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Pressespiegel: "Quarter of world's population 'not active enough to stay healthy" (The Guardian)

Globally people are becoming less active, which is damaging their physical and mental health, says the World Health Organisation.

Global Development News

The New Yorker: A Summer of Megafires and Trump’s Non-Rules on Climate Change
Against an infernal backdrop of widespread wildfires, the Administration announced its plan to roll back rules limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants.

Human Rights Watch: Myanmar: 7 Years for Reporting the Truth
A Myanmar court’s conviction of two Reuters journalists on politically motivated charges heralds a return to the media repression seen during military rule, Human Rights Watch said.

The Huffington Post: Yes, Foreign Aid Works - But Is It Working For Women?
Now is the time to come together, to show a renewed determination to empower the poorest women and girls.

The Guardian: We must protect the European Convention on Human Rights like it protects us
The 20th century showed how vulnerable humans are to tyrannical leaders. Today, at 65, the ECHR is as vital as ever.

UN News: Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – UN health official
From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment. 

Global Health News

Sustain: Manufacturer of baby formula says there is a ‘conspiracy of silence’ around ingredients in bottle milk
Following an investigation by First Steps Nutrition into a new recipe for Aptamil, the UK’s only manufacturer of baby milk says we need a government inquiry into bottle feeding as part of drive to improve childhood obesity.

The Guardian: Four million UK children too poor to have a healthy diet, study finds
Food Foundation finds poorest families cannot meet healthy food guidelines of government.

The Conversation: Cracking the sugar code: Why the ‘glycome’ is the next big thing in health and medicine
Did you know that within our body, simple sugar molecules can be connected together to create powerful structures that have recently been found to be linked to health problems, including cancer, aging and autoimmune diseases.

Vox: No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture
A chat with the authors of a new book on cycling in the Netherlands.

The Lancet: Measuring health and economic wellbeing in the Sustainable Development Goals era: development of a poverty-free life expectancy metric and estimates for 90 countries
The Lancet proposes poverty-free life expectancy (PFLE) as a new metric that uses widely available data to provide a composite measure of population health and economic wellbeing.

The Guardian: Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows
Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows Doctors call figures for England alarming and urge people to adopt healthier lifestyles.

The New Food Economy: We already know climate change will make our crops less nutritious. Now we know how that will impact our health

NCDs News

Croakey: What will it take to get IndigenousNCDs into the UN Declaration and onto the global agenda?
The clock is ticking on the efforts of those involved in the #IndigenousNCDs movement, to make the Member States sit up and take notice of the need for Indigenous peoples worldwide to be specifically included in the upcoming UN Political Declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

The Guardian: Children forced to travel hundreds of miles for NHS mental health treatment
NHS England figures reveal some under-18s sent as far as 285 miles for inpatient services.

NCD Alliance Blog: Mental health and psychosocial support must be at the core of humanitarian NCD programmes
The global epidemic of physical noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is occurring at a time when more people are affected by humanitarian crisis than ever before.

Epha: What to expect from the UN Heads of State meeting on NCDs in September?
On 27th September 2018, Heads of State and Government from around the world will meet at the United Nations in New York to discuss non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This will be the third global High level meeting (HLM) on the issue since 2011.

Croakey: Dead, or Deadly: a formidable response to non-communicable diseases, designed by and for Aboriginal women
The #IndigenousNCDs series of articles at Croakey has been looking at the need for Indigenous peoples worldwide to be included in the upcoming UN High Level Meeting, and the ensuing Political Declaration, that will seek to set the global agenda for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases for years to come.

HeartFile Financing blog: Surgery, part of neglected NCDs
Universal Health Coverage—both the geographic and financial access aspects—is incomplete without access to surgery for NCDs.

Open Access Government: Why isn’t diabetes at the top of every health agenda?
Gwen Carleton, Communication Manager for the World Diabetes Foundation, explores how diabetes still isn’t prioritised by governments and in global development – despite the clear business case for doing so – and hopes that 2018 will mark a turning point.


Risk Factors News

The New York Times: Big Tobacco’s Global Reach on Social Media
The tobacco industry says it no longer tries to hook new generations of smokers. So what’s behind the legions of beautiful young people in smoking, vaping and partying posts with the same hashtags?

The Guardian: Quarter of world's population 'not active enough to stay healthy'
Globally people are becoming less active, which is damaging their physical and mental health, says the World Health Organisation.

CNN: Air pollution is making us dumber, study shows
Air pollution could be more damaging to our health than previously thought, according to a new study, which found that prolonged exposure to dirty air has a significant impact on our cognitive abilities, especially in older men.

Coach Nine: The alcohol industry wants you to think it's making healthier products. Don't fall for it
Food packaging is a slippery business: products boast they're low-sugar, gluten-free or all-natural to distract you from the fact that, while they have one or two health positives, they're not so good for you overall.

The Lancet: Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1·9 million participants
Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases, and has a negative effect on mental health and quality of life.

The Huffington Post: The Pros Of A Ban On Energy Drink Sales To Children Are Clear
We would have children with better wellbeing, who were better slept, more productive, and probably likely to be less obese.