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U.S., Cuba Look To Enhance Partnerships On Health Promotion, Protection, Research

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Promise of a Strong U.S.-Cuba Health Partnership Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the new health partnership between the U.S. and Cuba, writing, “While … still at an early stage, it’s clear the United States and…

Global Leaders Should Renew Commitment To WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control

The Guardian: Every tobacco death is an avoidable tragedy. The epidemic must stop here Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization “…By raising tax on tobacco products, requiring graphic warning labels, conducting hard-hitting mass media campaigns, and banning tobacco industry advertising and marketing, countries can improve the health…

U.S. HHS Adds 7 New Agents, Including HIV, To List Of Carcinogens

Reuters: Seven agents, including HIV, added to U.S. list of carcinogens “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday it added seven new agents, including the HIV virus and an industrial solvent, to its list of carcinogens. The list identifies factors … known to be a human…

Better Access To Cancer Prevention Education, Screening Needed In Americas, Expert Says

Humanosphere: Cancer prevention in the Americas is ‘social justice’ issue, experts say Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses cancer prevention and treatment challenges in the Americas. She quotes Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, professor in preventive medicine and founder of the Center for Health Equity in the Americas (CenHealth), who urged “education, early screening, and…

Low-Cost Health Interventions Could Prevent Hundreds Of Thousands Cancer-Related Deaths Among Women In Developing Nations, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cheap cancer measures could save hundreds of thousands of lives in poor countries “Health interventions costing as little as $1.72 per person could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in developing countries, scientists said on Tuesday. Nearly 800,000 women die of cervical…

WHO’s Anti-Tobacco Agenda Could Encourage Illicit Cigarette Market, Weaken National Security

The Hill: Corruption and weakened national security: the roles of medicines, tobacco in exacerbating both Roger Bate, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute “Efforts to lower smoking and ensure access to medicines are sensible health priorities, but pursued with little regard to wider impacts, they can promote corruption and undermine…

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