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Author Insights: Family Dinners May Buffer the Effects of Cyberbullying

Having regular family dinners may help buffer the harmful effects of cyberbullying for teens, according to a study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics. 528 more words

Public Health

From Ebola to Pertussis: A Look at Medical Conspiracy Theories

Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and now Senegal.  The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa continues to spread. Marked by high mortality rates and images of gruesome death by hemorrhage, Ebola is perhaps the quintessential modern plague.   1,669 more words

Anthropology

AJPM Editor-in-Chief Travels to India

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In July 2014, four University of Michigan representatives traveled to India, with the purpose of forming new relationships and research partnerships with Indian public health professionals and also strengthening an established relationship with the… 499 more words

September 1, 1821: Water Supplies on the Sante Fe Trail; 1965: Water for Trinidad and Tobago

September 1, 1821: “On September 1, 1821, Captain William Becknell and a party of traders left Arrow Rock, Missouri, to trade horses and mules with American Indians and hunt wild game on the plains. 322 more words

Water

Debt is Good: Especially when it helps sustainably fund public health budgets in low-income countries

Out of university, I worked for a small merchant bank in Hong Kong as an equity analyst. My boss, Tom, would arrive each morning promptly at 8:25 a.m., plop down into his director’s chair, adjust his glasses, scratch his chin with his Eaton pinky ring, and proclaim, “Good morning, Plonker. 116 more words

Domestic Health Financing

A Response to Richard Dawkins on Down Syndrome

Chris Kaposy argues that Richard Dawkins is wrong about what it is like to live with Down syndrome. 847 more words

Law & Policy

Secondary Analysis of Costa Rica’s 2010 Survey of Sexual and Reproductive Health

These briefs were developed by an interdisciplinary group of Costa Rican public health professionals who participated in a long-term capacity building process to promote secondary analysis of the 2010 Survey of Sexual and Reproductive Health. 82 more words

HIV/AIDS