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13-14 September 2018, Odesa, Ukraine

This week's blog

#3: Silver Clouds - Dark linings

David MacKintosh: I don’t want to tread on the toes of my friends and colleagues on the Nicotine Science and Policy blog but, as it was National No Smoking Day on 14 March, I am going to reflect a little on smoking in the UK.

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World News

  • Child health and wellbeing in UK falling behind other OECD nations

    Health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are stalling in key areas including infant mortality and immunisation levels, and lagging behind most other high-income countries on mortality, breastfeeding and obesity rates, according to the first international analysis of British children’s health outcomes over time. Separately, figures published by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that infant mortality rose from 2.6 [...]

    2018-03-21 |


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  • Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Vaccinating Against Poverty

    A new study shows that developing countries could reduce poverty by targeting higher vaccination rates in poorer and more marginalized communities. Moreover, by making affordable, quality health care available to everyone, regardless of their income, immunization programs are an important step toward universal health-care coverage. GENEVA – For most people, the choice between a life-threatening disease and a lifetime of crippling debt is no [...]

    2018-03-19 |


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  • China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy: study

    China appears to be "winning" its war on air pollution, making so much progress that life expectancy could rise by more than two years, according to a US university study. The Chinese government has been waging a battle to clear its skies of smog that has cut life expectancy in some regions and prompted its citizens to buy masks and air purifiers to protect themselves during peak pollution days. The University of Chicago says in its study released [...]

    2018-03-18 |

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  • Why mental health treatment is not an easy solution to violence

    In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies, a frequent refrain is: Why don’t we get those dangerous people off the streets? And, just as frequently, people suggest that mental health treatment is the answer. Yet, for two main reasons, mental health treatment is not an easy solution to violence. The process of treating mental illness is difficult and complicated. More importantly, the vast majority of people with mental illnesses are not [...]

    2018-03-14 |


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  • Do Two-Way Streets Help a City's Economy?

    Urbanists and city planners have been on a crusade against one-way streets for years. Around the country, cities have been converting one-way streets into two-way streets in light of evidence that they make traffic safer by reducing collisions for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians; reduce crime by decreasing auto theft and robberies; and bolster neighborhood commercial districts by raising property values and increasing visibility for [...]

    2018-03-13 |


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  • Where gentrification is having the biggest impact on cities

    It's not "90210," the TV series about the swanky Beverly Hills neighborhood, but the rich are definitely pouring into another Los Angeles zip code: 90014. That neighborhood is now America's "most gentrified" zip code in the country, even though it's next to the city's Skid Row. "With a 95 percent increase in median household income, it took first place," according to a survey from apartment search website RENTCafé. Yet, it added, "the [...]

    2018-03-11 |


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