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Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.

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City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.

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  • New app aims to curb human trafficking

    It's usually police that crack down on those who participate in human trafficking, but thanks to a new app called TraffickCam, residents can now be on the front lines in the fight against the problem right from the palm of their hands. "It's so encouraging that people now have a way to take action themselves to help fight sex trafficking," said Kimberly Ritter, spokeswoman for the company behind the app, Exchange Initiative.Ritter says the [...]

    2017-04-29 | wafb.com

     

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  • Japan Cinema Now: Yaeko’s Hum tackles a pressing social issue

    Like all fast-graying societies, Japan has not dodged the healthcare bullet. Current estimates put the number of dementia sufferers in the country at 4.6 million — but with 65-and-overs expected to exceed 30% of the population by 2025, that will surely surge. While the government has championed community-wide caregiving, the burden of funding and implementing much-needed initiatives has fallen on organizations at the local level. Yet even [...]

    2017-04-29 | atimes.com

     

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  • Are women prepared for HIV PrEP?

    Did you know that you can take a drug to reduce your risk of getting HIV? If you’re a gay man, you’ve probably heard of it. It’s a daily regimen called PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis. Maybe you’ve even seen ads for it on BART trains or clinic brochures, usually targeting men who sleep with other men. But PrEP doesn’t only benefit men, and some women and trans folks are wondering why a drug that could potentially save their lives hasn’t [...]

    2017-04-29 | kalw.org

     

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  • Cities are complex systems – let's start looking at them that way

    The way we design our cities needs a serious rethink. After thousands of years of progress in urban development, we plateaued some 60 years ago. Cities are not safer, healthier, more efficient, or more equitable. They are getting worse on these measures.The statistics on chronic disease, rising road tolls and congestion in our urban environments paint a bleak future. The clues to why lie in how we think about and design our cities. Cities are [...]

    2017-04-28 | phys.org

     

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  • Memo to Homeland Security: Marijuana is not a gateway drug. Science says so.

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly alleges that marijuana is a “dangerous gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder drugs.” In fact, the available science concludes just the opposite. More than half of American adults have tried cannabis, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control. Statistically, the overwhelming majority of these individuals never go on to try another illicit substance, an [...]

    2017-04-28 | thehill.com

     

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  • Tackling food poverty with an eco-friendly tuk-tuk

    It’s a novel approach to tackling food poverty, using dishes made from salvaged food and delivered around the streets of Aberdeen in an eco-friendly electric tuk-tuk. Local charity Community Food Initiatives North East are trying to raise £12,000 in crowdfunding in the next few weeks to get the idea off the ground. They’re already a third of the way to their target. Tuk In will use ‘in-date’ food that would have otherwise been sent to landfill [...]

    2017-04-28 | positivelyscottish.scot

     

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