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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.
47 hours 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.
53 hours ago
Barack Obama will be in Brisbane for the G20 conference next month. I wonder if he will have a chance to reflect on what happened to LBJ in QLD?
6 days ago
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.
7 days ago
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
The deadline for the realization of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by countries of the world is drawing to a close in 2015. The progress on MDGs might have been with mixed results, but lot of lessons need to be learnt while we frame n
13:54 Aug 26, 2014
In the year 2000, countries of the world had agreed to meet the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Numerous consultative processes have been taking place around the world on what should be the development goals post-2015.
08:05 Aug 26, 2014
The first estimates of the global burden of TB in children given by the WHO in 2012, suggested that there might be 530,000 children suffering from it. Subsequently there has been an uptake in the research in this field.
06:51 Aug 19, 2014
We know that nearly one third of the 35 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) have tuberculosis (TB), and 13% of 8.6 million new TB cases every year are HIV positive. Also 1 in 5 HIV associated deaths are due to TB.
09:31 Aug 8, 2014


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