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Global Development News
The World Bank: Postcards from Quito on the New Urban Agenda
More than two months have passed since the whirlwind that was Habitat III, the UN’s once-every-20-year summit on cities and urban development. From big data to climate change, public spaces to municipal finance, the conference truly seemed to have something for everyone.
The Conversation: The unintended consequences of UNESCO world heritage listing
The principle of world heritage promoted by UNESCO is of crucial importance at a time when tourism has become a global phenomenon, involving more than a billion people and generating an annual revenue of nearly US$1245 billion in 2014.
The Lancet: Suicide among health-care workers: time to act
The rate of depressive disorders among health-care workers compared with the general population is alarming and is an issue that spans the medical profession.
Rich in wildlife, Southeast Asia includes at least six of the world’s 25 “biodiversity hotspots” – the areas of the world that contain an exceptional concentration of species, and are exceptionally endangered.
Nurses say conditions in the NHS are the worst they have experienced; the Royal College of Nursing has said.
Global Health News
As toxic clouds of smog continue to cover much of China, more and more Chinese are turning to vent their anger online at the airpocalypse—even turning to poetry.
About a third of 10 to 11-year-old in England's north-west are overweight or obese and a similar proportion of five-year-olds have tooth decay.
Replacing one daily portion with poultry or fish may lower risk, findings suggest.
Public Health England has launched a new campaign Be Food Smart which also includes a free smartphone application that works by scanning the barcode of products, revealing the total sugar, saturated fat and salt inside and providing hints and tips for adults and fun activities for kids.
The next few years could be pivotal for sustainable food in the realms of organic farming, sustainable fishing and plant based meat alternatives.
The National Cancer Institute: The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control
The research summarized in this monograph confirms that evidence-based tobacco control interventions make sense from an economic as well as a public health standpoint.
The Lancet: Obesity and diabetes in 2017: a new year
The report supports the re-launch of the One You: New Year, New You campaign, and focused on the behaviour and health of adults in the UK aged from 40 to 60 years.
“Screen and treat” policies to preventing type 2 diabetes are unlikely to have substantial impact on this growing epidemic, concludes a study published by The BMJ.
Theresa May has pledged to help schools and companies in England deal with the "hidden injustice" of mental illness.
With predictions that millions of people in Africa will die from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO), African region, is calling on countries to carry out surveys to identify the main causes of this rising trend.
Risk Factors News
Heavy drinking not only damages the liver and can lead to cancer but it also increases the risk of a heart attack.
Children are consuming half their daily sugar allowance before they start school, with cereals, fruit juice and some spreads to blame.
INews: Childhood obesity rates must be brought down to save the NHS
Latest data shows that more than one in five children start primary school overweight or obese, rising to more than a third by the time they start secondary school.
Mail One: Cut out the cake culture at work, say top dentists
Eating biscuits and cakes in the office is contributing to the nation's obesity epidemic and poor oral health, the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) said.
The Lancet: Living near major roads and the incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis: a population-based cohort study
The study aimed to investigate the association between residential proximity to major roadways and the incidence of these three neurological diseases in Ontario, Canada.
BBC: Dentists call to end 'workplace cake culture'
Dentists have criticised "workplace cake culture", saying the sharing of sweet treats in the office is contributing to health problems.
The Lancet Global Health blog: Treating undernutrition in Borno State, Nigeria: adapting strategy in emergencies
Crises with alarming levels of malnutrition-related child mortality are complicated contexts, given that the world’s most critically malnourished also often face conflict, displacement, and even famine.