Health

Taxes key in war on 'lifestyle' disease: health experts

Global health leaders declared war on lifestyle diseases Thursday, decrying the impact of tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks on the world's poor, while calling for taxes to curb consumption and finance healthcare.

Health

Physical activity impacts child growth, new study finds

Scientific Reports has just published an important new study by Hunter post-doctoral research fellow Samuel Urlacher. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Dr. Urlacher is a biological anthropologist whose research seeks ...

Ophthalmology

Addressing the burden of glaucoma in Ghana

In each of the past 22 years, Don Budenz, MD, MPH, has gone to Ghana – first right after his fellowship training and now as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at UNC and founder of Christian Eye Ministry, an NGO dedicated ...

Health

Report identifies key policies to address health inequities

Researchers from the University of Liverpool working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Evidence Network (HEN) and the European Office for Investment for Health and Development (Venice, Italy) have published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Skin plays significant role in spread of leishmaniasis

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis - a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies - are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person's ...

Health

Reducing severe violence among adolescents

The World Health Organization reported in 2014 that homicide was the fourth leading cause of death among 15 - 29 year olds worldwide. Severe youth violence (SYV), which can be defined as including aggravated assault, rape, ...

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