Jason Beaubien

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School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The average woman in Niger bears seven children — the world's highest birth rate. And the country can barely feed its current population. How do you convince people that smaller families are better?


The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.


Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.


Mali Is Worried About Ebola, Quarantines Nearly 100

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The virus appears to have taken two new victims in the West African country. The government is stepping up its quarantines and contact tracing to prevent an outbreak.


Guinea Is Seeing More Ebola Cases: Can The Trend Be Stopped?

Friday, November 07, 2014

The country where the outbreak began is now seeing an uptick in the number of new patients. Marc Poncin of Doctors Without Borders explains why — and what's being done to bring things under control.


U.S. Military Response To Ebola Gains Momentum In Liberia

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The number of U.S. troops fighting Ebola in West Africa is set to increase dramatically this month, and the first two field hospitals erected by U.S. troops in Liberia will open in the coming days.


Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Thursday, October 30, 2014

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.


Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.


Medical Journal To Governors: You're Wrong About Ebola Quarantine

Monday, October 27, 2014

Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo have called for mandatory quarantine for "high risk" individuals returning from Ebola-stricken countries. The New England Journal of Medicine begs to differ.


In Liberia, How To Gear For Ebola Still An Issue

Saturday, October 25, 2014

This week, the CDC issued new guidelines on the protective gear health care workers should wear while treating Ebola patients. But there's still debate in Liberia about what is the proper personal protective equipment.


Back On Its Feet, A Liberian Hospital Aims To Keep Ebola Out

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

JFK hospital shut down when several doctors died of Ebola. Now it's open again. And the staff is taking rigorous measures to make sure the virus doesn't make its way past the front gate.


On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

Monday, October 13, 2014

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.


Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.


A Liberian Doctor Comes Up With His Own Ebola Regimen

Friday, October 10, 2014

At a government-run hospital in Liberia, Dr. Gabriel Logan is doing everything he can to save Ebola patients. That includes experimenting with an HIV drug as treatment.


Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

Thursday, October 09, 2014

He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.


In West Africa, U.S. Efforts In Ebola Response Start To Move Forward

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

President Obama promised a massive American response to the epidemic, including the deployment of thousands of U.S. troops. That surge of assistance began three weeks ago, and despite challenges, progress is being made.


Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

Monday, October 06, 2014

There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.


Europe's 'Moral Obligation' Is To Repair West Africa's Health Care System

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.


He Fixed South Africa's AIDS Policy, Now He's Out To Fight Salt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.


Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of maternal deaths. Misoprostol is widely available even where abortion is banned.