Tag Archives HIV/AIDS

While most were unaware of it, June 14th was “World Blood Donor Day”, celebrated internationally to encourage those eligible to donate blood at least once a year. Indeed, although 95% of Americans either receive blood during their lifetime, or know someone who has, only about 8% of Americans currently donate blood. The requirements are fairly simple: be 16 or older,…

In previous posts we’ve tracked the links between tolerance, happiness and health and asked whether a wide gender gap may be a barometer of a society’s reluctance to commit to tending to basic human needs. Now recent reports strike a hopeful chord, indicating that tolerance is a precondition for combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. First, based on twenty years of data from the…

Tourism has exploded in the Central Asia region.  The exquisite mountains, closed for many years to the West, now attract growing numbers of foreign visitors who are drawn by their natural and unspoiled beauty.  Government officials, hungry for the revenue that tourism generates, are fearful of international scandal.  As a result, there is little transparency when it comes to disclosing…

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