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New South African Obesity Research Center Aims To Shed Light On Growing Problem

The Guardian: Rising to the nutrition challenge: South Africa’s new obesity research center “…[O]besity rates are on the rise [in South Africa], driven by increasingly sedentary lifestyles, a rise in disposable income and the popularity of cheap junk food. … But obesity has been somewhat overlooked as a health problem…

News Outlets Examine Global Health, R&D Aspects Of President’s FY17 Budget Request

The Atlantic: What Is the Point of Joe Biden’s Cancer ‘Moonshot’? “No one doubts the sincerity of Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘cancer moonshot’ initiative. But is the plan even really a ‘moonshot’? … Whether Biden can really do as much to break down the barriers between academic disciplines, between different…

CFR Expert Brief Discusses Tobacco Carve-Out In TPP

Council on Foreign Relations: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade In this expert brief, Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, signed last week, and how the pact “is the first U.S. trade deal to exempt antismoking…

Coordinated Global Action Needed To Respond To Cancer

The Lancet: Tackling cancer: time for a global response Franco Cavalli, scientific director of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland and chair of the Scientific Committee of the European School of Oncology “…Huge efforts have … been made to encourage action on cancer in the global political agenda. … Despite…

U.S. Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Needs ‘Our Best Science, Imagination, Commitment, Focus’

Forbes: Cancer ‘Moonshot’ For Our Generation Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Saketh R. Guntupalli, assistant professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine “The Obama administration announced on Monday that it hopes to spend a total…

Accelerating Progress Against Cancer Requires Collaboration, Research

The Hill: Powering our progress against cancer Edward Abrahams, president of the Personalized Medicine Coalition; Margaret Foti, chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research; and Marcia A. Kean, chair of Strategic Initiatives of Feinstein Kean Healthcare; all co-conveners of the Turning the Tide Against Cancer initiative “…As…

WHO Calls For Films Showing Smoking To Carry Adult Ratings To Protect Young People

U.N. News Centre: Films with on-screen smoking should carry warnings to protect children — U.N. health agency “Noting that films showing on-screen smoking have enticed millions of young people around the world into tobacco addiction, the United Nations health agency today called for them to be rated and display warnings…

IntraHealth International Project Trains HCWs To Screen For Cervical Cancer Among Kenyan Women

IntraHealth International’s “Vitals”: Cervical Cancer Screening Uncovers a Great Need in Kenya Peter Abwao, a communications and knowledge management officer for the FUNZOKenya Project at IntraHealth International in Kenya, discusses the project’s efforts to “train health workers to screen for cervical cancer among women of reproductive age, particularly those who…

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