This week, Yannis Valtis joined us for a short conversation about a new paper he and colleagues recently published in BMJ Global Health. Their study Read More
Tobacco kills half of its users. What if I told you that the most effective tool to reduce tobacco use can also generate millions annually Read More
Bloomberg Business: Beijing’s About to Roll Out Its Harshest Smoking Ban Ever “Starting on June 1 in Beijing a blanket ban will be imposed on smoking in public places, after the city’s Municipal People’s Congress passed the tough new law in November…” (Roberts, 5/29). CNN: Beijing rolls out China’s toughest smoking ban…but will it work?…More
The aim of this work was to establish recommendations for the medical follow-up of workers currently or previously exposed to lung carcinogens.
U.N. News Centre: With more people sedentary, U.N. health agency urges everyone to get moving “Not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression, and other non-communicable diseases, according to the United Nations health agency, which is urging people to get up and get active. … WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of…More
In the UK, people of South Asian origin with asthma experience excess morbidity, with hospitalisation rates three times those of the majority White population and evidence suggests that South Asian children wi…
Air pollution levels are unsafe in nearly all cities in developing countries, according to new data from the World Health Organization, which shows that more than 80 percent of people living in urban areas around the world are exposed to high levels of air pollution. It is a problem that kills more than 3 million
The SpiroCall system analyses the sound of a person breathing to identify and monitor conditions.
The Guardian: Shareholders urged to push for cheaper pneumonia drugs “Shareholders are being urged to use the annual general meetings of Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to put pressure on the companies to lower the price of their life-saving pneumonia vaccines…” (Kollewe, 4/27). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Charity urges price cut for pneumonia vaccine for poor children “Global…More
by Kathryn E. Lafond, Harish Nair, Mohammad Hafiz Rasooly, Fátima Valente, Robert Booy, Mahmudur Rahman, Paul Kitsutani, Hongjie Yu, Guiselle Guzman, Daouda Coulibaly, Julio Armero, Daddi Jima, Stephen R. C. Howie, William Ampofo, Ricardo Mena, Mandeep Chadha, Ondri Dwi Sampurno, Gideon O. Emukule, Zuridin Nurmatov, Andrew Corwin, Jean Michel Heraud, Daniel E
Air pollution in China has been getting worse over the last 50 years, resulting in more severe haze (smog) days in cities, especially those in heavily-developed eastern China.
Background Early detection and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) have been key principles of TB control.