Public Health

global health burden in China and India

A third of global health burden related to mental illness is in China and...

China and India jointly account for 38% of the world population, and it is important to understand the burden attributed to mental illness within...
Green Tea

Green tea molecule can prevent Zika virus entry, but it is too early to...

A recent study published in Virology finds that the green tea molecule EGCG can inhibit Zika virus entry. This finding brings a new hope...
marijuana

Co-use of marijuana and cigarettes can strongly harm pregnancy

Recent surveys show that 2-11% of pregnant women use marijuana during pregnancy. Since marijuana use has become legal, the number is increasing and more...
2016 Olympic Games

A travel medicine checklist for the 2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games will start in a few days. Over 10,000 athletes from 26 countries will take part in the Games, and...
Olympic Games & Zika Virus

Do we need to worry about Zika virus in the 2016 Olympic Games?

A recent Editorial in the Lancet Infectious Diseases suggests that Zika virus will not impact the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, because...
Walking dog

The future of healthcare: going to the dogs?

In many countries, healthcare costs are very high. For example, in the U.S., 16% of GDP is health expenditures. It is important to find...