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Pressespiegel: "Air pollution kills six million people every year: it's time for us to wake up to this grave threat" (The Telegraph)

It is currently estimated that air pollution will make 2.4 million ill in England between now and 2035. And the health and social care costs of air pollution could reach £18.6 billion by 2035

Global Development News

 The Telegraph: Air pollution kills six million people every year: it's time for us to wake up to this grave threat
It is currently estimated that air pollution will make 2.4 million ill in England between now and 2035. And the health and social care costs of air pollution could reach £18.6 billion by 2035.

UN Women: Everything you need to know about gender equality at the United Nations General Assembly
A guide to the global gender equality agenda at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73).

Ford Foundation: Natural climate solutions are the future, and indigenous rights are key to their success
So how can we ensure that large numbers of existing and new trees are able to reduce emissions and suck up more carbon?

UNDP: Experimentation and Behaviour Change for the SDGs: Bringing Behavioural Insights to Scale
Behaviour change on a global scale is instrumental to achieve the SDGs. To make progress we need to better understand the importance of choice architectures and of cognitive biases, including our own.

UN News: UN Assembly wraps up annual general debate, its global multilateral role reaffirmed; now comes the task of reform
In the end, after all was said and done in the marathon of speeches from Heads of State and Government at the General Assembly’s seventy-third annual general debate, it all came down to one thing – the centrality of a strengthened United Nations as the only global forum that can address the multiple challenges facing the world, from conflict resolution to climate change mitigation and sustainable development.


Global Health News

The Guardian: Corporate sponsorship diverts research and distorts public policy, report finds
Coca-Cola cited for funding physical activity research to take focus off sugary drinks.

Thompson Reuters Foundation: It’s time to confront TB head on
It’s an outrage that a preventable, treatable and curable disease killed 1.6 million people last year, more than any other infectious disease.

The Guardian: Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon says US healthcare system is 'morally wrong'
Exclusive: Former UN secretary general accuses ‘powerful’ health interests in the US of blocking universal healthcare.

Inter Press Service: In Argentina, Agriculture Ignores the Right to Food
The Argentine government should take more account of the direct and indirect impact of its austerity measures on access to food for the poorest.

BMJ: Science organisations and Coca-Cola’s ‘war’ with the public health community: insights from an internal industry document
Critics have long accused food and beverage companies of trying to exonerate their products from blame for obesity by funding organisations that highlight alternative causes.


NCDs News

Mail Online: Dementia patients are being charged up to 40 per cent extra by care homes, Alzheimer’s Society warns
Regardless of whether they need more care than other patients, the Alzheimer’s Society said it is wrong for them to be paying out of their own pockets rather than being funded by the state.

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 Conversation: Alzheimer’s disease – don’t give up on plaque-busting drugs just yet
Until recently, attempts at developing anti-amyloid drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease had been met with cautious optimism.

The Telegraph: Epidemic of non-communicable diseases
Skewed policies and inadequate funding are major hurdles that the government must overcome to achieve the country's health goals.

Global Health Now: Michael R. Bloomberg: Millions Don't Have to Die from NCDs
To the government leaders gathered in New York for the third UN high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases, Michael R. Bloomberg brings a positive message: The 41 million annual deaths from NCDs are largely preventable.


Risk Factors News

The Conversation: Minimum price on alcohol in the NT will likely reduce harm
The Northern Territory government this week made a series of announcements on alcohol policy, including a commitment to implement a minimum price for alcohol.

The Guardian: Eating junk food raises risk of depression, says multi-country study
Analysis of 41 studies leads to calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of treatment.

Sustain: High sugar diet makes mental illness more likely in men
The University College London research, published in Scientific Reports, analysed the sugar intake and occurrence of common mental disorders in over 5000 men and over 2000 women for a period of 22 years between 1983 and 2013.

The Guardian: Philip Morris lobbying on e-cigarettes hidden from Australian public
Tobacco giant not required to register as lobbyist because it uses own staff rather than third-party consultants.