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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.…

Congressional Committee Requests Testimony From IARC Regarding Agency’s Glyphosate Review

Reuters: Exclusive: Congressional committee questions operation of WHO cancer agency “Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization’s cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its ‘scientific integrity.’ Their letter to the International Agency for Research on…

Climate Change Negatively Impacting Health Worldwide; Global Action Needed, Lancet Study Says

CNN: 2,100 cities exceed recommended pollution levels, fueling climate change “Climate change is already affecting the health of populations around the world, but things are set to get worse if adequate changes aren’t made, according to an international consortium of climate experts…” (Senthilingam, 10/30). The Guardian: Climate change already bringing…

Advocates Urge ILO To Limit Funding From Tobacco Companies

Devex: ILO under pressure to limit relationship with big tobacco “The governing body of the International Labour Organization will this week consider whether or how to continue with its engagement with tobacco companies amid criticisms of continuously receiving funding from the industry. Proponents of the U.N. Framework Convention for Tobacco…

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