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  What Nordic Countries Think About Globalization

  Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland) are amongst the richest countries in the world. These countries share a similar philosophical approach to governance and distribution of wealth. In all aspects of governance, consensus-building is very important for …

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  Medical Waste: Challenges Faced Around the World

  Whether in India, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, or the United States, countries around the world are coping with the proper disposal of medical waste. Developed countries face challenges with the sheer volume of waste from the use of disposable …

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  Digital Medical Records

Within the U.S., there seems to be a rare consensus that it is necessary to digitize medical records. The benefits seem obvious:  helping the environment by reducing the printing of large files; more easily tracking patient’s medical histories and prescriptions …

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  Tap or Bottled Water: Which is better

There is no easy answer when it comes to deciding the best source of drinking water: tap or bottled. From harmful chemicals in the plastic bottles to lead in the water pipes, there are environmental and health problems associated with …

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  Haiti’s Government-Imposed, Cholera Epidemic?

  As the first anniversary of Haiti’s horrific earthquake approaches, this nation remains in devastation. Reconstruction is barely noticeable, and a severe cholera epidemic rages on. It is clear that reconstruction efforts have not been implemented in a manner that …

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  International Approaches to Stem Cell Research

  Neuronal stem cell http://www.flickr.com/photos/xhyragraf/361255623/ Many believe that curing Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, blindness, cancer, and many other ailments is possible through the use of stem cells. While not yet proven, stem cell research is one of …

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  What Egypt Thinks About Globalization

Egypt, as one of the cradles of civilization, and long-time leader of the Arab world, provides a strong narrative highlighting the challenges and successes of globalization. On the one hand, the country has transformed itself economically, from a centrally administered …

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  When Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Nanotechnology

Ever hear of intelligent sensors and electronics on doctors’ surgical gloves, microscopic machines (nanobots) that repair damaged cells and organs, materials much lighter than steel that have ten times its strength, or zero emissions cars? While these might not be …

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  Case Study: Soy Beans’ Impact on the World

Introduction Whether sprayed in pesticides, traded in futures markets, processed into biofuels, added into thousands of industrial products, or eaten as tofu, edamame, or animal feed, the soybean is one of the most ubiquitous commodities worldwide. Globalization’s impact on the …

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  Globalization and Eating Disorders

Newspapers around the world share similar headlines and stories about the increase incidences of eating disorders in their countries. An Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, cites, “Can too much healthy food hurt you?, ” covering a relatively new and controversial eating disorder, …

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