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Monthly Archives: August 2016

08.27.16

The Public Health of Private Prison Healthcare

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Katie Gottschalk and Rebecca Reingold. On August 18th, the United States Justice Department declared its plan to end the use of privately run prisons. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates made the announcement after officials concluded that private prison facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those […]

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08.12.16

Faster, higher, sicker? Ending sugary drink and junk food sponsorship of the Olympic Games

By Sarah Roache

In the midst of a global epidemic of adult and childhood obesity, it is time for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reject sponsorship from manufacturers of junk food and sugary beverages and harness the power of the Olympic brand in support of health and longevity. Big food, big soda, big sponsorships At the 2016 […]

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08.12.16

Global Implementation of PrEP: The Importance of Addressing Social and Structural Barriers – Part 2

By Sean Bland

I have previously written about the global implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and how important it is to remove social and structural barriers to PrEP. On Tuesday, I drew attention to France and its challenges in viewing itself as a color-blind society and addressing the needs of migrants and communities of color. Today I am […]

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08.10.16

Global health, civil society, and a growing threat

By Eric A. Friedman

In how many ways is civil society integral to achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? In a recent article in Globalization and Health, Julia Smith, Kent Buse, and Case Gordon identify eight ways. I will offer thoughts on several of them, and suggest that given the importance of civil society to the SDGs and […]

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08.09.16

Global Implementation of PrEP: The Importance of Addressing Social and Structural Barriers

By Sean Bland

Global implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill taken to prevent HIV infection, has made major strides in the last year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Truvada for daily oral PrEP in July 2012, but no other country approved PrEP in the subsequent three years. In November 2015, France became the second […]

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08.08.16

Spike in hepatitis C rates in young women further supports the need for screenings for all pregnant women

By Sonia Canzater

As the rate of Hepatitis C infections among young Americans increases, so does the risk of infections in infants. The CDC reports a 22% increase between 2011 and 2014  in HCV infections in women of childbearing age, between 15-44 years.  There was also a 14% increase in infections in children 2 years and younger seen during […]

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08.08.16

Vaping flavor: dangerous trends in youth consumption of e-cigarettes

By Fernanda Alonso

This post was written by Irene Cuellar Araiza and Fernanda Alonso  Currently, we are experiencing a new phenomenon with youth consumption of e-cigarettes all around the United States. For the second consecutive year, e-cigarettes were the most popular product among youth. FDA’s newest statistics indicate that more than 3 million middle and high school students […]

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