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“John Seely Brown, the former director of the legendary Xerox PARC laboratory, famously wrote in 2011 that the half-life of a skill is five years (and shrinking).”
On a late January morning , it’s standing room only inside the Boston Licensing Board’s gray-as-the-day hearing room in City Hall.
“noise hasn’t historically been a big part of environmental health, but people are starting to realize that noise is more than just a nuisance.”
This isn’t an easy story for me to share. Nearly three years ago, my happy-go-lucky nine-year-old kept disappearing to his room for long stretches of time.
“Kids are going to find a way to watch porn no matter what we do.”
With more than twice as many Ebola outbreaks as any other country since the virus was discovered in 1976, Congolese are familiar with its destructive power, yet fear and suspicion of medical authorities are still hindering efforts at containment…
“By doing something violent you’d be creating greater distrust.”
Now that the Ebola virus outbreak is slowly looming into the region we’re starting to be a bit more proactive on how we handle it…
“…I think the main thing to start with is that the situation at the DRC’s very different than what it was in West Africa…This is the tenth Ebola outbreak in the DRC…”
Three people who had been infected with Ebola recently left an isolation ward at Wangata Hospital against medical advice, according to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health…
“Of course you want vaccines, but yellow fever and cholera are perfect examples of disease where we have vaccines and still get raging outbreaks.”
Health authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, the north-western city of 1.2 million people where the deadly disease was detected last week…
“The vaccine is a powerful tool but you still need other tools. You still need to find the contacts. This outbreak has multiple epicentres that are some distance apart and include a big city … Then you need some kind of infrastructure to follow up.”
With more funding and more attention on addiction treatment, a long-time treatment provider in Boston is expressing concerns that financial considerations are harming the field.
The percentage of Americans with ideal heart health — measured by scoring seven lifestyle and biological markers — declined over two decades, according to a study that found people who maintain higher health scores over time have less risk of cardiovascular disease and death.
“We all know what we need to do to maintain a healthy heart,”
With last month’s royal birth and a royal wedding set for this weekend, “Windsor mania” is back in full swing.