Please find here our NCD Digest’s selection of news, articles and reports.
Global Development News
As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Let me tell you what forced marriage in America looks like
I was trapped in my marriage for 15 years before I managed to escape with my two daughters.
Tobacco also impacts the health and well-being of the people who grow it and the environment where it is grown, often with devastating consequences.
Progress to close the gender gap in politics has been glacial. At their global summit, female politicians from around the world are demanding faster action.
Global Health News
Thinktank says consumption of fruit and vegetables could be hit by exchange rates, tariffs and higher labour costs.
BNP Paribas announced it is ceasing its financing and investment activities related to manufacturers of tobacco products, as well as producers, wholesalers and traders whose revenue is derived mainly from tobacco.
Sadiq Khan will announce the policy to ban new fast-food takeaways within 400 metres of schools.
UNDP: World AIDS Day
UNDP Administrator’s Statement on World AIDS Day, 1 December
BMJ Global Health: Fighting TB stigma: we need to apply lessons learnt from HIV activism
When the fulfilment of human rights has fallen short in practice, HIV activists have used rights-based approaches to overcome stigma and discrimination and organise for change.
Each year 2.7 million women will be diagnosed with cancers of the breast, cervix, endometrium, or ovaries, and more than a million of them will die from these cancers.
The term psychologists use for negative problem sharing is “co-rumination”. Co-rumination is the mutual encouragement to discuss problems excessively, repeatedly going over the same problems, anticipating future problems and focusing on negative feelings.
Deccan Herald: Lifestyle, NCDs kill over 61% in India
Over 61% of all deaths in India can be attributed to lifestyle or non-communicable diseases, according to a new report that red-flagged how many environmental risk factors are linked to seven major diseases affecting the millions of Indians.
Risk Factors News
Researchers say negative health impacts of sucrose could have been combated sooner had research been released – but industry bodies dispute the findings.
Imposing taxes on high fat and sugar foods will improve children’s diets, the British Psychological Society (BPS) said, highlighting the need for government intervention in food reformulation and education.
For the first time in human history, more people are obese than underweight, with America leading the way. Yahoo News examines the way the food industry has contributed to the worldwide epidemic, and how soda companies in the U.S. have tried to deflect blame for the increase in obesity, particularly in children.
Shona Robison announces plan to fix level at 50p a unit, aiming to reduce hospital admissions by 8,254 in first five years.
Opposite a pizza shop and around the corner from a Greggs bakery, a KFC, two more fried chicken outlets, a chippy and a kebab shop, is Stanhope primary school.