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Advancing TB Test Technology, Where It Matters Most

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Tuberculosis is still a rampant problem in the developing world. Doctors are looking for even more advanced ways to test for TB beyond the GeneXpert tests.

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A Housecall to Help With Doctor's Orders

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The health problems of millions of Americans are directly related to patients' failure to follow doctors’ orders. Community health workers are increasingly successful in New York and other American cities – not to substitute for doctors, but to help patients stick to their treatment plans.

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An Enlightened Exchange in Iran

The New York Times

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Two columns on how Iran averted a major AIDS epidemic through needle exchange programs; a conservative theocracy is successfully treating drug abuse as if it were Amsterdam.

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A Plan to Make Homelessness History

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Roughly 700,000 people in the United States are homeless. By partnering with cities across America, the 100,000 Homes campaign is going directly to the streets to end homelessness - and it’s working.

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A Trade Barrier to Defeating AIDS

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One-pill-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectual property safely.

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Drugs and Abusive Father Drove Her Into Military Life

Women's E-News

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At least 25 percent of female veterans were sexually abused in childhood, making it more difficult to reenter civilian life. Volunteers of America runs a holistic housing program for homeless veterans in the U.S.

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Female Veterans pose homeless challenge for VA

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Female veterans are more likely to have a history of trauma, be unemployed, and be homeless. To address this disparity, the VA has started awarding grants to organizations that help female vets.

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Fighting Depression, One Village at a Time

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In many nations with highly traumatized people, psychologists and psychiatrists are absent. Different programs in various nations are training ordinary people and creating community groups to effectively satisfy the mental health needs of their community.

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Fighting TB with a Drive-in Film and Test

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Slow test results makes it difficult to stop the spread of tuberculosis. Using faster diagnostic technology and driving vans to rural areas, GeneXpert is treating this curable disease in Tanzania.

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Doing Good by Default

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Forms that ask people to opt-in or opt-out can swing enrollment in programs such as organ donation and retirement savings accounts with a default choice that reflects the statistically more popular option. It could be an easy, cheap and effective way to nudge people to make choices that are bette...

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