This Week in Global Health
A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday.A man smokes a cigarette after loading tobacco into the hollow paper-and-filter, at Island Smokes in New York October 27, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Shannon StapletonWLF teams with the WHO and the Vietnam Ministry of Health to launch a new Vietnamese media campaign against tobacco. (DangConSan- translated into English here.)
The FDA serves violation notices to 1200 tobacco stores who sold cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors. (The NY Times)
The Guardian asks, “AIDs- is the end really in sight?”
Huge victory in tobacco control; plain cigarette packet laws pass in the Australian Senate. (The Australian)
‘Why do South Sudanese women shun maternity wards in a country with a high maternal mortality rate?’ asks SOS Children’s Villages.
A drug originally designed for cancer treatment may show promise for weight loss, reports TIME.
Regulators in Massachusetts consider a ban on tobacco products in pharmacies, reports The Boston Globe.
November is COPD Awareness Month!
A new study finds no link between folic acid supplements and asthma, reports Reuters.
Hillary Clinton is aiming for an ‘AIDs-free generation’, reports the NYTimes.
A new maternal blood test might more effectively screen for certain birth defects, reports USAToday.
A disappointing decision from a U.S. judge means that the fight for graphic pack warnings may go to the Supreme Court, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The Washington Post reports on a proposed ban on tobacco usage in (and around) all federal buildings.
Acetaminophen is linked to asthma in a new report, says USAToday.
A new treatment for lung cancer may incorporate drugs that control genes, reports CBS News.
Bigger babies may be more likely to be obese adults, reports the Daily Mail.
A new ‘electric nose’ may be able to detect tuberculosis. (Times of India)
Most American smokers want to quit, says Reuters UK.
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Associate Director, Communications and Advocacy
World Lung Foundation