Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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Will drug-resistant malaria be the next global health threat?

Health
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/31/14, 03:35 pm

Drug-resistant malaria infections are now widespread in Southeast Asia and pose a global health risk, according to a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

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Is U.S. mental health policy penny wise and pound foolish?

Mental Illness
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/25/14, 01:45 pm

The rate of incarceration for mentally ill patients is climbing as a result of Medicaid tightening control on certain antipsychotic medications, according to a new study. In some states, Medicaid is seeking to contain healthcare costs by requiring physicians to obtain prior authorization before prescribing newer, more costly antipsychotic medications known as atypical antipsychotics.

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'Powder keg'

Science | A new form of alcohol may be coming soon to a store near you
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/25/14, 01:00 am

Trouble. Right here in River City. With a capital T that rhymes with P that stands for Palcohol. 

With apologies to the lyrics of The Music Man, that’s what doctors and others are saying about Palcohol, a powdered form of alcohol that Lipsmark LLC of Arizona hopes to have on store shelves as early as this fall. 

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