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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...

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...

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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

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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Joe Palca

7 October 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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It's often difficult to detect eye diseases such as cancer in infants and toddlers because they have trouble sitting still, but a new smartphone app is helping eliminate this challenge. Parents are able to scan photos...

Forbes

Christine Ro

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16 September 2019

Sudan

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Dental work can be a less than fond experience for many, but a procedure developed in Sudan is helping to address the anxiety that often comes with treating cavities. The practice which caps a cavity rather than remov...

The New York Times

Livia Albeck-Ripka

10 July 2019

Melbourne, Australia

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Australia is nearing eradication of H.I.V. thanks in large part to the rapid implementation of PrEP as a preventative medication as well as the country's universal health care system. Although the battle is not over, ...

The Guardian

Paige Towers

7 June 2019

United States

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No matter where you are in the world, noise pollution negatively impacts your life and the lives of many animals. Becoming more aware of the unnecessary noises in the world, such as lawnmowers and snowmobiles, may be ...

The New York Times

Denise Grady

20 May 2019

United States

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For doctors, reading CT scans can be time consuming and the readings aren't always accurate. In a possible move towards better efficiency, researchers from Google are collaborating with several medical centers to use ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

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14 May 2019

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States

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Accessing preventative health care, such as routine mammograms, is often dictated by socioeconomic levels and geographical boundaries. To change this, an engineer sought out technology and partnerships that eventually...

Mosaic Science

Sophie Cousins

7 May 2019

Rwanda

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Rwanda has launched a community and health driven campaign in order to put a stop to the spread of cervical cancer by educating women about the HPV vaccine. Driven largely by dispelling myths and providing accurate in...

Bhekisisa

Nelisiwe Msomi

29 March 2019

South Africa

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South Africa is looking to tackle their HIV epidemic by changing the perception around preventative measures such as the PrEP prevention pill. Desmond Tutu Foundation’s PrEP program focuses on marketing the PrEP pill ...

The Boston Globe

Felice J. Freyer

26 February 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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After noticing the success of a handful of other countries that use safe consumption site, especially as it pertains to a reduction in overdose deaths and discarded dirty needles, Massachusetts is one of several state...

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Alice Park

23 February 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Bringing nutrition and diet under the purview of a patient’s medical care helps reduce lifetime healthcare risks and costs. The Fresh Food Farmacy, part of the Geisinger Health System in Northumberland County, Pennsyl...

The New York Times

Eric Ravenscraft

20 February 2019

United States

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Technology is being used in the medical industry to bridge gaps often created by health insurance companies' reliance on reactive rather than proactive care. From hearing loss to family planning, entrepreneurs are fin...

California Health Report

Nicole Knight

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19 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Reported cases of congenital syphilis have significantly increased in Los Angeles County, but the solution may be in more thorough intake assessments. Similar to the role drug industry representatives play in operatio...

The Verge

Lux Alptraum

11 February 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

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College campuses across the United States are installing emergency contraception vending machines in order to expand access and decrease stigma around medications such as Plan B. Although not all universities support ...

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Edward Siddons

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24 January 2019

Pakistan

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As a hesitance to vaccinate becomes a more prominent concern worldwide, Pakistan is experimenting with behavioral science to combat anti-vaccination mindsets. From holding conversations with healthcare workers to chan...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

24 January 2019

Huay Ton Chok, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

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A handful of viruses can spread from diseased animals to humans leading to deadly epidemics that could have been prevented if the animals had been identified and treated. In Thailand, doctors are trying to do just thi...

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Sarah Neville

16 January 2019

Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Cross collaboration efforts in Britain are targeting a loneliness problem in order to prevent and mitigate larger health issues. From peer support to interventions, programs across the country are focusing on increasi...

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Zara Stone

4 January 2019

Canada

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At-home health care isn't new, but technological advancements have allowed for the niche industry to expand beyond pregnancy tests and heart rate monitors. Although not without controversy, mail-in swab kits, artifici...

The Guardian

Robert Booth

18 November 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Allowing doctors to refer patients to social activities and community programs eases workloads by reducing hospital admissions for non-medical issues. The practice of “community prescribing,” pioneered by a group of g...

Capital & Main

Judith Lewis Mernit

23 October 2018

Eureka, California, United States

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Syringe exchange programs throughout the United States have been surrounded by controversy, but that doesn't mean they haven't had positive impacts on the community they serve. In northern California, the Humboldt Are...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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3 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Suicide prevention begins with identifying and addressing risk factors in patients. The Axis Health System has implemented a model developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, which has shown success in places...

Bhekisisa

Christabel Ligami

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2 October 2018

Turkana, Kenya

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Multi-purpose field clinics can offer a one-stop public health service for nomadic communities. In the northwest of Kenya, temporary Kimormor sites combine essential health services for nomadic families and their live...

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