Too healthy, app for teens, and expanding access

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App for teens

Move over TikTok—there’s going to be a new app for teens. A Fred Hutch researcher is designing an app to help teens stop vaping. Research shows that vaping can cause damage to a teen’s prefrontal cortex, responsible for memory, problem solving, planning, and impulse control. Vaping also comes with several other risks that most teens probably aren’t aware of. The first-ever smartphone app to help teens stop vaping nicotine is in the trial-and-research phase now.

Too healthy

Is there such a thing as eating too healthy? Providence says yes. Read the post about orthorexia nervosa to see the signs of an eating disorder. Hint: If your eating habits are causing isolation and hurting your relationships, it’s time to get help.

Fighting famine

In the Horn of Africa, 1.7 million children need treatment for acute malnutrition due to a severe drought, and the number keeps rising. It’s getting harder to access clean water, kids are dropping out of school, and child marriage is on the rise.

UNICEF supports mobile clinics and distributes ready-to-use therapeutic foods for children experiencing malnutrition in this region. It’s calling on the international community to come together to support food security, WASH, nutrition, health, and education services for this region.

Expanding access

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women globally, but The Max Foundation and its partner, Novartis, are working to change that. A new initiative, CancerPath to Care, builds on their current partnership and expands in-country cancer care teams as well as programs to strengthen physician networks and health systems.

The goal is to provide access to care for 36,000 people living with breast and rare cancers in more than 70 LMICs by 2025, greatly reducing the gap in patient outcomes.

Ukraine update

International Medical Corps is working with local health agencies to support those impacted by the war in Ukraine. With teams in Poland, Romania, and Moldova, International Medical Corps is providing critical services in health, WASH, gender-based violence, and psychosocial support. This region needs all the support we can give.

Welcome, new member

Say hello to our new member, International Medical Corps! The organization’s mission is to deliver emergency medical and related services to those affected by conflict, disaster, and disease, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions.


Around town

  • June 7: Join Lynden Logistics, Global Washington, and World Affairs Council for the Q2 2022 Final Mile Logistics Working Group meeting: The Value of Exchange Programs. It’s an opportunity to remind ourselves of ways we can bring nations and people closer together.

  • June 9–11: Register for the Metabolic Health Symposium with Swedish. This three-day, in-person and virtual medical education symposium will explore and apply the science of metabolic health and nutrition.

  • July 1: Nominations are due for the 2022 Global Health Impact Awards. Nominate a Rising Star, Luminary Leader, or Impactful Organization today!

  • July 15: Learn about biomedical research on the immune system at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason’s virtual Science Friday event.

  • June 7: Join Lynden Logistics, Global Washington, and World Affairs Council for the Q2 2022 Final Mile Logistics Working Group meeting: The Value of Exchange Programs. It’s an opportunity to remind ourselves of ways we can bring nations and people closer together.

Anytime

  • Listen to The Business of Giving podcast featuring Emily Bancroft, VillageReach president, on the topic of transforming health care systems.

  • Registration is open for Fred Hutch’s annual Obliteride bike/run/walk fundraising event. There are several ways to participate and help raise funds for cancer research.


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