Editorial: Alcohol has comparable health risks to tobacco but none of its pariah status. The world’s two largest beer manufacturers, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and Read More
Inter Press Service: Latin America to Push for Food Security Laws as a Bloc “Lawmakers in the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean decided at a regional meeting to work as a bloc for the passage of laws on food security — an area in which countries in the region have…More
Since 2006, Ines Contreras has contributed her experience and warmth to many roles at PATH, including a breast health project in Peru. Although small in size, the project is making a big difference in the lives of thousands of women. Laura Anderson, an editor at PATH, recently talked to her about that work. Q: Can you tell […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA brainstorming session with one of PATH’s global leadersAs Myanmar changes, PATH is hereMonks, mobile phones, and motorbikes: tradition and change in SE Asia ;
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting the possession, production and consumption marijuana is unconstitutional. National laws against producing and consuming marijuana, the court said, violate the human right to the free development of one’s personality. The landmark decision on Nov. 4 opened the door to the eventual nationwide legalization of recreational marijuana.
Background: Even in high-income countries some population groups depend on food banks to support their food intake.
Background: In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the rising prevalence of overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases co-exists with the high burden of under-nutrition.
Background: Attempted or non-fatal self-poisoning is common in Sri Lanka.
Background: Sedentary behavior is associated with poor well-being in youth with adverse trajectories spanning to adulthood.
By Dr. Vijay Panickar On November 5, at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Arogya World named 20 companies from a variety of sectors across India “Healthy Workplaces,” in the third year of its pioneering public health program. A global non-profit health organization, Arogya World has worked to prevent non-communicable diseases – diabetes, heart disease, cancer and chronic lung diseases – through health education and lifestyle change. An all-day educational event for employers, sponsored by Cigna TTK (a joint venture between Cigna, the U.S. based global health services leader and Indian conglomerate TTK Group), concluded with Arogya World announcing this year’s Healthy Workplace winners and commending them for their commitment to workplace wellness.
Publication date: December 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 147 Author(s): Ingrid Borren, Kristian Tambs, Kristin Gustavson, Helga Ask, Bo Engdahl, Jon Martin Sundet Background Some previous studies indicate that parental hearing loss may have negative consequences in the parent–child relationship.
To examine the trends in epidemiological transition of stroke over the last two decades in Tianjin, and investigate the subtypes of stroke.
Background: The Millennium Development Goal No 4 (MDG 4) requires countries to scale up interventions addressing malnutrition and other immediate determinants of burden of disease among children to reduce child mortality by two thirds by 2015, which is this year.