Public Health Issues

Financial Times  Aug 23  Comment 
Risk-assessment document reveals Department of Health concerns over staffing and budget constraints
Forbes  Aug 3  Comment 
Dense urbanization may not have created Zika or Ebola, but it has fueled their spread. The West's experience with solving grave public health issues during its own phase of rapid urbanization may help point the way to solving megacities' worst...
Forbes  Jul 30  Comment 
The American Bar Association (ABA) has partnered with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to study the rates of substance use and other mental health concerns among lawyers, and its findings were reported in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. (See the...
Financial Times  Jul 19  Comment 
Questions over PM’s ability to run government from a distance
Wall Street Journal  May 19  Comment 
EU countries again delayed a vote on whether to renew the sales authorization of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weedkiller Roundup, because of cancer worries.
BBC News  May 16  Comment 
The authorities in Yemen's second city of Aden ban the sale of the popular stimulant khat on weekdays, citing security, social and health concerns.
NPR  May 11  Comment 
If half a million tourists go to Rio, there is a risk one could catch Zika, return home and seed a new outbreak, says public health professor Amir Attaran.
TechCrunch  May 3  Comment 
 Google’s charitable arm is today announcing several grants and donations aimed at helping the residents of Flint, Michigan respond to their ongoing water crisis. With a total amount of $250,000, the funds will be used to pay several local...  Apr 13  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - A new study finds that sitting for long periods of time poses a number of health concerns, and may increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Brazilian researchers who analyzed data from 54 countries...
Yahoo  Mar 24  Comment 
The EPA claims only 9 states in the U.S. report safe lead levels in their water supply, an issue causing serious public health concerns.

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