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Documenting the Food Safety Crisis—Discovering “the Jungle” in China






A third-year graduate student in Shanghai launched a database of food safety incidents in China last week. The database was established by 34 volunteers within one month. During the research process, the volunteers read 17,268 relevant news articles (10 million Chinese characters in total) and made 2849 entries into the database. The database has an […]

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Looking the Other Way: Mental Health in a Nation Fixated on Healthcare






Last week, DC police forcefully entered a man’s home and fatally shot him, twice.  Jean Louis, a mentally ill 55-year-old, had resided in the same apartment for over thirty years.  His neighbors knew him to be alternately friendly and erratic, but on the day of his death, he had neither hurt anyone nor committed a […]

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Promises of Progress from the High-Level AIDS Summit at UN






At last week’s high-level United Nations AIDS review, world leaders adopted a Political Declaration that indeed included a commitment to having 15 million people on AIDS treatment by 2015, among other targets aimed at real progress. Along with the commitment on AIDS treatment, the other headline from the conference was the commitment to work towards […]

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The Future of Food Safety






Food safety issues are once again in the news.  A large outbreak of E. coli O104:H4, centered in Germany, has sickened more than 3,000 people and killed 35.  After a lengthy investigation, German public health authorities believe the source of the E. coli to be bean and seed sprouts. This recent outbreak highlights the need […]

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Launch of HealthLawandLigitation.com






The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and the O’Neill Institute are pleased to announce the launch of HealthLawandLitigation.com. Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed in federal courts challenging the constitutionality of the law.  NHeLP and the O’Neill Institute have joined together […]

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