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WHO Works To Strengthen Palliative Care Services For All Ages, Diseases

WHO: Palliative care: for all ages and all diseases This WHO Feature discusses the agency’s work in and the importance of strengthening and integrating palliative care services in low- and middle-income settings for people of all ages with any ailment (October 2015).

Michael Bloomberg Deplores Tobacco Industry Practices, Sales To Poor People Worldwide

Business Insider: Michael Bloomberg says big tobacco preys on the world’s poor “Michael Bloomberg laid into the cigarette industry at [the City Lab London conference] on Monday, saying that tobacco companies ‘deliberately go out every day and try to kill, for their own profits, the poor around the world’…” (Williams-Grut,…

Cancer Becoming Pandemic, But Measures Can Be Taken To Lower Risk

CNN: Most cancers in our world pandemic are preventable — here’s how Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society “The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm: cancer is rapidly becoming a global pandemic. … What’s behind the increase? Aging and growth of the world population, as…

Africa Holds 40 Of 50 Nations With Highest Traffic-Related Deaths, WHO Report Shows

The Economist: Road deaths in Africa: Worse than malaria “Road accidents are the leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds globally, according to a report published by the World Health Organization on October 19th. Forty of the 50 countries with the highest road-death rates across all ages are in…

2030 Development Agenda Should Include Reducing Global Cancer Burden

U.N. Dispatch: Getting Cancer on the Global Health Agenda In a guest post, Anees B. Chagpar, associate professor of surgery at Yale University, assistant director for global oncology at Yale Cancer Center, and director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, discusses the importance of reducing the global cancer…

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