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Patient Trust in Doctors and Its Impact on Medical Decision-Making: A Study of Attitudes Toward the HPV Vaccine among College Students

Catherine Cochran, Guest Writer INTRODUCTION There is a large body of literature highlighting the importance of trust in doctor-patient relationships. A number of scholars have noted the association between patient trust in doctors and good doctor-patient relationships.[i] These studies indicate that good communication leads to a higher quality of care, as patients are more likely […]

Exploring the Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa

Tara Chowdhury, Contributing Writer Thin is beautiful. This mantra has been blamed for the prevalence of anorexia nervosa (AN) among teenaged girls in the western world. Far from beautiful, the symptoms of the disease include body image distortion, over-exercise, irrational fear of weight gain, and trouble enjoying the taste of food. Since the mechanisms of […]

Developing a New Chemotherapeutic Strategy for RAS-Induced Cancer

Seth Nickerson, Staff Writer Life and cancer are two sides of the same coin, separated by the balance between growth and death of an organism’s cells. This equilibrium is maintained by genetic instructions encoded in the DNA of the genome. During a lifespan, one’s DNA is continually modified and mutated in ways that make us […]

Interview with a Migrant Worker in the United Arab Emirates: Agency and Mobility in the in-between

Clara Bicalho, Contributing Writer Grace’s story: A portrait of an immigrant’s journey When I first met Grace[1] she had been working in her new position for the past 18 months. During our first interview, I learned that she was in her thirties and a single mother of two kids, whom she had left back home […]

Maternal Health, Birth Models, & Midwifery: A Proposed Solution

Mary Kern College of Nursing 2015 Context What exactly is the plight facing mothers in the developing world? According to the World Health Organization’s fact sheet on maternal health (2010), approximately 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Additionally, maternal mortality is highly associated with living in rural areas […]

Bumsters and Prostitutes: Intersectionality at Work

Jasmine Boutros NYU Abu Dhabi 2014 prostitute [pros-ti-toot, tyoot] noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot bumster [bum-stir] noun unemployed young men who try to hassle and hustle female tourists into giving them their money in exchange for sexual intercourse Common to the beach resort area of many developing countries, […]

The Other Half: Hong Kong’s Housing Problem

Nathaniel Johnson | Global Economics Columnist College of Arts and Science 2014 Hong Kong is a city known for its extravagance. At its most luxurious, Hong Kong rivals New York, Paris, and London. At its worst, however, the city more closely resembles the developing world. The following photos were released by the Society for Community […]