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Science Africa

Sharon Atieno

16 March 2021

Siaya County, Kenya

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In Kenya's Siaya County, community-selected individuals known as nyamrerwa are trained "to address healthcare issues of individuals and communities in their respective localities." The initiative is part of a larger s...

BBC

Ben Wyatt

23 February 2021

United States

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To prevent concussions during sports, some conferences are changing rules, while others are turning to technology to create new kinds of helmets and mouth guards that do a better job at protecting the brain. The innov...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Jenifer Frank

22 February 2021

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Medical providers are increasingly prescribing nature therapy – like walks, hikes, or recreational activities – as a way to help children and adults cope with life stressors. First popularized in Japan as "forest bath...

South Dakota News Watch

Bart Pfankuch

28 January 2021

South Dakota, United States

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A new therapeutic treatment known as a monoclonal antibody infusion has been made available across the U.S. for Covid-19 patients who are most at-risk of being hospitalized for the virus. In South Dakota, one of the ...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Elizabeth Heubeck

28 January 2021

Danbury, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut’s school-based health centers, which offer medical and behavioral health care to children, have been able to remain open during the pandemic by using a mix of on-site and telehealth options. Although servi...

Al Jazeera

Laura López González

17 November 2020

Switzerland

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As the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine continues, many officials are preemptively discussing how the vaccine will be disseminated, especially as richer countries have already "staked their claim to the first doses....

Kaiser Health News

Anastassia Gliadkovskaya

17 November 2020

New York, United States

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To "punish major drugmakers for their role in the opioid epidemic and generate funding for treatment programs," the state of New York implemented a new an excise tax on opioids. Since going into effect, though, the ta...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

29 July 2020

Teton County, Wyoming, United States

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Contact tracing has helped identify hundreds potential cases of Covid-19 in Teton County, Wyoming. Conducted by the county's health department, the process works much like it does for other communicable diseases, such...

The Local

Ingri Bergo

19 June 2020

Paris, France

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French officials have implemented a more preemptive strategy to battle a potential second wave of COVID-19 in the suburbs of Paris, which were home to those hardest hit by the virus in May. Health workers have set up ...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Heather May

3 May 2020

Kearns, Utah, United States

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The Kearns Community Coalition in Utah is a collective community effort that aims to "help adults improve their parenting skills, help teens understand the harmful effects of substance use, and increase opportunities ...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

29 April 2020

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

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A new initiative at St. John’s Health in Wyoming aimed at bettering people's health while saving the hospital money by combining wellness services with behavioral programs has shown promise but was put on hold due to ...

KCRA-TV

Marlei Martinez

20 March 2020

Sacramento, California, United States

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The UC Davis Medical Center in California is piloting an internal rapid test to more efficiently detect coronavirus. Although it is still in its early stages, the development is allowing the medical professionals to t...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

18 March 2020

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Drive-through coronavirus testing sites aren't just safer for all involved, they're also more efficient. Although the limited exposure to hospital personnel and other patients is critical for slowing the spread, drive...

The New York Times

Hannah Beech

17 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore among several other countries have been able to contain coronavirus by working to stay ahead of the spread, rather than confront the spread as it happens. Using strategies – some partially built after learni...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

16 March 2020

South Korea

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The testing efficiency and protocols implemented in South Korea to slow the spread of coronavirus have proven to be successful, with the latest reports of the country showing that reports of cases have leveled off. Co...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

16 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has emerged as an outlier in the fight to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, having not imposed strict or aggressive containment strategies, yet still seeing few cases reported. The country's success is li...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Luis Zambrano

3 March 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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To better serve Mexican citizens living in the U.S., the Mexican government created an initiative known as Health Windowns that helps bridge the gap between immigrants and preventive health care access. Although anyon...

Bhekisisa

Melody Schreiber

Laura López González

27 February 2020

Rwanda

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Mosquito nets in Rwanda and other regions are getting undergoing a change due to mosquitos increasingly showing resistance to the usual chemicals sprayed on them. The new nets, currently being piloted throuhgout other...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miranda Cyr

21 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Immigrant children waiting to gain access to the U.S. from Mexico often require vaccinations when they get to the border, but the immigration process doesn't allow for it. To address this gap in health care, an organi...

Vox

Tara Golshan

22 January 2020

Maryland, United States

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Maryland's health care system is based on three pillars – all-payer rate setting, a global budget, and total cost of care – that, together, have shown positive results both for the patients and for the state's hospita...

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

13 December 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Duodenoscopes are used to "diagnose and treat diseases of the pancreas and bile duct," but were found to be in danger of infecting patients when practiced as a reusable tool. To reduce the risk of infection, a disposa...

Positive.News

Peter Yeung

11 November 2019

Ghana

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A new vaccine to prevent malaria has shown promise in clinical studies and is now being more widely distributed in Africa. Although doctors caution that it is not fail-proof, when used in conjunction with other safety...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

11 November 2019

United States

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Societal and environmental changes over the years have impacted the likelihood of women being diagnosed with breast cancer, but preventative measures may help mitigate that. From risk-reducing medications for those wh...

Time Magazine

Mandy Oaklander

24 October 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Medical professionals throughout the United States are starting to implement mental health screenings during routine care in order to better assess those at risk of suicide. Using a combination of health records and q...

WBBM-TV

Lauren Victory

21 October 2019

Illinois, United States

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After recognizing that just-released inmates were more likely to overdose on opioids, Cook County Jail partnered with Cook County Health to train at-risk detainees how to administer Naloxone nasal spray. This program ...

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