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Is There Hope for Unhappy Young Brits?
April 18, 2018
The annual UK Youth Index reveals the less than auspicious news that young Brits are unhappier than they’ve ever been. However, there’s a light in the tunnel, says the Prince’s Trust, a charity set up by the Prince of Wales. Here’s a closer look at the data, along with what insiders say can be done about it.

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Brazil School Districts Debut Plant-Based Meal System
April 11, 2018
Experts have long attested to the many benefits of plant-based diets. Now comes news that four Brazilian cities have committed to being 100 percent plant-based with their public school cafeteria menus by the end of 2019. Here’s a closer look at the initiative.

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Chinese Med Students Pay Homage to “Silent Teachers”
April 5, 2018
Every year on the occasion of the Qingming Festival in China, people pay tribute to the dead. Also known as “Tomb Sweeping Day,” the holiday has special significance for Chinese medical students. Here’s a closer look at the one-day event, along with why its of particular importance for medical...

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Study Urges Medical Textbooks to Embrace Diversity
March 29, 2018
A lack of diversity in medical school textbooks may contribute to racial bias in medical treatment, according to new research published by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Toronto. Let's take a closer look.

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Is Pay to Blame for the UK’s Dwindling Doctor Numbers?
March 21, 2018
As the healthcare industry continues to face a shortage of qualified general practitioners (GPs), a recent conference in Galway sought to identify the cause(s) of the drop in interest. Is pay to blame, or are other factors at work? Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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Do Medical Students Hug Their Patients?
March 14, 2018
Do med students hug their patients? It depends. Let's take a closer look at hugging in the medical field.

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The Majority of Medical Students Are Now Women
February 16, 2018
For the past thirty years, women comprised less than half the number of students in medical school. Since the 1960s, women have hovered near the 50 percent mark. In 2017, medical schools around the US saw the numbers skyrocket as women fall closer to 60 percent of all medical students. Let's take a ...

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UK Wants Medical Students to Volunteer
February 12, 2018
The UK's National Health Service is facing a critical shortage of workers--and a healthcare crisis. Medical students have stepped in to help fill some of the gaps. Let's take a closer look.

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20th Century Tech Tests Med-Students' Patience
February 12, 2018
Fax machines and pagers are gone from nearly every industry--with the exception of healthcare. Let's take a closer look at why--and some of the struggles that young doctors and medical students face when forced to use these outdated technologies.

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US Health Systems Take on Drug Companies
February 7, 2018
The US healthcare system is plagued by high prices and shortages of lifesaving medications. Now comes news that hospitals will join forces to address the problem through an innovative solution: Developing their own not-for-profit generic drug company. Here’s a closer look at the problem, along wit...

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April 18, 2018

The annual UK Youth Index reveals the less than auspicious news that young Brits are unhappier than they’ve ever been. However, there’s a light in...


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April 11, 2018

Experts have long attested to the many benefits of plant-based diets. Now comes news that four Brazilian cities have committed to being 100 percent pl...


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April 5, 2018

Every year on the occasion of the Qingming Festival in China, people pay tribute to the dead. Also known as “Tomb Sweeping Day,” the holiday has s...