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Fighting TB with phone calls: A project that reminded patients to take their medicine

The News Minute

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To remind tuberculosis patients to take their medication, hospitals in India incorporated the use of mobile phones. When patients received their medication by mail, the packaging material instructed them to call a toll-free number, which allowed the healthcare providers to check back in on those ...

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Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help

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Recent statists are showing that an alarming number of veterinarians are committing suicide due to a variety of reasons from emotional stress to financial strain. Not One More Vet, a Facebook group started by a veterinarian in California, is serving as an unofficial mental health resource for man...

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LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Face Layered Marginalization, So These Four Organizations Are Here to Help

Teen Vogue

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LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are filling this unique niche. For example, AsylumConnect created an app of resource...

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Upcoming Philadelphia Based App Connects LGBTQ Folks with Informed Affordable Health Care

Philadelphia Gay News

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When you're new to a city, finding health practitioners that you trust can be difficult, and it's made even more challenging if you identify as LGBTQ and are looking for queer-competent providers. A new app launching in Philadelphia changes that thought, by acting as a "queer health care 'Yelp.'”

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Tech giants and 2-year colleges are teaming up to teach in-demand skills

Education Dive

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Amazon has developed a cloud computing certificate. It is one of a growing number of technology companies partnering with community colleges and increasingly four year colleges to offer vendor-specific curriculum. But critics don't believe colleges will be able to change coursework as fast as the...

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Saving The Planet One Drone At A Time

Are We Europe Magazine

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As conservationists around the world grapple with saving endangered species, many have turned to the tech sector. Initiatives like The Zooniverse, a citizen science platform for people-powered research, are helping expand over 90 different projects. Even more, scientists have started directly col...

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