World AIDS Day

There are now 33 million people living with HIV, including 2 million children. About 2.7 million people became newly infected with the virus each year.   Combating this epidemic is one of the top priorities facing public health workers around the world. With limited resources, what strategy should be pursued?  As of now, a vaccine…

Poor housing market increases incidence of West Nile

California has been one of the states that have been hardest hit by the “housing crisis.” According to the May 2008 Case/Shiller Index, home prices in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties have fallen 23% and 25% respectively over the past year. Foreclosures are rising and many houses are now left empty. The Economist reports…