Recently published in Population Health Metrics, the paper- The share of ultra-processed foods and the overall nutritional quality of diets in the US: evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study– investigates the relationship between the energy contribution of ultra-processed foods in the US diet and its content of critical nutrients. In this guest blog, co-author Eurídice Martínez Steele discusses the implications of a diet heavy in ultra-processed foods, for our health, as well as the health of future generations.
Monthly Archives: March 2017
Effective contributions from international non-governmental organizations to the national tuberculosis program in Myanmar
In this guest blog, Dr Kyaw Thu Soe, author of research published today in Infectious Disease of Poverty, tells us how in his home country of Myanmar, international non-governmental organizations are contributing to the national tuberculosis program by providing community based tuberculosis care.
In the lead-up to the annual International Liver Congress (ILC) in Amsterdam, Eberhard Schatz of the Correlation Network writes about the Hepatitis C Community Summit that will be held in Amsterdam on the 18-19th of April to focus on community related initiatives and their key role in the hepatitis C elimination movement. Read more about the Summit and register here.1
Winner of the Jess Kraus Award highlights the importance of good policies in preventing gun violence
The Jess Kraus Award is given each year to the authors of the best paper published in Injury Epidemiology. This year’s winner- Assaults against U.S. law enforcement officers in the line-of-duty: situational context and predictors of lethality– was selected for its novelty, simplicity, clarity and potential impact on population health. In this guest blog, Editor-in-Chief Dr Guohua Li, chats with the lead author of the study, Dr Cassandra K. Crifasi on the importance of the paper. This blog originally appeared on the Springer Open Blog.
Needle exchange programs are an effective way to promote health among people who inject drugs. A new commentary published in Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Policy describes the important role health professions students can take in needle exchange programs and the benefits to both themselves and the community.
Dr. Kate Murray discusses how monthly community dance sessions supported cultural exchange, revival and physical activity for Somali refugees.
Today is the last day of the 4YFN Conference at Mobile World Congress Barcelona in the historic Fira Montjuïc. As digital start-ups come together from all over the globe, Hepatology, Medicine and Policy editor-in-chief Jeffrey Lazarus reflects on the place of HIV in an innovative and changing digital health landscape.