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Alcohol marketing crackdown urged

Alcohol marketing crackdown urged | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Tougher rules on alcohol marketing may be needed, including possibly a ban on sports sponsorship, MPs say.
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US FDA approves first drug shown to reduce risk of HIV infection

US FDA approves first drug shown to reduce risk of HIV infection | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Pill potentially offers powerful weapon in battle against Aids, but support group labels move 'completely reckless'...
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Surgeon warning on child obesity

Surgeon warning on child obesity | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A leading surgeon operating on obese patients says he has seen young people so overweight during his career that they have not left home in eight years.
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Healthcare spending around the world, country by country

Healthcare spending around the world, country by country | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare?
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US backs first home-use HIV test

US backs first home-use HIV test | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
An over-the-counter HIV test that can be used at home is expected to be sold in the US within months, after winning approval from regulators.
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HIV epidemic 'halted', says UN

HIV epidemic 'halted', says UN | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Deaths from Aids and rates of new HIV infections are falling globally, according to new statistics from the UN.
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HIV quad pill 'may improve care'

HIV quad pill 'may improve care' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A new once-a-day pill which combines four HIV drugs into a single daily treatment is safe and effective, according to a study.
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BBC - Health: Obesity

BBC - Health: Obesity | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Discover the facts about obesity, including its most common causes, the effects on health and steps you can take to lose weight.
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Graphic cigarette warnings 'work'

Graphic cigarette warnings 'work' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Images of patients on ventilators on cigarette packets help smokers heed the health warnings about smoking better than written warnings, says US research.
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The REAL health map of Britain: From the lowest life expectancy to the fattiest diet, how are you likely to fare?

The REAL health map of Britain: From the lowest life expectancy to the fattiest diet, how are you likely to fare? | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Where we live really does have an impact on our health, as this unique map reveals. Some of the findings are predictable - but others are highly surprising.
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Health gap 'wider than 1930s'

Health gap 'wider than 1930s' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The health inequality gap in Britain is greater than it was during the post-World War I slump and the Great Depression, a study suggests.
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US condom crackdown impeding efforts to prevent HIV, study finds

US condom crackdown impeding efforts to prevent HIV, study finds | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Research shows sex workers most at risk of HIV are afraid to carry a stock of condoms in case they are stopped by police...
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US approves HIV-prevention drug

US approves HIV-prevention drug | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
US health regulators for the first time approve a drug to prevent HIV infection, despite warnings it could engender a false sense of security.
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Alcohol packaging should carry graphic health warnings, urge doctors

Alcohol packaging should carry graphic health warnings, urge doctors | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Cigarette-style images would help public understand excessive drinking's link to diseases and violence, says health body...
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Feeding the world: Can global crop production meet future demands? - A story map presented by Esri

Feeding the world: Can global crop production meet future demands? - A story map presented by Esri | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Fact 1: Close to a third of U.S. adults are obese. Fact 2: Almost 90% of people with newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes are overweight. County maps reflect the close links between these key public health challenges.
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'Starvation tactics' used on HIV

'Starvation tactics' used on HIV | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown how some cells in the body can repel attacks from HIV by starving the virus of the building blocks of life.
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Drugs 'reduce' HIV transmission

Drugs 'reduce' HIV transmission | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
An HIV-positive person can reduce the risk of spreading the virus to uninfected partners by 96% if they are given anti-retroviral drugs immediately, according to US scientists.
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Is HIV still a death sentence in the West?

Is HIV still a death sentence in the West? | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Do people still die as a result of HIV infection or is it now just like any other manageable disease?
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Obesity impacts weight of nations

Obesity impacts weight of nations | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Researchers say that increasing levels of fatness around the world could have the same impact on global resources as an extra billion people.
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BBC NEWS | Health | Call for health inequalities push

BBC NEWS | Health | Call for health inequalities push | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Ministers urge local authorities to target problem areas after producing a detailed breakdown of public health measures.
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