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12.06.16

Brazil, Zika and the Right to Abortion

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This post was written by Debora Diniz. Debora is a tenured professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Brasília and visiting professor on the Bioethics, Applied Ethics and Public Health Program at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, as well as a researcher at Anis – Institute of Bioethics. Debora is […]

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12.02.16

Court of Appeal ruling paves the way for implementation of PrEP

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This post was written by Dena Kirpalani. Dena is an LL.M. candidate in Global Health Law and International Institutions at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to dak90@georgetown.edu. The ruling by the Court of Appeal on November 11, 2016 put to bed a disagreement in England over which authority was […]

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11.23.16

Texas Evaluates Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases Using a Global-Outlier Standard

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This blog post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, and University Professor at Georgetown Law Since 2002, the […]

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11.16.16

2016 Elections: a tipping point for cannabis legalization?

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On November 4th, during a Bill Maher interview with President Obama, Obama acknowledged that federal prohibition could begin to crumble if the five states voting on cannabis legalization for personal use approved the initiatives. In his words “The good news is that after this referenda, to some degree it’s going to call the question. Because […]

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11.07.16

Mountain Dew? More like "Mountain Don't".

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Sugar sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are contributors to a significant burden of disease for issues ranging from obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is independently causally linked to between 4-13% of all new cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States regardless of the weight […]

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11.07.16

Mountain Dew? More like “Mountain Don’t”.

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Sugar sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are contributors to a significant burden of disease for issues ranging from obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is independently causally linked to between 4-13% of all new cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States regardless of the weight […]

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10.27.16

El Salvador's Lawmakers at a Crossroads

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This post was written by Laura Malavé-Seda and Rebecca Reingold. When Carmen Vasquez was 17 years old, a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid sexually assaulted her and she became pregnant as a result. During the final trimester of her pregnancy, Carmen began to bleed but her employer did not allow her […]

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10.27.16

El Salvador’s Lawmakers at a Crossroads

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This post was written by Laura Malavé-Seda and Rebecca Reingold. When Carmen Vasquez was 17 years old, a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid sexually assaulted her and she became pregnant as a result. During the final trimester of her pregnancy, Carmen began to bleed but her employer did not allow her […]

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10.26.16

GET YOUR FLU SHOT, OR WE ALL PAY THE PRICE! Unvaccinated adults are a costly economic burden every year in the U.S.

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    Many of us have seen the signs at work, gotten the emails from our health care insurer, or heard the ads on the radio telling us that it is flu season, and thus time to get an annual flu shot.  Many Americans will comply with this yearly health edict, but many will challenge medical wisdom […]

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10.26.16

TAXATION AND SUBSIDIES FOR NCD PREVENTION: EVIDENCE AND GUIDANCE FROM WHO

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This post was written by Gian Luca Burci, Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown Law and Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Any questions of comments can be directed to glb32@georgetown.edu. The global epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCD) is in good part caused by unhealthy consumption of food and […]

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