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Sleep Deprivation in Hospitals Is a Real Problem

June 2013 TheAtlantic; The importance of sleep is perhaps most realized when we become sick. When we are hospitalized and most in need of every ounce of health, though, hospital care practically guarantees that we won’t get good sleep. Fortunately, two approaches hold promise to improve sleep for patients: one …

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Chinese ‘container hospitals’ ready to deploy in Africa

June 2013 SciDevNet; Africa’s first ‘container hospital’, developed by Chinese scientists, could be ready for use by the end of the month (June), following two years of development. It will be located in either Cameroon or Namibia, depending on government approval.Its developers say that the hospital’s ten component containers can …

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The war on undernutrition

June 2013 Guardian; Shocking television images of starving people, saved from death by humanitarian food drops, have become all too common over the past few decades. But there are many children across the developing world who are not starving or even hungry, yet they are struggling to get the nutritious …

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UGANDA; Must Cut Baby Deaths By 42 Percent

June 2013 TheObserver;  A report by Save the Children International finds that of all babies born on any given day in Uganda, at least 41 die daily within a minute of delivery from preventable causes.   By the end of the year, 15,100 babies will have died on their birthday …

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