This disease once wiped out 60% of Europe’s population – and now it’s back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content A case of bubonic plague in China was caused by eating wild rabbit meat. More than 3,200 people were infected with the disease worldwide between 2010-2015, leading to 584 deaths, according to the […]

How to harness data to tackle rare diseases

Every year, millions of patients and families experience the emotional and financial burden of the seemingly unending “diagnostic odyssey” of a rare disease. In high-resource healthcare settings, an increasing percentage of these families will receive an accurate diagnosis thanks to genomic sequencing, but for many it will still be years of confusion, frustration and, at […]

When is necessary understand the cultural marks in health-disease process

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isadora Moura da Silva, a fourth year Brazilian medical student. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

I have a rare disease. This is my hope for the future of medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lynsey Chediak, Project Specialist, Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum Within the majority of healthcare systems globally, if you have a knee injury, you see an orthopedist who specialises in knees. If you have cancer, you seen an oncologist who […]

World Malaria Day: 7 things to know about the deadly disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Malaria has plagued humankind throughout history. Malarial DNA was discovered in Eyptian mummy tissues from 4,000 years ago and in amber from as far back as 100 million years ago. Ancient writings from Sumeria, China […]