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Finding the true north of evidence-based policy development

By: Yot Teerawattananon and Nattha Tritasavit

Finding true north is important for accurate navigation to embarking on the right path. While there may be many paths to making policy decisions, the ultimate goal is to end up with a decision that has been well-informed by evidence. 957 more words

Summer Heat: Self Love

Palms damp. Knee bouncing. Jaw slightly clenched. These are all pretty typical responses to the doctor’s office.

Last week, I felt them all when it was time for my semi-annual check up.You know the type I mean. 341 more words


Tell the Wolves I'm Home

“Because maybe I don’t want to leave the planet invisible. Maybe I need at least one person to remember something about me.” 

Let me begin by saying that this is one of those books that, even if you don’t think the subject matter is to your liking, you need to read it.  

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Newly discovered breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV

1 JUN 2012

DURHAM, N.C. – Antibodies that help to stop the HIV virus have been found in breast milk. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center isolated the antibodies from immune cells called B cells in the breast milk of infected mothers in Malawi, and showed that the B cells in breast milk can generate neutralizing antibodies that may inhibit the virus that causes AIDS. 729 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Gay men are shaming each other over the anti-HIV drug that could save their lives

What would it be like to live in a world where preventive medication has rendered HIV completely non-infectious? In the general population, this question may seem somewhat less pressing, but among gay and bisexual men, especially those who live in urban centers like New York and San Francisco, it’s been a topic of intense debate during recent weeks. 955 more words