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Addressing Health Among Most Disadvantaged Will Produce Best Outcomes For Development Goals

BMJ Blogs: The sustainable development goals: Priorities for the global health community? Daniel Sharp, a Fulbright scholar at the Vienna University of Business and Economics, and Joseph Millum, a bioethicist at the Clinical Center Department of Bioethics and Fogarty International Center at NIH, address the question, “[H]ow should the international…

Debate Arises Over Draft SDG On Reducing ‘Premature Mortality’

NPR: A New U.N. Health Goal Targets Folks 69 And Under. Ageism Or Realism? “…At least one SDG is turning out to be a bit controversial. This particular goal calls for a reduction in ‘premature mortality’ from non-communicable diseases like cancer, stroke, and dementia by half in people younger than…

India’s Air Pollution Causing Lung Damage Among Millions Of Children

New York Times: Holding Your Breath in India Gardiner Harris, Washington correspondent for the New York Times “…When I became a South Asia correspondent for the New York Times three years ago, my wife and I were both excited and prepared for difficulties — insistent beggars, endemic dengue, and summertime…

Beijing Implements Strict New Smoking Ban

Bloomberg Business: Beijing’s About to Roll Out Its Harshest Smoking Ban Ever “Starting on June 1 in Beijing a blanket ban will be imposed on smoking in public places, after the city’s Municipal People’s Congress passed the tough new law in November…” (Roberts, 5/29). CNN: Beijing rolls out China’s toughest…

Tobacco Surveillance Systems Can Move Control Efforts Forward

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: If We Can Measure It, We Can Manage It: Tracking the Global Tobacco Epidemic Lauren Bartell and Emily Ridgway discuss the use of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS), a system “which has been internationally recognized as the global standard to systematically monitor youth and adult…