Monday, August 29, 2016
  1. Birth in a Time of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    Anthony Costello, ET AL

    Birth in a Time of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    &  emphasize the threat of antibiotic-resistant microbes to the lives of infants and mothers.

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    In high-income countries, maternal and infant mortality is now rare, owing to a century of health-care improvements, including the availability of antibiotics after 1934. But antibiotics have been overused, and mothers and infants in poor countries are at the highest risk from antibiotic-resistant microbes. READ MORE

  2. The Rise and Fall of Middle Eastern Health Systems

    Ali H. Mokdad

    The Rise and Fall of Middle Eastern Health Systems


     points to data showing a reversal of positive trends for disease burdens and life expectancy.

    Newsart for The Rise and Fall of Middle Eastern Health Systems Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

    Much of the progress in Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa in recent decades appears to have been reversed by the political unrest and civil wars now afflicting the region. This is especially true for health systems, which for years had been steadily improving in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. READ MORE

  3. Vaccines for an Aging Population

    Melvin Sanicas
  4. Counting Africa’s Invisible Workers

    Carl Manlan

    Counting Africa’s Invisible Workers


     says the continent should address job creation the way it has faced HIV/AIDS – with reliable data.

    Newsart for Counting Africa’s Invisible Workers Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

    Africa boasts a large and creative labor pool, buttressed by a youth population that is expected to double, to over 830 million, by 2050. But African governments confront a serious problem: they do not know how many people they are dealing with, where they live, or how they earn a living. READ MORE

  5. The Data-Poor Lives of Adolescents

    Ali H. Mokdad

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