August 18, 2016

A U.S. study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has analyzed that racial bias on the part of a doctor can result in inadequate medical treatment and communication for black cancer patients. Researchers analyzed video-recorded discussions between oncologists and Africa...

August 11, 2016

More than 15 million people have downloaded Pokemon GO, a virtual reality app for smartphones based on the franchise Pokémon. It encourages users to find Pokemon characters in the real world. Some have criticized this app as a “technological distraction,” but for many,...

July 14, 2016

Nordic countries are often praised for how high they rank in gender equality. In the World Economic Forum's 2015 Gender Gap Index, Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden are the top four countries with the smallest gaps between the sexes in education, health, economic op...

July 7, 2016

Margit Detweiler, creator of the lifestyle website, started googling everything possible when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. While she found many support groups and networks, she decided to open up about her illness through social media channels an...

June 30, 2016

According to a study by Lancet, a UK medical journal, the global financial crisis may have caused 500,000 extra cancer deaths from 2008 to 2010. Patients were unable to obtain treatment due to unemployment and health care cuts. Researchers used World Health Organizatio...

May 31, 2016


April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month and throughout the country, many events are taking place to raise advocacy for this traumatic phenomenon. Since 1990, the Clothesline Project has provided an interactive way to raise awareness of sexual assault and a canvas f...

May 3, 2016

Too often people associate mental health problems as personal issues rather than being reflective on social or political injustices. This mindset is one of the main reasons why mental health is not taken as seriously as it should be. Many forms of discrimination, such...

March 23, 2016

 When somebody is having a heart attack, our first inclination is to call 911. However, when someone has the signs of mental or emotional stress, our first reaction is to withdraw from the situation. Typically, we do not want to address behavioral health issues because...

March 9, 2016

A first-year evaluation (conducted by Wilder Research) of Minnesota’s Safe Harbor Program praises its efforts in raising awareness and understanding of sexual exploitation among young men and women. Safe Harbor, started in 2014, is a statewide system that assists sexua...

March 3, 2016

Music is a powerful form of communication, effective in telling a story or spreading awareness. Mark Sullivan, an associate professor and director of the computer music studios at the Michigan State University College of Music, has worked to address human trafficking,...

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