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U.N.-Supported Treaty On Illicit Tobacco Trade To Enter Into Force End Of September

U.N. News: U.N.-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September “A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Women fight back against Peru’s national sterilization scheme (Livingstone/Young, 7/19). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Artemisia — new hope for malaria eradication in Africa? (Landais, 7/18). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Disability and Disaster — making emergency plans inclusive (Rasper, 7/18). Devex: How gut health might advance global…

More News In Global Health

Los Angeles Times: Health emergency declared in northern Brazil after measles outbreak (Langlois, 7/16). New York Times: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds (McNeil, 7/16). Reuters: Mass radio campaign saves thousands of child lives in Africa (Kelland, 7/16). Science: ‘Frightening’ drug-resistant strain of typhoid spreads in Pakistan…

NYT Examines Public Health Effects Of Soda Consumption In Mexican Town

New York Times: In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes. “…Potable water is increasingly scarce in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a picturesque mountain town in the southeastern state of Chiapas where some neighborhoods have running water just a few times a week, and many households…

LSHTM Professors Discuss How Industry-Favorable Policies Threaten Progress On NCDs

BMJ Opinion: Johanna Hanefeld and Benjamin Hawkins: NCDs — it’s time to embrace the evidence, not industry Johanna Hanefeld, associate professor, and Benjamin Hawkins, assistant professor, both at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discuss recommendations from a recent report by the WHO’s Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable…

Small Particulate Air Pollution Linked To Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows

The Atlantic: A Frightening New Reason to Worry About Air Pollution “It’s fairly well known that a bad diet, a lack of exercise, and genetics can all contribute to type 2 diabetes. But a new global study points to an additional, surprising culprit: the air pollution emitted by cars and…

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