Jon Marcus, The Washington Post Published 2:19 pm PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Desirée Morales Díaz didn't choke up when recounting how her high school counselor hadn't heard of the form widely used by college admission offices on the mainland. Or how the counselor didn't know that low-income students like her were eligible for a waiver of the application fee. She didn't lose her composure when she remembered the counselor telling her to not worry about taking the SAT until her senior year, at which point she realized she hadn't been taught what she needed to know to do well. She held it together when describing being accepted to American University despite the obstacles that impede public high school students in Puerto Rico from graduating and going to college - particularly prestigious colleges on the mainland. And how she begged the university, unsuccessfully, for more financial aid. It was when she recalled the resulting conversation … [Read more...] about In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school graduates who want to go to college
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This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In total, five of the 22 ministers come from the Green Party, which is one fewer than in the last government following a bad election in which it went from having 25 members of parliament to 16. Six of the ministers are new (as is one government department), while several others have changed roles and a few have stayed on in the same positions as before. Here are some of the names and faces you'll be hearing more about over the next four years. MEMBERS' GUIDE: What does Sweden's government deal mean for internationals in Sweden? Isabella Lövin (Green Party), Minister for the Environment and Deputy Prime Minister Lövin is spokesperson for her party and served as Minister for International Development Cooperation in Löfven's previous government and as Deputy Prime Minister for the past two years, a role she continues in. Before going into politics, she was a successful … [Read more...] about Who’s who in Sweden’s new government?
Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post Published 10:20 am PST, Friday, January 18, 2019 Drug company payments to doctors may influence not just how many opioid prescriptions they write but the overdose death toll in their communities, according to a new study released Friday. Aggressive marketing of prescription narcotics over the past 20 years has been widely blamed for the staggering death toll of the opioid epidemic. But there's been scant research supporting that contention. The new study, published in JAMA Network Open, shows that counties receiving such payments later experience higher death rates - even when researchers controlled for many other possible influences. The study did not prove a cause and effect relationship; the link between the two is an association. The study also suggests, surprisingly, that consistent, trust-building visits - such as periodic lunches sponsored by drug sales reps - do more to promote prescribing of a company's drugs than … [Read more...] about Drug company payments to doctors may influence opioid overdose deaths
Nov 14, 5:53 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Suman Varandani @suman09 11/02/18 AT 1:27 AM A black doctor onboard a flight with Republic Airlines, a Delta Connection carrier, accused the flight's crew of racially profiling her while she tried to help a sick fellow passenger Tuesday. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford was traveling from Indianapolis to Boston when another passenger experienced a medical episode.Stanford, a doctor and educator at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, tried to help the woman passenger sitting next to her on the flight after she began to convulse and hyperventilate. Stanford said she then showed her medical license to a flight attendant."She looked at it, walked down to the back of the plane," Stanford told TV station Boston 25, "and then the second flight attendant approached me and said, 'Well, can I see your license … [Read more...] about Airline ‘Racially Profiled’ Black Doctor Who Tried To Help Sick Co-Passenger