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This Sunday (March 11) is the one year anniversary of the tsunami/earthquake/nuclear disaster in Japan that held the world spellbound for weeks but now somehow seems like a distant memory.  Japan has done a remarkable job of getting back on its feet in just 12 months, and the bounce-back is now being felt in the tourism and travel industry. London’s…

In response to international criticism, with much of it coming from the United States, the Chinese government announced on Friday that it would initiate stricter air pollution standards for Beijing by the end of the month. Residents of Beijing, foreigners and natives alike, have long complained that the Chinese government routinely understates the severity of the problem, with many relying…

A signal failure on the high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai precipitated a rear end collision that has taken 39 lives and exposed the possibility of deeper, wider problems with the highly touted railway. Critics inside China, including the government itself, cite reckless pursuit of economic growth as a factor in the tragedy. China is the first and only country…

The worst drought in fifty years is threatening to severely disrupt life in Hubei, Jiangxi and three other southern Chinese provinces, which traditionally have abundant water resources. Emergency rationing of drinking water is in place for over four million people. At the same time, reduced river flow has hampered hydroelectric power production resulting in rolling blackouts and brownouts. High demand…

What’s on track to become a bigger killer than malaria? Vehicular traffic. Unless trends are reversed, cars and trucks will kill 1.9 million people worldwide annually by 2020. To combat this deadly threat, Bloomberg Philanthropies has funded a five-year initiative in Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Viet Nam where statistics are increasingly grim. A consortium…

In sharp contrast to conventional wisdom, there are lipitor dosagehttp://cialis24hour-pharmacy.com/bestsellers.html a number of places outside the U.S. where the cost of medical care can be higher than for the same care at home. In my role as Medical Director for HTH Worldwide, I see proposed treatment plans and cost estimates that would cause patients without travel health insurance serious financial…

On the quiet London street corner of Broadwick and Lexington stands the John Snow pub with a commemorative plaque honoring the medical detective work of Mr. Snow, who identified the Broad Street water pump as being responsible for an outbreak of cholera that ravaged thousands in 1855. Today, all patrons of the John Snow can enjoy a pint of local…

Last summer we analyzed the World Health Organizations (WHO) comprehensive study of road hazards across the world.   The report showed that the differences in fatalities in the analyzed countries were a result of road safety laws and the resources necessary to support them.  Some countries don’t have the road and traffic patterns necessary to manage the large volume of travelers. …

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