Air Pollution and Children’s Health

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In the course of daily activities, we come in contact with a variety of chemical and biological air contaminants, both outdoors and indoors. Exposures at relatively low concentrations during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood can have immediate and long-term effects on health.

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Cancer Prevention

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Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the United States. It is currently estimated that one of every two American men and one of every three American women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.

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CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement

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"…We are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond." These words by the poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize, serve as the maxim for CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement.

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China and the Environment

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China, with 1.3 billion people, is the most populous country in the world. The percent of the population living in its urban centers (39%) is growing rapidly, with over 170 cities in China having populations greater than 1 million people.

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Controlling Global Infections

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Infectious diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In addition to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, close to 1 billion people globally are infected with a variety of worms and suffer from impaired development, stigma, and medical complications.

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Genomics

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The description of the human genome at the beginning of this millennium opened a new world of opportunity to understand the causes of common chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and asthma.

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Global Health Systems

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According to the World Health Organization:
“The poor state of health systems in many parts of the developing world is one of the greatest barriers to increasing access to essential health care.  Some countries have large populations without access to care because of inequitable arrangements for social protection. Others are struggling with escalating costs because of inefficient use of resources.”

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HIV/AIDS

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to be one of the most formidable public health issues of our era, with an estimated 33.4 million people living with the disease worldwide.

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Mental Health Policy Research

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"It is becoming clear that the mental health services system does not adequately serve millions of people who need care.

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