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At global tobacco treaty negotiations in Russia, Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO is worried big tobacco is openly going after children.
3 days ago
Tobacco industry allies tried to persuade government delegations before the global tobacco treaty negotiations began in Moscow, but governments who ratified the treaty voted for public health.
3 days ago
The U.S. government has awarded nearly 13,500 visas to people in three of the Ebola-afflicted countries, and 190,000 people from the 16 countries experiencing the Ebola outbreak visit the US each year.
4 days ago
Mohamed Dhaaley puts the case for the government of Somalia to create and enforce a copyright law, to prevent the piracy of books created by authors.
16:29 Oct 13, 2014
Indoor air quality concerns more than just fumes and smoke in the house. Dampness and mould pose health risks, especially for people living with asthma.
03:59 Oct 13, 2014
Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consider
08:17 Oct 11, 2014
But what astounded Alina Saba, a young indigenous woman participant from Limbu tribe of Nepal, was: 'When I arrived in NYC, I was struck by the level of inequality that exists in this world. of Ne
20:18 Oct 3, 2014
The conflict of interest between pharmaceutical companies/medical manufacturers, and public health is seldom made evident.
12:30 Oct 2, 2014
World Heart Day, 29th September 2014
01:59 Sep 30, 2014
Incidentally 22nd Cochrane Colloquium on 'evidence-informed public health: challenges and opportunities' theme is being held in Hyderabad, India (21-26 September 2014) and will be followed by the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on
17:21 Sep 28, 2014
Commendable progress has been made in the South Asia to advance evidence-based healthcare and let evidence inform policy and programs at different levels.
06:27 Sep 28, 2014
It was Dr Gordon Guyatt of Macmaster University, Canada, who had first coined the term 'evidence based medicine' in 1990. In an interview at the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium being held in Hyderabad, India,
13:37 Sep 26, 2014
Whenever natural disasters and humanitarian crises occur, enormous amount of resources are spent on relief and aid services, albeit without knowing whether they will do more good than harm. Despite best intentions, lot of interventions are happening
06:53 Sep 26, 2014
Well, any right-minded person would say NO. But the global, as well as the local media, has castigated India for not ratifying the Protocol of Amendment for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
13:50 Sep 23, 2014
For management of disasters and humanitarian crises, doing something is not enough-but doing the right thing at the right time is.
20:47 Sep 22, 2014
Genital tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that ac
13:16 Sep 22, 2014
Will future sustainable development goals (SDGs) help in improving the lives of Bela and thousands of others like her who are pushed into the flesh trade due to poverty, greed and a skewed power dynamics. It is not enough to make survivors mere bran
07:03 Sep 19, 2014
Earlier this week, Lesotho's military disarmed two police stations leading to the exchange of gunfire between military, youths and police injuring one soldier and four policemen.
22:54 Sep 3, 2014
Muslim Houthis continue to assert their power by launching a massive protest against the government, undermining the political stability of Yemen.
17:39 Sep 2, 2014
The notorious Muslim-backed Seleka militants brought terror in the country and took control of the capital of Bangui last year.
07:40 Aug 28, 2014


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