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Monthly Archives: May 2016

05.20.16

Ending tax subsidies for junk food advertising to children

By Sarah Roache

The United States is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. This public health crisis demands urgent attention and action, including removing the little-known tax subsidy for junk food advertising to children. Childhood overweight and obesity In the past three decades, obesity has more than doubled among children and quadrupled among adolescents. Today, nearly 13 […]

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05.12.16

Regulating the Modern Day Marlboro Man and His Electronic Cigarette

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Janelle Langan, an LL.M. in Global Health Law candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments about the post should be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. The rebellious, rugged images of the Marlboro Man linked the idea of smoking filtered Marlboro cigarettes with masculinity to promote tobacco sales at the […]

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05.05.16

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month: Hepatitis C testing is critically important as CDC reports infection rates and deaths in U.S. at all-time high

By Sonia Canzater

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. The CDC has designated May 19th, 2016 as National Hepatitis Testing Day in the U.S. This campaign is particularly timely this year given the report released this Wednesday by the CDC  which states that new infections and deaths caused by Hepatitis C (HCV) are at the highest rates ever reported. […]

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05.03.16

Making Every Life Count by Counting Every TB Death

By Eric A. Friedman

At a recent event in Washington, DC, South African Minister of Health and chair of the Stop TB Partnership Aaron Motsoaledi, spoke of the difficulty of lighting the fire under TB, to get the world’s attention, even as this scourge kills 1.5 million people per year, making it the second most deadly infectious disease after […]

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