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Vinegar Key Ingredient to Preventing Cervical Cancer in India

Jan 07, 2013

Above: A medical team at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India, poses with a woman who has just tested negative for cervical cancer, and her son who brought her in for screening. (Photo: Joanne Silberner)This story is part of a...

New Psychiatric Manual Approved Despite Criticism

Dec 21, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--The American Psychiatric Association gave its final approval to the latest guide to psychiatric disorders, despite strong criticism that it created new mental disorders when none exist and could lead to misdiagnosis and unnecessary medication.The first rewrite in 20...

The Breast Club -- Victoria Finds Sisterhood and Hope

Dec 18, 2012

Editor's Note: When Victoria Contreras was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt frightened and isolated. She rediscovered hope and community at the Breast Club, a local support group in Lima, Peru. This video is part of the series "Cancer's New Battleground...

Affordable Care Act ‘Bridge’ Programs Bring Relief to the Uninsured

Dec 13, 2012

PHOTO (Above): Lupé Yarrito of San Bernardino County was recently able to get health insurance for the first time in her life, thanks to a new county-run "bridge" program.Self-diagnosis, followed by a run to the local drugstore to buy over-the-counter...

Oakland Still Struggling With High HIV/AIDS Rates

Dec 04, 2012

Almost 20 years after first declaring "A local State of Emergency due to the AIDS epidemic," the city of Oakland continues to be disproportionately impacted.Dr. Neena Murgai, Deputy Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance for the Alameda County office of AIDS,...

No-Cost Health Care Plan Takes Burden Off Low-Income

Dec 03, 2012

BERKELEY, Calif. – A routine physical in 2004 at LifeLong Medical Care, a community health center in West Berkeley, showed Kelly Parker, unemployed and uninsured for almost two years, that she was overweight and had diabetes. Doctors at the center...

Immigrant Women Lead Drop in Birth Rate

Nov 29, 2012

The U.S. birth rate dropped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women after the onset of the Great Recession. A new analysis of government data by the Pew Research Center found...

Tobacco Farming Under Fire

Nov 13, 2012

Tobacco farmers around the world will turn their attention to Seoul this week when officials representing more than 170 governments meet to decide their future.The occasion is the World Health Organization’s biennial gathering to amend its Framework Convention on Tobacco...

Coping With Depression in a Foreign Land

Oct 10, 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since 1992, October 10th has marked World Mental Health Day, established to raise awareness of mental disorders across the globe and to promote investments in prevention and treatment services. This video tells the story of an immigrant...

Autism on the Rise and a Young Mother's Struggle

Oct 01, 2012

 Olga Chinchilla, then 18 and pregnant, sat glued to the television screen, intrigued by a report on a developmental disorder that impairs social skills."I remember sitting there and had never heard about the disability before," said Chinchilla. "Little did I...

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