Republicans of Color unite to fight injustice

In the months following the election of Donald Trump, the US has witnessed levels of racial conflict unseen in decades. White supremacist rallies have increased in cities across the country and hate crimes are on the rise (pdf). The resurgence of white nationalism is in part a backlash to the successes of the racial justice…

via America’s rising white nationalism calls for a new type of civil rights leadership — Quartz

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The hidden reason American minorities are so much more likely to have diabetes — Quartz

In 1982, in the little town of Afton, North Carolina, residents sat down in the street, blocking trucks filled with toxic soil from heading to a local dump. The predominantly black town had been chosen as a dump site for the soil, which was contaminated with polybrominated biphenyls, or PCBs. (The soil was dug out…

via The hidden reason American minorities are so much more likely to have diabetes — Quartz

The Protestant Reformation redux 2017

In an effort to tackle gender identity-related bullying, the Church of England issued new rules this week saying that kids should be able to “play with the many cloaks of identity.” In an update to a 2014 report called “Valuing All God’s Children” published yesterday, the church said that the elementary-aged children in its 4,700…

via The Church of England is encouraging primary school students to explore their gender identity — Quartz

The North Korean conumdrum

Russia and North Korea share a short border but a long history. When the United States and the Soviet Union drew the seemingly innocuous line dividing the Korean peninsula in 1953, it was regarded as a temporary administrative division for processing Japanese forces after World War II. However, since then, Russia (and its Soviet Union predecessor) have […]

via Russia’s alternative vision for Asia: accommodating a nuclear North Korea? —

A race against time

Biomedical engineering can save lives. It draws on and integrates knowledge from disciplines like engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, and public health as well as clinical practice. This knowledge is combined to improve health—often through the design of medical devices for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Most of Africa’s medical equipment is imported. “Equipment graveyards” become…

via Biomedical engineers from across Africa are collaborating to build medical devices — Quartz

Is this the face of a “NEW AFRICA?

There were scarcely any hints of the tumultuous years that would follow the swearing-in of Dr John Pombe Magufuli on Nov. 5 2015 as Tanzania’s fifth president. After all, his Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) had been in power for decades, and his victory seemed to herald continuity with the past. In fact, Magufuli’s opponent attracted…

via John Magufuli has changed Tanzania in just two years as president — Quartz

More women in medical research improves findings

If we want to really understand human health, we need to get more women on medical research team. Researchers analyzed over 1.5 million papers and found that when a study has least one woman author, it’s more likely to include an analysis on gender and sex differences among research participants. The findings were published (paywall)…

via Female scientists make medicine better for all genders — Quartz