Discrimination Beyond the Bathroom: Health Disparities among Transgender People in the U.S.

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By Jamie Linnea Luckhaus, Lund University   As Danica Roem makes history as the first openly transgender US state legislator, replacing Virginia’s “chief homophobe,” as Del. Robert G. Marshall referred to himself, we find ourselves at a point of reflection.(1) Although this historical election may have many feeling hopeful, what is the current trans situation? Especially within […]

Genetically modified crops: a hazard or a possible solution to combat micronutrient deficiency?

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    Today’s problem of undernutrition around the world manifests itself not only as an inadequate intake of calories, but also as a lack of essential micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, often referred to as the “hidden hunger”. Much effort has been made in research and relief on undernutrition to supplement crucial micronutrients such […]

To what extent do the volunteers go through the mill during a humanitarian crisis?

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      By Antigoni Papaioannou, Master of Global Health, Uppsala University   In 2016, the number of disasters was estimated to be 327 worldwide, of which 191 events were natural catastrophes and 136 were man- made. The resulting loss of human lives was estimated to be  11 000 people on a global scale (1). Terrorist attacks, […]