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The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was implemented in 2010 by the Obama administration. Since then the number of insured people has increased by 20 million individuals bringing down the uninsured rate by 43 percent compared to 2010. The incoming Presidential election endangers the reform. Mr. Trump, the Republican candidate, and […]

The US presidential: Threatening future to health



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  Nowadays, Venezuela is a powder keg. A major objective of the Chavez government following the Bolivarian Revolution was improving health care for the Venezuelan people, and they built thousands of new clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic centers across the country. Mission Barrio Adentro is only one health program among many […]

Venezuela: Health Crisis Smashing People Health





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The body of literature suggests that incorporating women into mobile health (mhealth) initiatives holds great potential for empowering women and reducing gender inequity while simultaneously improving access to health services.1,2 In spite of this, nobody seems to be investigating the barriers that women may face when participating in mhealth programs. There […]

Breaking Down Barriers for Women in Mobile Health


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“The exponential increase in health-related online platforms has made the Internet one of the main sources of health information worldwide. However, online communities with greater freedom of speech have, regretfully, become a powerful platform for anti-vaccine voices and the sharing of defective medical information. Health communicators and medical institutions need […]

“A Shot in the Arm”: Cimaza Comics Advocating Global Health ...




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Background South Africa’s National Department of Health has adopted World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2013 consolidated guidelines on the use of ARVs for treatment and prevention of HIV infection. The guidelines include changes for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) through Option B+. Option B+ aims to reduce the HIV […]

Patients Voices Matter: The Option B+ PMTCT programme for HIV ...