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  Progress on Millennium Development Goals with less than1000 days to go

In 2015, the day of reckoning will appear and countries worldwide will have to defend their policies and achievements towards the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) put forth by the United Nations. Conceived of and passed in 2000, the eight …

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  Landmark Gene Patenting Ruling

On June 12, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that human genes cannot be patented, a decision that upsets more than 30 years of U.S. patent law and has wide implications for gene patenting worldwide.  The ruling differentiated between genes …

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  Post Newton: Re-Examining Mental Health Issues

The December 2012 Newton massacre that killed 27 people started a national debate on gun control and mental health issues. The National Rifle Association (NRA) claims that mental illness, not the guns are responsible for the devastation. Nearly half a …

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  Four More Years: Globalization and Obama’s Second Term

After a resounding win in the 2012 presidential elections, President Obama faces many hard choices in his second term.  In the short term, finding a solution to prevent the fiscal cliff will be the first priority of the administration. If …

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  Regulating Antibiotics in Animals

More than 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. go to pigs, cows, chickens and other animals that people eat1  and at least 50 percent of all antibiotics made in China go to animals as well.2    Most of …

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  The Battle over Birth Control for Developing Nations

Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, recently caused controversy when she pledged billions of dollars to extend “affordable, life-saving contraceptive services to an additional 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries by 2020.”1 Speaking at the …

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  Feminist Challenges around the World

From the Catholic Church deeming a confederation of American nuns “radical feminists” because they were focusing on helping the poor, rather than furthering the Church’s social agenda, to the struggling  feminist weekly, a first in Afghanistan, feminism is featured prominently …

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  The Globalization of Chinese Medicine

Yale researchers recently found that huang qin tang, a Chinese herb mixture, is effective at reducing chemotherapy’s side effects, including diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Phase II clinical trials for the herb mixture are being funding by NIH’s National Cancer Institute. …

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  What Portugal Thinks About Globalization

Due to the European debt crisis and Portugal’s status as a debtor nation, Portugal has been covered in the media a lot in recent months. Beyond the immediate crisis, less is known about the impact of globalization on the country. …

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  Torture in the U.S.: Shocking Disabled Children at the Judge Rotenberg Center

Home to approximately 200 children with severe disabilities, the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) located in Canton, Massachusetts is the only educational facility of its kind in the world to use aversive shock therapy.  Considered an act of torture, as defined …

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