Global Health

Brucella and the Fake Self-Destruct

April 12, 2012

By Rob Mitchum Brucella abortus is a particularly pesky pathogen. Frequently infecting cattle in many countries around the world, the bacterium causes the most common zoonotic infection, usually passing from animal to humans through ingestion of [Read more]

Texting: A Doctor in Your Pocket?

November 21, 2011

Texting has grown from technological fad to a primary route of communication popular around the world. With cell phones in the pockets of people of all incomes and ages, the quick, no-frills conversations enabled by texting have made almost everyone [Read more]

Medical Ethics Summer School

August 9, 2011

It has been a couple months since the end of the spring quarter, and the with it the end of many of the Medical Center’s weekly lecture series. But a recent batch of videos posted to the website of the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics brought [Read more]

The Global Health Gap: Why Fight It?

June 2, 2011

The final question of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics seminar series on health disparities was a seemingly obvious query that had gone unasked and unanswered the entire year: who is responsible for fixing the problem? For the [Read more]

Two Public Health Wrongs Make It Worse

May 11, 2011

Today, nearly everyone is aware of the dangerous health effects of smoking cigarettes. Even fewer people would deny the harmful effects of drinking water contaminated with arsenic. But when these two toxic influences are mixed together, is the sum [Read more]