Deutsche Allianz Nichtübertragbare Krankheiten

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Aktuelle Nachrichten und Reportagen rund um die Themen „Globale Entwicklung“, „Weltgesundheit“ und „Gesundheitsrisiken“ in einer kompakten Übersicht der Internationalen Allianz Nichtübertragbarer Krankheiten (NCD Alliance)

Global Development News

The New Yorker: Curiosity and What Equality Really Means
For doctors as much as anyone else, regarding people as having lives of equal worth means recognizing each as having a common core of humanity.

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Businesses need to act responsibly, but consumers can also play their part in fighting inequality
Half the world is still living in poverty while a relative handful reap excessive wealth. The trillions of dollars spent on philanthropy and aid worldwide has done little to bridge this gap, and poverty remains the largest moral crisis of our time.

The New Yorker: Sunday Reading: Families at the Border
This past week, in which Americans confronted the deliberate separation by their government of thousands of immigrant families, has marked a new stage in the ongoing crisis of the Trump Presidency.

Tech Times: World Health Organization Says Being Transgender Is Not A Mental Illness But A Sexual Health Condition
For the longest time, some mental health professionals would treat transgender people as having a mental illness because of international classifications.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: The use of consumer protection laws as a strategic tool for corporate due diligence and transparency in global supply chain
Supply chains are complex, multi-layered and heavily rely on sub-contracting, thus making it easy for businesses to evade responsibility for human rights abuses under the guise of lack of effective control and/or knowledge of the situation.


Global Health News

WCRF: The 71st World Health Assembly: Physical activity and non-communicable diseases
A particularly welcome move by the new Director-General for the World Health Organization (WHO), was arranging the first ever ‘Walk the Talk’ event in Geneva the day before the official proceedings started.

BBC: Which? calls on government to fix food labelling 'chaos'
It is not easy to eat healthily, but doing so is being made even harder by "misleading" food labels, according to Which?.

Rights Info: Is There A Right To Food? How To Solve The UK’s Growing Food Poverty Crisis
According to the UN, about 8.4 million people are currently suffering from food insecurity in the UK. To put it bluntly, they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

The Guardian: How can you support farmers who are using fewer antibiotics?
How can you support farmers who are using fewer antibiotics? There are limited opportunities to support farmers who are using less, so the most important thing is to make your voice heard.

NHS improvement: Learning disability and human rights
The role of human rights in improving mental health and mental capacity services.

The Lancet: Neglecting childhood tuberculosis “a human rights violation”
Tuberculosis will be high on the global health agenda in 2018, but tuberculosis in children is often overlooked. Talha Burki reports.


NCDs News

NCD Alliance: NCDs kill more people than bullets or bombs with older people susceptible hidden victims
No event disrupts a country’s health system more than a humanitarian emergency. In these situations, manageable conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease can become deadly. Natural disasters and geopolitical conflict precipitate the power outages and medical supply shortages that can mean life or death for people with a noncommunicable disease (NCDs).

The Conversation: How gardening can improve the mental health of refugees
After spending many years living in refugee camps, gardening can provide a safe space to establish identity, rebuild lives and attain happiness.

Stabroek News: Guyana joins Caribbean battle against obesity, non-communicable diseases
Guyana has joined the ‘Childhood Obesity Prevention call to Action’ to help fight obesity and chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, in the Caribbean Region.

BBC: DNA 'barcode' delivering personalised breast cancer care
Scientists in Cambridge say advances in genetics are
set to transform the treatment of breast cancer, making it more personalised to each patient.

British Heart Foundation: Can you reverse diabetes?
Professor Stephen Wheatcroft discusses whether it's possible to reverse diabetes, and the steps you can take to slow down its progression.

The Lancet: The how: a message for the UN high-level meeting on NCDs
This September's UN General Assembly high-level meeting (HLM) on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) provides a strategic opportunity to propel the response—from “where do we want to be” to “how do we get there”.


Risk Factors News

The Guardian: Child labour rampant in tobacco industry
Cigarettes sold in US, Europe and elsewhere contain leaf produced in tough conditions by children, impacting school and life chances.

The Hindu: Preventing the next health crisis
A range of policy responses is crucial to tackle the rising incidence of obesity.

The Sunday Morning Herald: There's a new way to measure your risk of obesity
To help shine a light on this, researchers from the University of Navarra in Spain developed a dietary tool for calculating obesity risk and tested it on a large population sample.

The New York Times: It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers.’
Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America’s drinking habits.

BBC: Child obesity: Are 22,000 children 'severely obese'?
Almost 60% more children in their last year of primary school are classified as "severely obese" than in their first year, according to Public Health England figures for England and Wales.

The Guardian: Supermarkets targeted in the battle against obesity
Checkout offer bans and TV advertising watershed are key steps to tackle health crisis.

The Sunday Morning Herald: 'The whole industry stinks': Big tobacco's squeeze on small business
Anthony Rachelle finally cracked about 10 months ago. The owner of a tobacco franchise in Philip Island put a sign in the front window of his shop calling out big tobacco for its treatment of his business.