Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

Safety in American Football

Last month, the National Football League played its 51st Super Bowl, crowning the New England Patriots as victors. As a Patriots fan, I was beyond thrilled; this win meant their fifth Super Bowl ring. However, as someone interested in the fields of health and medicine, I was forced to also contend with some of the…

Reproductive Health in the Time of Trump

In the ideal world of healthcare, everyone everywhere would have access to excellent quality of care, regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, or any other factor that may cause disparity. However, the world we live in today does not provide such an opportunity for everyone due to the institutionalized nature of healthcare and striking disparities between…

Designing Humanity: Regulations on Gene Editing

When doctors diagnosed her with one of the most aggressive forms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Layla Richards was only 14 weeks old. After rounds of chemotherapy, followed by a full bone marrow transplant, Layla showed no signs of improvement – her only remaining option was palliative end-of-life care. Then, a one-milliliter infusion of white blood…

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