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Why we’re still waiting on an Ebola vaccine - March 11, 2015 5:00AM ET by Amy Maxmen

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Since Ebola hit this coastal city last summer, nurses at Connaught Hospital have put their lives on the line by working with patients at risk of the deadly disease. 342 more words

Medical Care

The Secrecy of Sex Trafficking

Many of the sensationalized stories in the media cover horrendous stories of kidnap, abuse, and exploitation.  While these extremes absolutely do occur in the world of human trafficking, many victims go unnoticed, even by their own family, because the deception and secrecy run so deep.  89 more words

Human Trafficking

Columbia University Researchers Develop Smart Phone Accessory That Detects HIV, Syphilis

Web MD: A smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis has been developed by Columbia University researchers.

The low-cost device can spot markers of the infectious diseases from a finger prick of blood in 15 minutes. 24 more words

Health

Awareness for Health Care Workers

Victims of human trafficking often experience noticeable physical abuse.  Because trafficking victims are viewed as their captor’s property, most traffickers are extremely skilled in how to carry out the most painful abuse while leaving the smallest amount of evidence (which is also partly why many prefer psychological and financial abuse over extreme physical abuse), because damaging their “product” is bad for business.  33 more words

Human Trafficking

Minnesota Home-Care Workers Agree To Contract With State

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Newly unionized in-home health care providers have reached a contract agreement with the state.

About 27,000 home care workers would be paid a minimum of $11 hourly. 87 more words

Local

Sham peer reviews and the old boys' club

Independent Australia Leong Ng 8 January 2015

Recent revelations in South Australia about alleged errors in Henry Keogh’s life-imprisonment conviction raises serious questions about the use of sham peer reviews to protect rather than to attack.  44 more words

Forensic Pathology

Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons (that weren't on the holiday shopping list)

To all you beautiful ones in the medical field, you have NO IDEA the blessing you are to so many. Tonight at the ER God sent the sweetest nurse practitioner to diagnose my double pneumonia all the while holding my hand so full of compassion and empathy. 53 more words

Sojourns