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A curated selection of news articles and press that highlight topical global health issues, geospatial health researchers in the news, and content to propel the science forward.


WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus Addresses IGHRN Health Panel Session During AAG 2019 DC

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The New Imperative: Spatializing Health Research and Practice

Over the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in how much geospatial data is generated for health research, as well as in the number of related tools and spatial methods used to…

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Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say. A study of 4,000 people in the UK…

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NIH-funded scientists put socioeconomic data on the map

The Neighborhood Atlas, a new tool to help researchers visualize socioeconomic data at the community level is now available. This online platform allows for easily ranking and mapping neighborhoods according to socioeconomic disadvantage. Seeing a neighborhood’s…

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Where Killings go Unsolved

The Post has mapped more than 52,000 homicides in major American cities over the past decade and found that across the country, there are areas where murder is common but arrests are rare. Read more.

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‘We’re in a mess.’ Why Florida is struggling with an unusually severe HIV/AIDS problem

IN FLORIDA—It’s a Tuesday afternoon in April, and doctors at the adult HIV/AIDS clinic at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami face their usual onslaught of patients. There’s the young, recently diagnosed gay man from Venezuela…

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Still not ready for Ebola

Ebola is back. The disease that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa just a few years ago has returned, striking the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Last week, intervention with a new…

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Bill Gates urges US to lead fight against lethal pandemic

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates has said that the US government is falling short in preparing itself and the world for the “significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic…

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS|NIH) Organizes Webinar on Recent Developments in GPS, GIS, and Geospatial Applications in Measuring Environment as Related to Health

Researcher: Marta Jankowska Affiliation: Qualcomm Institute, University of California San Diego Story: In this webinar of the NIEHS “Exposure Science and the Exposome Webinar Series”, Dr. Jankowska delves into questions such as: “What do we mean by context,…

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Global Burden of Disease Study measures performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations

Researchers: Nancy Fullman, Jamal Yearwood, Solomon M Abay, et al. Affiliation: GBD 2016 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators Story: The Lancet published a new article publishing findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study. A key component…

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Mylene Riva delivers Keynote at IMGS on Health Geography and Population with examples from the Candian Arctic

Researcher: Mylène Riva Affiliation: Assistant professor, Institute for Health and Social Policy, and Department of Geography, McGill University Quebec, Canada. Researcher in the News: Mylène Riva delivered the keynote address at the 17th International Medical Geography…

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