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PLOS Adds New Content To Blue Marble Health Collection

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Update to Blue Marble Health Collection “This week sees a major update to the PLOS Collection ‘Blue Marble Health: the mismatch between national wealth and population health’ with the addition of 50 new papers, including two new editorials published [Tuesday] in PLOS Medicine and PLOS Neglected…

Progress Being Made To Prevent, Diagnose, Treat Cervical Cancer Among African Women

Humanosphere: Visualizing cervical cancer: Leading killer of African women Amy VanderZanden, communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), examines efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women…

Blog Post Explores ‘Tobacco Carve-Out’ In TPP, Public Health Implications

Health Affairs Blog: Trade, Health, And Tobacco Exceptionalism: The TPP Tobacco Carve-Out Wendy E. Parmet, an associate dean and professor at Northeastern University School of Law and director of the school’s Program on Health Policy and Law, discusses “the so-called tobacco carve-out” in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and its…

Scorecard Tracks Actions To Reduce Country-Level NCD Burden

BMJ Blogs: Richard Smith: How well are countries doing in responding to the NCD pandemic? Richard Smith, chair of the board of trustees of icddr,b, chair of the board of Patients Know Best, and trustee of C3 Collaborating for Health, discusses the results of a study examining the health systems…

WHO Calls For E-Cigarette Regulation

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes and bans on their use and advertising. The Guardian: U.N. agency calls for e-cigarette regulation “The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a long-awaited report on electronic cigarettes that calls for regulation of the devices and their…

WHO Releases First Global Report On Suicide

WHO: First WHO report on suicide prevention “More than 800,000 people die by suicide every year — around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75 percent of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries…” (9/4).

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