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Global Life Expectancy Rising But People Living Longer With More Illness, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in The Lancet showing global life expectancy is rising but people suffer more disability and illness. Deutsche Welle: Study: Global life expectancy rises “…Theo Vos, a professor at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington who led the…

Study Calls For Integration Of Anti-Smoking Strategies Into TB, HIV Care

VOA News: Study: Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care “…The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease released a report recently arguing that second-hand smoke must be addressed in the treatment of patients with TB and HIV. The research identifies a critical missed opportunity in TB and HIV…

Silicone Bracelets Help Remind Parents Of Childhood Vaccination Schedules

New York Times: Vaccinations Bring Hope, Bracelets Deliver Reminders “…[V]accine schedules are increasingly complex, and young mothers often forget to take children in for shots on time. … [The company] Alma Sana makes flexible silicon bracelets [… that] fit around a newborn’s ankle, and serve as tiny calendars…” (McNeil, 8/22).

TPP Could Decrease Availability Of Generic Medicines To Patients Worldwide

JAMA: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Implications for Access to Essential Medicines Jing Luo and Aaron S. Kesselheim of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School “…[I]n its current form, the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] could lower the bar for the patenting of pharmaceutical innovations…

Global Health Officials To Study Post-Ebola Symptoms Among Survivors

Washington Post: With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation “Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are and how to remedy them. The World Health Organization calls it an emergency within…