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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…

Health Inequities Remain Problem In World’s Growing Urban Areas, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report aims to equalize health conditions amidst exploding metro populations “…The ‘Global Report on Urban Health: Equitable, healthier cities for sustainable development,’ jointly released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Human Settlements Programme (U.N.-Habitat), compares data on health from urbanites in almost 100…

More Overweight Than Underweight People Worldwide, Study Shows

Reuters: World’s obese population hits 641 million, global study finds “More than 640 million people globally now weigh in as obese and the world has more overweight than underweight people, according to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI). … The study, published on Thursday in The…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Identifying people at-risk for TB, a device to aid IUD insertion, and vaccines against cancer Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study in which scientists identified 16 genes that can be used to predict…

India Must Print Larger Cigarette Pack Health Warnings, WHO Urges

Reuters: WHO urges India to implement larger health warnings on cigarette packs “India must implement rules on printing larger health warnings on cigarette and other tobacco packs, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, days after a parliamentary panel called for reduction in the proposed warnings size to protect the…

Health Systems Strengthening In LMICs Vital To Address NCDs

Health Affairs Blog: The Fight Of A Lifetime: Health Systems And Chronic Diseases Mario Ottiglio, director of public affairs, communications, and global health policy at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), discusses the importance of health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries to address non-communicable diseases…

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