Daily Archives: October 31, 2016

The Reality of Virtual Reality in Medicine

The use of virtual reality in the medical field has been steadily developing over the past decade. Currently, the most effective methods of direct medical application are for psychiatric treatment. VR has been used to treat individuals with irrational fears and post-traumatic stress disorder. Virtual reality programs offer a controlled, gradual method of introducing otherwise…

Globalization and Disease

In 2006, the United Nations reported a growing total of 232 million migrants in the world, who represent roughly 3 percent of the global human population. Population migration is a global affair due to its implications in the realm of public health. Throughout history migration and immigration have played major roles in the spread of…

Rethinking Charitable Donations

For approximately $40,000, Guide Dogs of America can train and provide a seeing eye dog to the visually impaired. Upon visiting their program’s website, a large “Donate” button appears beside a picture of fluffy labrador puppies in the arms of smiling volunteers. For $25, the Carter Center’s Trachoma Control program can cure someone in the…

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