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Lancet Series Examines Burden Of Untreated Mental Health Disorders In India, China

New York Times: China and India Burdened by Untreated Mental Disorders “The growing burden of untreated mental disorders in the world’s two most populous countries, India and China, cannot be adequately addressed without changes to their health care systems and by training folk healers to become collaborators, a new report…

At Women Deliver Conference, Experts Discuss Contraceptive Access, Options, Maternal Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Self-injectable contraceptives could be life-saver in Africa: health experts “Self-injectable contraceptives, which are being trialed in Uganda and Senegal, could revolutionize women’s lives in rural Africa and dramatically cut maternal and newborn deaths, health experts said on Tuesday. The disposable $1 device consists of a small needle…

White House Launches National Microbiome Initiative To Investigate Microscopic Organisms’ Impacts On Health, Environment

ABC News: Microbiome Research Just Got a Mega Infusion of Government and Private Funding “The Obama administration announced a $121-million National Microbiome Initiative [Saturday] to study how microscopic organisms that live all over the environment — and our bodies — can impact our health, climate, and food security…” (Chopra, 5/13).…

Blog Post Examines Questions Over Long-Term Safety Of Dengue Fever Vaccine

Humanosphere: Questions hover over Asia’s first dengue vaccination program in Philippines Humanosphere reporter Lisa Nikolau discusses the launch of a school-based immunization campaign in the Philippines to deliver the Dengvaxia vaccine to prevent dengue fever. She writes, “So far, the program appears to be running without difficulties, but some health…

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