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Preventing Childhood Injuries In LMICs Requires Reliable Data, Global Support

Global Health NOW: Child Injury Data and Advocacy Needed Adnan A. Hyder, professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the International Injury Research Unit and the Health Systems Program, and associate director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics “…While high-income countries have…

Bloomberg Examines Global Rise In Obesity, Efforts To Reverse Trend

Bloomberg: The World Is Getting Fatter and No One Knows How to Stop It “…Economic forces are conspiring to cause the great global weight gain. Countries grow wealthier and increase consumption. People move from rural areas to cities, where they have ready access to inexpensive, processed foods. Machines do work…

Using ‘Cleaner, More Efficient’ Cookstoves Can Improve Global Health

Huffington Post: Five Ways Clean Cooking Improves Health Radha Muthiah, CEO of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves “…Cooking over open fires and smoky stoves … leads to a wide range of noncommunicable diseases, such as pneumonia, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. The good news is it doesn’t have to…

On World Health Day, Global Community Must Commit To Preventing Deaths, Complications From Diabetes

Huffington Post: World Health Day 2016: Let’s Beat Diabetes Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO “…Preventing deaths and complications from diabetes requires access to affordable health care services with equipment sufficient to diagnose and monitor diabetes; patient education to promote healthy diet, physical activity and self-care; essential medicines for…

World Health Day Focuses On Diabetes Prevention, Management; Lancet Report Shows Number Of Adults With Disease Nearly Quadrupled Over Past 35 Years

News outlets discuss World Health Day, recognized annually by WHO on April 7, and this year’s focus on diabetes management and prevention worldwide, as well as a report on diabetes trends published in The Lancet. Agence France-Presse: Diabetes cases have quadrupled since 1980: WHO “The number of adults estimated to…

Wall Street Journal Examines Questions Over Cigarette Health Warning Labels In India

Wall Street Journal: Will Larger Health Warnings Deter India’s Smokers? “India’s domestic cigarette makers have suspended production in a push-and-pull over the size of health warnings on cigarette packs. The government had asked the makers to display larger warnings on the packs, but after an ongoing legal tussle, tobacco companies…

Blog Post Discusses How Health Centers In Syrian Refugee Settlements Struggle To Treat NCDs

Humanosphere: Noncommunicable diseases stress already struggling health care centers for Syrian refugees Charlie Ensor, a freelance journalist, discusses the challenges of treating noncommunicable diseases in Syrian refugee settlements, writing, “The level of need, combined with the underfunded international response, has meant that the humanitarian community’s focus has been on meeting…

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