. After the catastrophic earthquake that took place on January 12, 2010, upwards of 7,490 people have died and 586,000 people have fallen ill to cholera. To make matters worse, UN peacekeepers from Nepal were implicated as the source of the outbreak. This must-see short documentary covers the aftermath of the outbreak as well as one boy’s personal story to keep hope alive for his family and community through baseball. Watch the film, share it with your network and visit undeny.org to sign the petition. Together we can end this crisis!       Featured image is a screenshot from video above ...

Doctor’s Without Borders Reports Unprecedented Chemical Victims in Syria

An announcement from Doctors Without Borders has confirmed that three hospitals in Syria’s Damascus have reported over 3,600 patients arriving at their clinics with neurotoxic symptoms. Of the 3,600 patients who arrived within three hours, 355 have been reported dead. Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says that patients arrived with symptoms such as convulsions, excessive saliva, and pointed pupils, all signs of a neurotoxic agent. MSF has been using atropine to treat the patients. There is much concern over the violation of international humanitarian law, due to the belief that the source of the neurotoxin was a biological warfare attack. Did Syria use chemical weapons against its own people, including thousands of children? The answer to this question has not yet been definitively answered but the United States has already readied troops to intervene if indeed this was a violation of the international humanitarian law. WARNING: Images are graphic and disturbing Read the announcement published by Doctors Without Borders. Featured image is a screen shot from the video...

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