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Katharina O CathaoirKatharina O Cathaoir Ph.D.
ko480@georgetown.edu

The Travel Ban & US Health

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“The executive order impacts all of us. Even as a citizen, I’m wary of traveling; I’m afraid of having problems at the airport.” Since January, President Trump’s travel ban has triggered ongoing legal and political chaos. It’s been hard to keep up – one minute the order was to be instated, only for a court […]

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Posted in Human Rights, National Healthcare;


Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: Risks and Opportunities

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Accurate genetic testing stands to transform modern medicine by offering effective, personalized treatment. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized marketing of the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic health risk (GHR) tests. Individuals in the US can now purchase DTC tests and gain potentially useful information on their genetic predisposition to 10 diseases […]

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Posted in FDA, Non-communicable diseases;


Free meals on the budget chopping block

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President Trump’s budget blueprint slashes several social programs, including eliminating the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, which provides after school care to students of high-poverty and low-performing schools including snacks and meals, and cuts to funding for meals on wheels. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended the cuts to after school […]

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Posted in Health reform, Non-communicable diseases;


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