Tag Archives: WHO

Russia’s Smoking Problem

On a per capita basis, Russia trails only neighboring Belarus in cigarette consumption.

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Water: A Big Challenge for Africa

Can Africa provide clean, safe water for its urban and suburban communities?

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Health Diplomacy vs. Health Terrorism

Two sides of a deadly coin.

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9 Facts: The World’s Polio Problem

Polio is still a big problem for poor, war torn countries.

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Body Mass Index (BMI): Too Crude A Tool?

The measure still used globally for obesity actually does not measure fat.

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Too Much Salt: A Truly Global Health Problem

Adults consume too much salt, in a staggering 181 of 187 countries studied

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TB in China: a New Epidemic of an Old Disease

How China handles drug-resistant tuberculosis will have a big effect on the problem globally.

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Big Pharma’s Expansion Into Emerging Markets

More harmful practices by Big Pharma as U.S. sales decline and patents expire.

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World Mental Health Day: Another Missed Opportunity?

What progress has been made when it comes to treating mental health — and what have we lost in our search for sanity?

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Is China Going Up in Smoke?

Why has China’s government done little to stop the country’s smoking epidemic?

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