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The Atlantic: The Muslim Overpopulation Myth That Just Won’t Die (Varagur, 11/14). Bloomberg: Deadly Air Pollution Becomes a Common Enemy for Rivals India and Pakistan (Kay/Marlow, 11/14). CIDRAP News: Brazilian study indicates Zika may have hit poor hardest (Soucheray, 11/14). CNN: 16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health…

Bill Gates Hopes Investment Will Help Lead To Treatments, Prevention For Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Associated Press: Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s “…In a statement, Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He says he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition treatable with medication…” (11/13). CNN: Bill Gates’ newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s “…[Gates] sat in…

Bill Gates Announces $100M In Personal Funding For Dementia, Alzheimer’s Research

Financial Times: Gates joins Alzheimer’s fight with $50m dementia fund investment “Bill Gates has made his first move to support Alzheimer’s disease research, with a $50m investment in the London-based Dementia Discovery Fund. The DDF provides venture finance for companies developing innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases…” (Cookson, 11/13).…

Both Individuals, Policymakers Responsible For Making Good Health Decisions

PLOS Blogs’ “Global Health”: Individual choice versus public policy: who is to blame for the obesity crisis? In this interview, Sandro Demaio, “who is medical officer for noncommunicable diseases and nutrition for the World Health Organization, argues it is not just individuals who have to take charge of their health,…

All Countries Should Strive For Balance In Pollution Control Policies

Washington Post: The killer responsible for more yearly deaths than AIDS, malaria, and TB combined Editorial Board “A major study published last month in The Lancet, a British medical journal, found that there is a global killer responsible for more yearly deaths than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined: pollution. ……

Impact Of NCDs Growing, Response Lagging

Undark: The Growing Urgency of Killer Chronic Diseases “Chronic diseases — a term that primarily refers to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease — are responsible for 88 percent of all U.S. deaths and 70 percent of all deaths worldwide per year, according to the World Health Organization.…

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