28 July 2017 marks the 10th World Hepatitis Day: a day that remains the single most important date in the year to give people living with viral hepatitis a voice, raise awareness and advocate for the elimination of the disease.
Monthly Archives: July 2017
Co-authors Jeffrey Lazarus & Kelly Safreed-Harmon share a high point from a recent meeting of the HIV Outcomes initiative, which is co-chaired by Professor Lazarus.
The London 2012 Olympic Games are widely considered to have been a huge success, both in terms of the event itself and the legacy that followed. New research published today in City, Territory and Architecture evaluates the legacy of this Olympic edition and highlights ways to optimize the Olympics for host cities and build beneficial legacies.
It’s impossible to walk down the street in any city around the world without seeing at least one person with their earbuds in, listening to music. However recent studies have begun to look into the effects these listening habits have on hearing thresholds. How do headphones affect hearing thresholds, and are these new listening habits causing an increase in hearing-related conditions like tinnitus?
In the review article “Alcohol and fertility: how much is too much” published in Fertility Research and Practice, Dr. Kristin Van Heertum and Dr. Brooke Rossi discuss what we really need to know about alcohol and fertility. The authors review a wide variety of data and provide a summary of the most salient points.
Today, on July 11, 2017, governments, the United Nations, foundations, the private sector and civil society gather at the Family Planning Summit in London to galvanize progress toward the Family Planning 2020 goal of enabling 120 million additional women and girls to use modern contraception by 2020 and to strengthen the foundation for universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, by 2030, a vision set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this Q&A, we spoke with Cate Lane (USAID), Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (World Health Organization), Matti Parry (World Health Organization), and Pooja Subramanian Parameshwar (World Health Organization) on why improving adolescents’ access to contraceptives and ensuring their correct use is of major importance to global health.1
Sleep disturbance has been linked to several negative health issues such as depression, cognitive impairment and heart disease. These closely mirror the positive health benefits that purpose in life is associated with. In order to explore whether a relationship between these exists, researchers have examined two cohorts of elderly African Americans, a group particularly prone to sleep disturbance. Here to talk about their study published Sleep Science and Practice are Arlener Danielle Turner, Christine E Smith, Jason and C Ong.
With tobacco use declining in developed countries, the tobacco industry is shifting its focus to countries with less developed tobacco policies and consumer awareness. In this blog Christina Banks, author of a research paper published today in Global Health Research and Policy, looks at Egypt and Iran, two countries with vastly differing progress on tobacco consumption and highlights the need for comparing and sharing knowledge and experience.