Tag Archives: NCDs

10.30.15

Criminal Convictions for Selling Contaminated Peanut Butter – How About for Marketing Cigarettes, Too?

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This post was written by O’Neill Institute Executive Director, Oscar Cabrera and O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin. Any questions about this post can be directed to cabrera@law.georgetown.edu or gostin@law.georgetown.edu. A prior O’Neill Institute blog by Aliza Glasner reported on the criminal convictions and sentencing of food company executives in the United States for […]

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09.11.15

The World’s Fair – taking a stance on food sustainability towards the future

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Since the 19th century, World’s Fairs have gathered people from many parts of the world, allowing countries to show their most recent technological advances and their culture, as well as promoting their homelands. Ever since the first world’s fair in London in 1851, the goals of these events have been both high-minded as well as commercial. As […]

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08.23.15

"That Sugar Film": The O'Neill Institute Goes to the Movies

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Each summer, staff at the O’Neill Institute gather to informally enjoy and discuss films covering events in public health. This summer, the majority of the movies – Food, Inc., Fed Up and Food Chains – focused on the role that the food industry plays in shaping American eating habits.  The O’Neill Institute wrapped up its summer movie series with a […]

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07.10.15

How would obesity policy differ if we didn’t blame the individual?

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This week in the New York Times, Aaron E. Carroll questioned why paying people for quitting smoking and losing weight is unpalatable to many Americans, even though significant evidence shows that financial incentives improve health outcomes. Carroll concludes that financial incentives tend to be least palatable for behaviors we know are harmful to begin with, […]

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06.02.15

The devil’s in the detail: Mexico’s broken obesity prevention campaign

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In recent years, the World Health Organization, as well as regional health organizations have developed guidelines and recommendations to deal with the growing obesity epidemic around the world. Many countries are starting to implement measures to meet the objectives set forth by these international bodies. One such country is Mexico. Praised as a pioneer in […]

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05.29.15

INDONESIA HAS IT BACKWARD: IT’S NOT E-CIGARETTES THAT’S THE PROBLEM BUT SMOKING

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This post was written by O’Neill Institute Executive Director, Oscar Cabrera and O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin. Any questions about this post can be directed to cabrera@law.georgetown.edu or gostin@law.georgetown.edu. Indonesia recently announced that it will institute a nationwide ban on e-cigarettes. It might seem that banning an addictive and harmful, nicotine-delivering product that […]

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03.13.15

Women and noncommunicable diseases in the United States

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International Women’s Day on March 8 caused me to reflect on the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the lives of women in the United States. Four principal NCDs – cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease are largely caused by four shared and modifiable risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, poor […]

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03.06.15

WHO: A Spoon Full of Sugar? Well…But Don’t Overdo It

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Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Disney’s Mary Poppins’ “A Spoon Full of Sugar” would never have triggered for me a single thought about obesity or diabetes. After all, the message is that keeping a positive attitude can make the most boring of tasks fun, or at the very least, bearable. However, the funny thing […]

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01.21.15

WHEN MATURITY MATTERS: CASSANDRA’S CASE

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On January 8th, Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled that a 17-year-old named Cassandra does not have the right to refuse cancer treatment that her doctors believe will save her life. Cassandra learned from the doctors at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford that she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that is common in children, […]

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02.10.14

Toward a Smoke-Free Generation: FDA Launches Tobacco Education Campaign for Teens

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On February 11, 2014, the FDA launched “The Real Cost” education campaign, aimed at preventing at-risk youth from using tobacco and reducing the amount of teenagers who become regular smokers. In 2009, President Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, granting the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco. The campaign […]

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