Visualizing cervical cancer: Leading killer of African women

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Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women in 40 of the 48 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, according to the most reliable health statistics. In high-income countries, cervical cancer ranks in the bottom half of all new cancer cases – below gallbladder, mouth,…

Obama presses Ethiopia and Kenya on human rights during visits

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President Obama wasted little time while in Ethiopia and Kenya to publicly discuss human rights concerns in the east African nations. Today, Obama used his co-news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to encourage the country to stop its practice of crackdowns on the media…

New anti-malaria compound packs a big punch

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A new treatment against malaria packs a big time double-whammy. Tests in mice show it can both kill the parasite and prevent it from spreading. And it requires only a single dose, making it harder for resistance to develop. DDD107498, the compound’s name at the moment, is…

Disasters didn’t have to displace 19.3 million people in 2014

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Natural disasters forced more than 19 million people to flee their homes in 2014. Worse yet, the risk of being displaced by a disaster is 60 percent greater than it was roughly 40 years ago. But don’t blame mother nature, the blame lies with us, according to…

What if we covered things that matter like we cover sports?

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What if there were as many beat writers for international development as there are for the New York Yankees? What if the international section had as many dedicated pages and reporters as the sports section in major news papers? What if grocery store check-out racks were…