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Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Carol Dannhauser

12 February 2020

Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Connecticut has expanded its reach to specifically target rural communities, which has played a role in the declining rates of “potentially preventable” cancer deaths. Both empl...

NBC News

Kaitlin Sullivan

28 January 2020

New York, United States

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A new form of psychiatric treatment known as psychedelic-assisted therapy is gaining recognition of being a credible way to fight against anxiety and depression. This breakthrough has proven to be especially beneficia...

Ars Technica

John Timmer

30 December 2019

United States

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Researchers are seeing early success in piloting the notion that injecting tumors with the flu vaccine will re-engage the immune system. For mice with cancerous tumors, the researchers injected this year's flu vaccine...

NPR

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...

U.S. News & World Report

Abby Sewell

5 September 2019

Lebanon, Jordan

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The King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan and the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon were both established in order to help children from all different regions battle cancer, but since war broke out, they have ...

U.S. News & World Report

Prue Clarke

5 September 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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Enrolling local agents allows global partners to connect underserved and remote communities to healthcare. A partnership between Rwanda’s Health Ministry and the Boston-based nonprofit, Partners in Health, trains comm...

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

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5 September 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Depending on location and socio-economics, treating childhood cancer looks different for many families. In Washington, organizations are cognizant of this gap and are aiming to eliminate barriers for these families by...

U.S. News & World Report

Ting Shi

5 September 2019

Hong Kong

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Treating childhood cancer has proved to be difficult in Hong Kong with specialists spread across various regions, but a new hospital has addressed this by introducing "a one-stop childhood cancer center." In a country...

U.S. News & World Report

Ting Shi

5 September 2019

Shanghai, China

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Despite being faced with many limitations, China is trying to improve treatments and overall outcomes for childhood cancer patients. Although the country is still pushing for further success, hospitals so far have see...

NPR

Patrick Adams

26 July 2019

Butaro, Rwanda

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A hospital in Rwanda is expanding access for cancer treatment while also showing that treating children in impoverished areas doesn't have to be expensive. Through partnerships and low labor costs, doctors at the Buta...

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...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

9 April 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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People with mental illnesses often do not receive patient-centered care that takes into consideration the mental illness along with the health concern they’re facing. Aiming to address this issue as is specifically pe...

Yes! Magazine

Julia Hotz

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25 February 2019

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, loneliness is an epidemic. Those who feel chronically lonely may have weaker immune systems, an increased risk of cancer, and shorter life spans. These afflictions and risks associated with lone...

The Guardian

Ian Sample

4 December 2018

Queensland, Australia

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A new inexpensive and fast procedure can detect the presence of cancer cells in a person’s body. The ease and 90% accuracy rate of this test could make it an effective initial scan for malignant cells detecting cancer...

The Age

Aisha Dow

3 October 2018

Australia

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Cervical cancer rates in Australia have dropped about 50 percent in just a few decades. The country first started pap smear campaigns in 1991, then began rolling out free HPV vaccinations nationwide in 2007. “Because ...

CNN

Nina Avramova

3 October 2018

Australia

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Vaccination and screening programs have helped Australia get close to eliminating cervical cancer. It was one of the first countries to launch a nationwide HPV vaccination effort back in 2007 and now boasts an inciden...

The New York Times

Livia Albeck-Ripka

3 October 2018

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Australia has one of the lowest cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in the world, thanks to a nationwide effort to screen women and vaccinate both boys and girls against HPV. Widespread public support has he...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

10 July 2018

Kenya

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Kenya is among the first countries in African to have a cancer test machine that will help cut the time and cost it takes to diagnose cancer. A medical laboratory services firm acquired the IDYLLA lab machine that all...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

29 May 2018

Eldoret, Kenya

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A new liquid biopsy is able to detect all types of cancer via a blood test. This new technology will allow physicians to diagnose cancer and monitor cancer treatments without invasive tissue biopsies.

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Catherine Cheney

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22 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh, India

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90 percent of cervical cancer deaths occur in countries where preventative care is unavailable. An organization called TogetHER is leading the charge to eradicate cervical cancer deaths by raising funds to distribute ...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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11 May 2018

Sebastopol, California, United States

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A trial in several California cities is testing the idea that providing nutritionally tailored meals to chronically ill, low-income patients will have an impact on their health. Similar projects have shown participant...

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Michaela Haas

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3 May 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Ridhi Tariyal developed an easy way for women to test their fertility after her OB/GYN refused to do blood tests to help her determine if she might have trouble getting pregnant. Women are sent a box by NextGenJane, T...

The Guardian

George Monbiot

21 February 2018

Frome, Somerset, England

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Data from a trial in Frome, England shows that strong community support has a strong impact on recovery rates from a variety of medical ailments. The Compassionate Frome Project and Health Connections Mendip connect p...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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25 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Launched in September 2017, Cognoma is a database of information regarding the genetic makeup of cancerous tumors developed in collaboration between University of Pennsylvania researchers and Philadelphia’s tech commu...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

7 October 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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Two major pharmaceutical companies are offering discount cancer drugs in some African countries in an initiative modeled on the aids campaign. In African countries access to cancer treatment is scarce due to high pric...

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