As Games near end, Team Refugees looks to the future

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The nightmares have gone. But the memories remain. Yolande Mabika remembers running for her life when rebels attacked her home in Bukavu, eastern Congo more than 20 years ago. She...

Medical errors cause 250,000 U.S. deaths a year

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Medical errors cause more than 250,000 deaths every year in the United States, enough to make them the nation’s third-leading cause of death if they were recognized in official statistics, experts say. If the statistical...

What is elevator music and what is it doing to your brain?

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It’s not just a term coined by scathing journalists trying to convey the monotony of Coldplay’s discography, elevator music was once a respectable genre. It was invented to serve a much higher purpose than...

Does talking about war atrocities do more harm than good?

Civil wars divide nations along social, economic, and political lines, often pitting neighbor against neighbor. In the aftermath, countries work on reconciliation efforts to restore social cohesion. But these gains often come at the...

Cannabis Conversations in Canada: Is There a Need for More Medical Research?

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There may be sweeping changes coming to Canada. The Medical Cannabis Research Roundtable, is urging the Canadian government to invest $120,000 in research. Here’s why. What is the Medical Cannabis Research Roundtable? According to the international...

A Call for Change within UK’s National Health Service

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The National Health Service, or NHS, has long been embattled with an understaffing problem, clearly cited in numerous reports from both public and private research agencies. While an ongoing cry for change has been...

Does a Brexit ‘Out’ Vote Mean Expatriates Should Look Further Afield for a Sunny...

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With the possible exit from the EU set to be decided in June this year, many are worried about how an ‘out’ vote could impact their lives. A group that will be particularly affected...

Size matters: why history suggests Donald Trump is heading for the White House

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No presidential candidate in living memory has generated quite as much media attention as Donald Trump. His controversial campaign has been slammed by many high profile figures, with Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton labelling him...

Despite booby traps, Iraqis risk all on return to Ramadi

BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 29 (UNHCR) – Iraqi father-of-two Khairallah Farhan fled his home in Ramadi when it was overrun by extremists in 2015. But despite the fact that it was retaken by Iraqi forces...

Walking and collecting, Yemeni keeps hopes alive in exile

MARKAZI CAMP, Djibouti, March 23 (UNHCR) – Before the war forced him to flee his home, Abdillahi Bashraheel had two hobbies: he was a long-distance walker, and a coin collector. The first was a habit...
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