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06.27.13

Nudging one’s way to a healthy lifestyle – A look at regulations in health through the lens of behavioral economics

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Mengyi Xu, O’Neill Institute Summer Intern, Princeton University ’14.  Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to mxu@princeton.edu. To regulate or not to regulate, that is always the question. On the opening day of the O’Neill Institute’s Summer Program on NCDs and law, Professor Alberto Alemanno from HEC […]

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06.25.13

The AMA Recognizes Obesity as a Disease – Why the controversy surrounding this decision is missing the point and why this decision is the good one?

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Florian Kastler (Global Health LL.M. 2011), visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to florian.kastler@gmail.com. By a decision overriding its own council on Science and Public Health, the house of delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially recognized […]

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06.14.13

Lessons from the Industry

By Susan C. Kim

In her opening remarks to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned: [e]fforts to prevent non-communicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators. In my view, this is one of the biggest challenges facing health promotion . . . [i]t is […]

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06.12.13

Health Privacy Summit

By O’Neill Institute

On June 5 and 6 the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Patient Privacy Rights co-hosted a two-day health privacy summit on the Georgetown University Law Center campus. This year’s discussions included the challenges of ensuring personal control over health information in the face of rapid global deployment of healthcare IT and […]

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06.11.13

Health Implications of Coca-Cola Investment in Myanmar?

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Benn McGrady, Project Director of the O’Neill Institute’s Trade, Investment, and Health Initiative.  It was originally published on the O’Neill Institute’s Trade, Investment, and Health Initiative Blog.  Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to bm363@law.georgetown.edu.   To much fanfare in the US media Coca-Cola has announced […]

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06.04.13

Commemorations around “World No Tobacco Day”

By Paula Avila

This post was written by and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) and Belen Rios (Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13) at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to pa390@law.georgetown.edu    On Friday May 31st, as we mentioned in our blog, all around the globe, […]

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05.23.13

Reforming Food Law in China

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Alberto Alemanno, O’Neill Institute Scholar .  It was originally published at . Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to alemanno@hec.fr. Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of […]

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05.22.13

Summer Program Application Deadline Extended!

By O’Neill Institute

The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law application deadline is extended to Friday, May 31! Apply Now! For a detailed outline of each day’s courses and more information about the program please visit: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/

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05.18.13

Inter-American Commission Grants Precautionary Measures to Save the Life of Beatriz

By Paula Avila

 This post was written by Francisco J. Quintana (Legal Intern from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to pa390@law.georgetown.edu. “Beatriz”, a 22-year old woman, is pregnant with an anencephalic fetus. She has been diagnosed with […]

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