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Pressespiegel: "Cancer will kill 9.6m people this year, experts predict" (The Guardian)

International Agency for Research on Cancer says a third of new cases are likely to be caused by smoking and obesity.


Global Development News

Rights Info: Scotland To Make Children’s Rights Convention Law, Says Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to further protect children by making the children’s rights convention part of Scottish law.

OpenGlobalRights: The SDGs and gender equality: empty promises or beacon of hope?
In a challenging global context for equality and women’s rights, a new UN Women report illustrates how human rights can move SDGs beyond rhetoric of “leaving no one behind.”

The Guardian: The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm?
A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families.

Devex: Q&A: How to work with indigenous communities and conserve the environment
A recent report to the United Nations General Assembly has revealed a radical increase of violent attacks, human rights abuses, criminalization, and threats against indigenous people around the world.

The Washington Post: A low-tech method for combating climate change
On a finite planet, these are assets that can be rapidly acquired, multiplied and deployed globally, with results that are useful, empowering and beautiful.

Rights Info: ‘Social and Economic Rights Are Human Rights – And We Need To Start Taking Them Seriously’
Even if you don’t think of yourself as an expert on human rights, there are probably a few specific things which come to mind.

The Guardian: Climate change driving up malnutrition rates in Pacific, UN warns
Climate-sensitive region the only in the world where rate of undernourishment has risen over the past 12 years.


Global Health News

The Lancet: Addressing the fragmentation of global health: the Lancet Commission on synergies between universal health coverage, health security, and health promotion
Global health is fragmented. Many stakeholders pursue their own agenda while neglecting other important goals for global health.

The Conversation: Terrorism has a hidden health legacy – as 9/11 shows
Recent studies have shown that there are long-term physical and mental health challenges arising for the people who survived 9/11. Acts of terrorism and irregular warfare can have unforeseen long-term public health consequences.

 The Guardian: Calorie labelling could be extended to eating out in England
Child obesity and diabetes campaigners welcome announcement of consultation.

The independent: How our unequal society makes it harder for us to live long and healthy lives
It's not just smoking, drinking and failing to do any exercise that shortens lives – the communities we live in also affect our ability to make healthy choices.

Ottawa Citizen: Canada's ban on the use of trans fats in food products is now officially in effect
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada says eliminating these heart-clogging fats — used for years in many pastries, snacks and fried foods — will reduce the number of heart attacks.


NCDs News

NCD Alliance blog: Suicide; devastating, common and preventable
To mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 on 10 September, psychiatrist Julian Eaton has shared a blog on a topic that is often taboo.

Devex: NCDs: Where the future development jobs will be
More than 80 percent of noncommunicable diseases affect populations in low- or middle-income countries — yet NCDs aren’t always considered a development issue.

CNN: Globally, losing the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts.

The Guardian: Cancer will kill 9.6m people this year, experts predict
International Agency for Research on Cancer says a third of new cases are likely to be caused by smoking and obesity.

Devex: Opinion: TB, NCDs, and resilient health systems for all
The United Nations will host two high-level meetings this fall on tuberculosis and noncommunicable diseases, which are meant to spur new action around both global threats. Hopefully, the meetings will also be used to highlight the numerous connections between TB and NCDs.

Express: Prince William to launch landmark workplace mental health initiative on visit to Bristol
Prince William is set to launch a new workplace mental health initiative on Tuesday, which is designed to provide employers with improved access to tools and materials required to better support staff.

Devex: What about women? The case for gendered NCD policies
According to a report published by the Global Health 50/50 initiative earlier this year on gender equity among organizations focusing on public health, “gender determinants of health are among the most significant social determinants of health outcomes.”

The Times of India: Addressing Awareness on Alzheimer’s
With as many as four million Indians suffering from some form of dementia, almost half of these are diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.

Mail Online: World Alzheimer's Day 2018: All you need to know
Alzheimer’s disease impacts millions of people worldwide, but World Alzheimer’s Day, calls attention to the tragic effects of the neurodegenerative disease.


Risk Factors News

The Guardian: Advisers threaten to quit health agency over tie-in with Drinkaware
Public Health England criticised after partnership with body partly funded by the alcohol industry.

The BMJ: David Oliver: Government’s approach to alcohol harm is incoherent
In public health, prevention and treatment of alcohol misuse and its effects illustrate a huge mismatch between platitudes and practice.

The Guardian: Air pollution particles found in mothers' placentas
New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers’ bodies.

CBC: Canada's artificial trans fats ban comes into effect — with a phase-out period
'This is a very important milestone in terms of nutrition policy in Canada'.