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Governments Should Heed WHO’s Call To Ban Trans Fats

New York Times: The World Doesn’t Need Trans Fats Editorial Board “…[T]he WHO … has long urged countries to issue nutritional guidelines that advise people to avoid trans fats. But it is not always easy for consumers to know when they are eating these oils, which are often in packaged…

FT Health Highlights Newspaper’s Special Report On Disabilities In Workplace

FT Health: Employers’ guide to disability in the workplace The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter highlights a special report from the Financial Times on disability in the workplace, as well as provides a round-up of global health-related news stories (Jack/Dodd, 5/11).

CSIS Analysis Examines Rising Prevalence Of Overweight, Obesity In LMICs

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Weighing the Risk of Obesity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Reid Hamel, senior fellow, and Elizabeth Black, research intern, both at the CSIS Global Food Security Project, discuss the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity in low- and middle-income countries, the challenges these conditions…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Bootleg liquor, not water, killed Cambodian villagers (5/7). Devex: Q&A: CARE Bangladesh country director on Rohingya crisis (Welsh, 5/8). Financial Times: India’s health care: does Modi have the right cure? (Kazmin, 5/7). The Guardian: U.N. sexual misconduct chief was promoted while facing harassment claims (Ratcliffe, 5/8). The Hill:…

Access To Eye Exams, Eyeglasses Overlooked Public Health Issue

New York Times: A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses “…More than a billion people around the world need eyeglasses but don’t have them, researchers say, an affliction long overlooked on lists of public health priorities. Some estimates put that figure closer to 2.5 billion people. … Then…

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CNN: Doctors raise alarm about ancient virus: ‘Prevalence is off the charts’ in Australia (Howard, 5/7). New York Times: Laced With Two Insecticides, New Nets Protect Children From Malaria (McNeil, 5/4). Press Trust of India/Business Standard: India’s public health is a ‘mixed story,’ says Microsoft founder Bill Gates (5/5). SciDev.Net:…

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