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Orin Levine, The Huffington Post If you're an adrenaline junkie and you want to pursue a health career, you're probably better served by becoming an emergency room doctor than an epidemiologist or researcher. In these careers, you may work a long time for uncommon rewards and...

Sarah Boseley's Global Health Blog Chad and Somalia are the riskiest places in the world to fall sick if you are a child. Switzerland and Finland are the safest. That's the conclusion of an index produced by Save the Children, which ranks 161 countries based on...

Harold Mandel, The Examiner The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is described on the foundation website as is a family foundation which is driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family. It is the position of the Gates family that science and technology have...

Brian Greenwood, David Salisbury, and Adrian V. S. Hill, The Royal Society Vaccines have made a major contribution to global health in recent decades but they could do much more. In November 2011, a Royal Society discussion meeting, ‘New vaccines for global health’, was held in...

Fabiana Frayssinet, IPS RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29, 2011 (IPS) - A scientific alliance in which developing countries are playing a key role has taken on the challenge of producing paediatric AIDS drugs, an area that is no longer a priority for pharmaceutical companies because mother-to-child...

Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times In a new report, a panel of scientists assembled by the Institute of Medicine reviewed the risks of some of the most common vaccines. The panel found no evidence that a popular vaccine causes autism, a subject that has ignited...

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