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Risikat Ramoni

19 September 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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Doctors and nurses with the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria provide free specialized care to over 5,000 people at a local hospital. An annual CT scan monitors patients' risk of stroke, with those who are high-risk gett...

Nigeria Health Watch

Innocent Eteng

13 September 2021

Nigeria

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Miraclefeet is a U.S. based nonprofit that provides free clubfoot treatment in 29 countries, including 15 in Africa. Following Ponseti, a nonsurgical treatment plan, caregivers gently manipulate a child’s feet by stre...

NPR

Jasmine Garsd

14 August 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Rock Safe Streets in the Red Fern Public Houses of Far Rockaway, Queens, ramped up its violence interrupter work starting in 2020 as gun violence increased. Red Fern then went nearly a year without a single shooting. ...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

12 July 2021

Colorado, United States

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A joint project between Wyoming and Colorado screens newborns for spinal muscular atrophy, allowing them to receive gene therapies to prevent the deadly disease’s progression. Once researchers identified a protein mis...

Ensia

Alessandra Bergamin

8 February 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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An on-going research study out of UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health has partnered with youth from the Salinas Valley for two decades to investigate the influence of pesticides on ch...

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Meghana Keshavan

22 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Doctors created a therapy for one young girl's supposedly fatal disease in record time. The patient's parents worked to fund research for the drug using social media and crowd funding. The drug is working, but the res...

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Meghana Keshavan

19 October 2018

United States

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Project Baby Bear is a grant-funded pilot program that uses genome sequencing to to diagnose sick infants. The doctors hope to save lives and save the system money on unnecessary treatments. Since very few sick infant...

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Jon Hamilton

9 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Essential tremor is a condition that causes people's hands to shake as they age. A new type of treatment uses high frequency sound waves to destroy specific brain tissue. So far, the treatment has proved effective in ...

PBS Frontline

Michelle Mizner

Katie Worth

2 August 2016

Recife, Brazil

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Racing to contain the Zika outbreak, Brazil has deployed an army of health workers to eradicate mosquitoes. But in a country where standing water abounds, giving mosquitoes endless opportunities to breed, the task is ...

Spectrum News

Amy Yee

4 May 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Minority families often miss out on treatment or get left out of research — an ethical failure. New projects are illuminating autism’s diverse shades and aim to provide care to all members of society.

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

18 February 2013

The Woodlands, Texas, United States

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A few years ago, a genetic sequencing test was so difficult and expensive that it was generally only available to participants in research projects like those sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. But the pr...

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