MicroRNAs: The Future of Cancer Treatments

BY SHARON WASHIO Existing treatments for cancer have varying levels of success depending on the type, location, stage of cancer, and more. Such options include chemotherapy, radiation, drugs, or surgery, but those afflicted must often keep an eye out for relapse even when the cancer seems to momentarily go away. Though improved pharmaceuticals and enhanced…

World AIDS Day: Fact vs. Fiction

In light of the recent World AIDS Day on December 1st, writer Nicholas Persaud takes a closer look at the disease and dispels facts from fiction.

11 Tips for Living a Happier and Healthier Life

Natalia Brokate Take Time for Yourself Eat a meal alone. Read a book. Fly a kite. Seriously, anything works. Just do it. I guarantee that you will feel refreshed after spending time alone with your thoughts. According to Dr. Reed Larson from the University of Illinois, alone time plays a constructive role in daily life…

Vaccine Delivery: Reaching New Heights

Writer Tiffany Pham details the use of drones to deliver vaccines to otherwise inaccessible regions. This cost and time efficient mode of transport has the potential to make a considerable impact on the future of healthcare and global health.

Is Surgery the Stepchild of Global Public Health?

By: Nina Rodriguez Surgery is a medical service typically not on the agenda for global healthcare advocates.  However, inadequate surgical care and scarce access to anesthesia is a serious issue in low-income and middle-income countries, such as Uganda.  It is a matter that is severely overshadowed by other more discussed crises.  In fact, Paul E. Farmer…