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Global Development News

The Independent: Fashion Revolution week 2018: Five years on from Rana Plaza collapse, what has changed? Unfortunately, human rights don’t evolve at the same speed as trends. Especially in trillion-pound industries.

CBS News: WHO reveals shocking figures on air pollution deaths The WHO says nine out of ten people are subjected to high levels of pollutants from the air they breathe.

Human Rights Watch: “Only Men Need Apply” Four decades of rapid economic growth in China have created unprecedented economic opportunities for women, but gender discrimination in employment remains widespread.

The Guardian: Air pollution inequality widens between rich and poor nations Rich cities have improved, but pollution in poorer countries is still rising and kills 7 million people a year globally, WHO data reveals.

Truth Initiative: How tobacco products harm the environment from their manufacture to consumption Tobacco products harm the environment in ways that go beyond air pollution and cigarette litter.

The Guardian: The older you get, the less likely you are to get lifesaving help in a crisis, says report Millions of older people with disabilities are at risk of missing out on crucial humanitarian assistance because of physical barriers or discrimination, research suggests.

Global Health News 

The Conversation: To defeat superbugs, everyone will need access to clean water The consumption of antibiotics has increased significantly over the past 15 years, according to a recent study. The increase occurred despite the international push to reduce the use of these important drugs.

The Guardian: The school that shows good food is not just for posh kids In England’s poorest town, schools are teaching their children to embrace a healthy diet. Our new economics series looks at the lessons from Oldham.

The Conversation: Emerging infectious diseases in India: the scourge that could boost urban development Human societies have seen a significant decrease in mortality from infectious diseases over the past century. However, we must still struggle with ongoing pathologies we once thought were under control (cholera, tuberculosis, plague, etc.)

The Economist: Both in rich and poor countries, universal health care brings huge benefits The argument for universal health care is clear. But getting there is difficult, says John McDermott.

The BMJ: To work despite chronic health conditions: a qualitative study of workers at the Swedish Public Employment Service he objective of this study is to explore the relationship between work and chronic health conditions in a group of employees aged 50–64 years with a focus on factors that enable them to continue to work.

The Conversation: We asked five experts: is walking enough exercise? We humans need to exercise in order to stay healthy. Exercise protects against disease and early death and keeps us mobile and able to perform daily tasks.

NCDs News

The Conversation: Trust Me, I’m An Expert: ‘Dancing out of depression’ – how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health A growing body of research is drawing a link between mental and physical health – and the connection is much stronger than you might realise.

 The Economic Times: Don’t miss the diabetes warning bell! Here are the numbers, symptoms to watch out for Prediabetes is a wake-up call, which, taken seriously, can prevent or put off diabetes, finds out Saliha Nasline.

Medical Press: Identifying the mechanism in obesity’s link to colon cancer A recent finding identified a new molecular mechanism to explain the link between obesity and increased risk of colon inflammation, which is a major risk factor in colorectal cancer.

The Conversation: Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment Because of advances in drug design and precision medicine, researchers have been able to target certain molecules within a cell at the root of a particular disease and to develop specific therapies to undo their damages.

The Economist: Nobody spends enough on mental health Mental illness is ignored by policymakers and aid donors.

Mirror: How to prevent your child from developing type 2 diabetes – signs and what to look out for There are things parents can do to help prevent kids from developing type 2 diabetes.

Matters: How Virtual Reality Can Help Children Fighting Cancer With research showing that Virtual Reality headsets are helping chronically ill children experience less anxiety and less pain during their hospital procedures, we immerse ourselves into the world of VR at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and take a look at what they’re doing to help those fighting cancer.

Risk Factors News

The Guardian: Ministers urged to ban fast food outlets from opening near schools Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says councils need increased powers to help combat childhood obesity.

 The Courier:  We are actually drinking less sugar after this campaign Empowering people to make healthier choices, like moves at Pyrenees community pools, will drastically curb thirst for sugary drinks, Cancer Council Victoria’s chief says.

The Independent: One in five children could be at risk of mental health issues, study suggests ‘The accountability agenda means there is increasing pressure on teachers and therefore on pupils to achieve more’.

The Daily Trust: Skipping breakfast leads to obesity –study The study, led by Kevin Smith from Mayo Clinic in the U. S., shows that 26.7 per cent of people who skipped breakfast were obese, compared with 10.9 per cent of those who ate it frequently. 

The Independent: Opposition leaders call on Theresa May to tackle obesity crisis The Prime Minister is urged to ‘take bold action to tackle one of the greatest health challenges of our time’.

The Independent: Tesco launches smaller wine bottles inspired by health-conscious Millennials Tesco has released a range of smaller wine bottles in a bid to appeal to Brits who are reducing their alcohol consumption.

The Conversation: ABC Four Corners: five articles to get you informed on sugar and Big Sugar’s role in food policy The sugar industry has employed various tactics to influence health policy in its favour.

The Age: The alcohol industry’s latest dirty tricks campaign Social media is changing the way the alcohol industry is pushing its products into the minds and mouths of young people. For the most part, it’s an unregulated space, almost impossible to monitor and the alcohol industry is taking full advantage.

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