Two journalists who shared life and professional experiences in their search for diversity in the news opened the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism.

The first invited speaker, Ruthy Muñoz, wanted to be a journalist since she was 9 years old. Her parents are Dominican, but she was born and raised in the United States. They did not speak English at home and they watched the news on Spanish-language channels, such as Telemundo and Univisión, she told attendees. …

Shukhrat Umarov

Memorandum fulfils the objectives of the ICD, aiming at enhancing and improving the structures and mechanisms of cooperation among the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Bandar bin Fahd Al Fahid, President of the Arab Tourism Organization (ATO) — Mr. Ayman Amin Sejiny, CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (https://ICD-ps.org), member of the Islamic development Bank Group (IDBG), and His Excellency Mr. …


Move over Travis Scott Burger, there’s a new collaboration in town. Who better to become the next face of a global, viral campaign than the insanely popular and talented K-pop powerhouse — BTS? The official McDonald’s Twitter announced on April 19 that the “BTS Meal” will be the latest creation of McDonald’s Famous Orders program, whose past partnerships have included artists Travis Scott and J Balvin. This one-of-a-kind meal will feature the seven members’ favorite orders, including classics like the 10 piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, and a medium drink, but also two new dipping sauces inspired by McDonald’s South…

Misha Voguel

Twenty-four percent of households in rural America reported they were unable to receive care for serious medical problems during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new poll by the Harvard School of Public Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and National Public Radio.

Published earlier this month, the poll provides a glimpse into rural Americans’ personal lives and wellbeing during the pandemic. Of the households who reported that they lacked access to care, 56 percent reported detrimental health consequences as a result, according to the poll.

Public Health professor Robert J. Blendon, the co-director of the poll, said the vast majority…

Craig Adderley

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and universities across Europe have established a link between air pollution and mortality risk from COVID-19, according to an Oct. 26 study published by the Oxford University Press.

The study utilized satellite imagery and an atmospheric model to calculate pollution levels around the world, then comparing it with epidemiological data on coronavirus deaths from the United States and China through the third week of June 2020.

The researchers focused on PM2.5, or particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers. …

Tima Miroshnichenko

Ramadan celebrations

  • The holy month of Ramadan is marked by social and religious gatherings
  • In normal times, Muslim family and friends unite to break their fast together after sunset (iftar) or before dawn (sohour)
  • In normal times, Muslims increase their attendance at mosques and congregate for longer prayers during Ramadan
  • Last year, COVID-19 cases saw an increase associated with Ramadan-related activities

•To avoid increased COVID-19 transmission during this year Ramadan, it is imperative to observe the holiday with caution and care

Safely conducting religious gatherings

  • WHO recommends that any decision to restrict, modify, postpone, cancel or proceed with holding a mass gathering should be based on…

Karolina Grabowska

William C. Hsiao, an Economics professor emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health, spoke about the problems with America’s health system and the potential benefits of a single-payer system during a HSPH webinar on Thursday.

After being featured in a popular Chinese-language health systems series by the School of Public Health intended to provide public health expertise to Chinese academics and researchers, Hsiao decided to discuss the U.S. health system again in English.

Hsiao began the webinar by stating he thinks the American healthcare system is “broken.” In 2019, America spent $3.8 trillion — around 18 percent of its GDP — on healthcare, representing an expenditure 50 percent larger per capita than that of countries like Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Despite this, the U.S. …

The effects of media may be small, but they are not irrelevant.

Harsch Shivam

Does it matter what we watch, or what sort of media we consume? This question has been debated in various forms.

One particularly heated topic, especially in psychology, has been whether violent video games lead to greater levels of aggressive behaviors. Some studies have indicated yes; others have suggested no.

The existing meta-analyses, which attempt to aggregate all of the available data and studies, are themselves divided. What is one to think?

Trying to Resolve the Disputes

According to Tyler J. VanderWeele, Ph.D. At the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard, he aims to make use of sophisticated statistical methods to…

Viona aminda

United nations colleague media // life long learner // Public health student.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store