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Aleppo dentist brings ‘Hollywood smiles’ to Somalis after fleeing Syria

Syrian dentists are helping to bring smiles to people in Somaliland By Mary Harper |January 7, 2017 During every visit to the self-declared republic of Somaliland, I notice something new…. Read more »

Anti-malaria drug did more damage than it prevented: Canadian vets

Some Canadian soldiers who received the anti-malaria drug Mefloquine have reported a number of side-effects including psychiatric disorders. (Bob Tymczyszyn/Postmedia Network files) BY CHRIS DOUCETTE | December 19, 2016 Dave Bona is… Read more »

Despite stigma, Somali Parents find Support for Children with Autism

A lack of resources, combined with confusion about the disorder, has made it hard to treat those with autism in Minnesota’s Somali community. EASTON GREEN By RYAN FAIRCLOTH | November 21,… Read more »

Mental Health Risks and Resilience among Somali and Bhutanese Refugee Parents

Published on 27 Oct 2016 Overall, there are about 3 million refugees in the United States. These refugees are parents to nearly 1 million young children ages 10 and under,… Read more »

Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?

Emil Scioli of Cliffside Park, N.J., gets a kiss from Sadie. CreditKevin R. Wexler/The Record, via Associated Press By Christopher Mele |  OCT. 21, 2016 It seems harmless enough. You… Read more »

Tireless Campaigners in the Fight against FGM in Somaliland

Nearly every woman in Somaliland was subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a child. Usually, a razor blade was applied to them without an anesthetic. Campaigners want the practice… Read more »

How to avoid getting Malaria – Sleep with a Chicken

Chicken, which eat mosquitoes, have several compounds in their feathers that mosquitoes find off-putting In 2014 China imported $170m of US-bred chicken feet Getty By Ian Johnston  |  Thursday, July… Read more »

Minneapolis translates kitchen safety for immigrant restaurateurs

Minneapolis employs multilingual inspectors to educate restaurateurs By Eric Roper  APRIL 3, 2016 — 9:50AM The food service workers lathered their hands with a special fluid and washed them. Then they… Read more »

To Circumcise or Not to Circumcise: A New Father’s Question

By CHRIS SILVA MARCH 1, 2016 We never gave much thought to circumcision. Our son was a surviving twin born at 27 weeks gestation. He spent the first 76 days… Read more »

Somali Dentist Helping Refugees in Oslo

29 February 2016, Oslo, Norway On a dark and snowy afternoon in central Oslo, the Muslim call to prayer rings out in a small dental practice above a pizza restaurant…. Read more »