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Mental Health: Making Medications Available in Nepal

Padam Shrestha has been the Executive Director for LEADS Nepal since 2009. LEADS are one of only a handful of mental health NGOs active in Nepal. Their mission is to build inclusive communities, where people living with mental illness can access the treatment they need and their basic rights are recognized and respected. LEADS have been partners of the UK-based global mental health charity BasicNeeds since 2010, working in Baglung and Myagdi districts in the Western region of Nepal.

Malaria Vaccines: Synergy was Effective Against Malaria

Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines, which work in different ways, can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies. Experimental vaccines, which independently achieve 48% and 68% reductions in malaria cases, can achieve 91% reduction when combined.

Obesity Epidemics in Rural America

Country folk are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show. Nearly 40% of rural American men and almost half of the rural women are now statistically obese, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported. And rural men, women, and children are more likely to be severely obese than their counterparts from urban areas.