The Pink & Blue Project
South Korean artist JeongMee Yoon first embarked on “The Pink and Blue Project” when her five-year-old daughter couldn’t get enough candy-colored possessions. She photographed her daughter Seowoo amongst her sea of pink things, from dolls to dresses to stuffed animals. She then began photographing little boys and girls amongst their color-coded belongings in a quest to better understand how gender shapes our lives from such a young age.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
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Tuberculosis has declined globally over the past decade, but drug-resistant forms of the bacteria have emerged around the world.
This type of TB is super tough to treat. It often requires two years of strong antibiotics, which have horrible side-effects, like hearing loss. Even then, there’s no guarantee of a cure.
Nature’s Leigh Phillips explains how the formidable bug rose up in Russia and Eastern Europe:
Experts agree that the biggest driver for the growth in drug-resistant TB has been the deterioration in some countries’ health-care infrastructures, including TB programmes, since the 1990s — particularly in the former Soviet bloc…In a stroke of bad luck, the virulent and often drug-resistant ‘Beijing’ strain of TB, identified in 1995 in China, swept through Russia and eastern Europe just as the region’s public-health provision was being dismantled.
Read more in Phillip’s feature article on drug-resistant TB.
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