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Nigerian State Commits to Sending Students Abroad
July 19, 2017

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Nigeria’s Sokoto State recently announced his administration’s plans to send 200 students -- primarily girls -- abroad for medical studies. Here’s a closer look at the news, along with other initiatives underway in Sokoto aimed at improving life for its citizens.


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India Considers Modern and Traditional Medical Training
July 12, 2017
India is contemplating a move in medical training to incorporate traditional medicine in the curriculum.  Why?  So both modern and traditional practitioners can work in tandem to encourage holistic wellness.  Let’s take a closer look.

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UK Sees Drop in EU Nursing Applicants
July 5, 2017
Brexit’s wake has reached the global nursing community.  Nursing applicants from the European Union have dropped 96 percent since the landmark vote.  Let’s take a closer look at what this means for the UK.

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Medical Students Protest in Sri Lanka
June 28, 2017
Sri Lankan medical students and physicians have been enmeshed in protests against the country’s only private medical school.  Find out why.

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The Mental Health Crisis Strikes UK Universities
June 21, 2017
Just how big of a problem is mental health on university campuses in the UK? According to figures recently released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the issue is not only significant, but growing, as reported by The Guardian. Here’s a closer look at the relationship between me...

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Patients Treated By Older Doctors More Likely To Die
June 14, 2017
A Harvard University study suggests that patients—regardless of their age or condition—who are treated by a doctor older than 60 are more likely to die.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Does Bigger Healthcare Mean Better Healthcare?
June 7, 2017
Think the biggest, most expensive physician practices must deliver a better quality of care? Think again, says recent research from Harvard University published in Health Affairs. Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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Japan and India Cooperate To Improve Quality of Medical Devices
May 31, 2017
Two powerhouses recently teamed up to improve the quality of medical devices globally.  Japan and India are working together to bring the highest quality medical devices to the world.  Let’s take a closer look. 

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Why You Shouldn’t Eat Gluten-Free Unless You Have Celiac Disease
May 24, 2017
Gluten-free.  It’s all the rage—but why?  A new study suggests why you might not want to follow this fad unless you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that prevents your body’s ability to process gluten.  Let’s take a closer look.

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New Legislation Supports US Telehealth Growth
May 17, 2017
Six US senators have recently joined forces to introduce a new piece of legislation which will support the growth of telehealth and remote patient monitoring, according to a recent report from Health Data Management. Here’s a closer look at the bill, along with how stakeholders it will help pe...

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July 24, 2017

The words “relaxation” and “college” don’t often show up in the same sentence. Luckily, there’s good news: Th...


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July 10, 2017

It’s more than the MCAT and good grades—it’s experience and compassion, too—that will get you into medical school.  If yo...


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July 3, 2017

You’ve decided to study healthcare, but which way do you go?  Doctor or nurse?  There are pros and cons to everything, but if you love...