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The Lancet Calls Out EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Pro–Pollution Stance – Splinter (blog)

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Getty Images The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet just released a sobering report on the world’s dangerous problem of pollution. In an editorial about that report, Lancet editors Pamela Das and Richard Horton accused U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his agency of “undermining established environmental regulations.” Advertisement This criticism of a climate change denier in bed with the polluting industries his agency is meant to regulate…

The Lancet Calls Out EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Pro–Pollution Stance – Splinter (blog)

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Getty Images The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet just released a sobering report on the world’s dangerous problem of pollution. In an editorial about that report, Lancet editors Pamela Das and Richard Horton accused U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his agency of “undermining established environmental regulations.” Advertisement This criticism of a climate change denier in bed with the polluting industries his agency is meant to regulate…

The Lancet Calls Out EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Pro–Pollution Stance – Splinter (blog)

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Getty Images The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet just released a sobering report on the world’s dangerous problem of pollution. In an editorial about that report, Lancet editors Pamela Das and Richard Horton accused U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his agency of “undermining established environmental regulations.” Advertisement This criticism of a climate change denier in bed with the polluting industries his agency is meant to regulate…

Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking … – CBC.ca

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One of out every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about nine million — was attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday in the Lancet medical journal. The financial cost from pollution-related…

The Lancet Calls Out EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Pro–Pollution Stance – Splinter (blog)

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Getty Images The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet just released a sobering report on the world’s dangerous problem of pollution. In an editorial about that report, Lancet editors Pamela Das and Richard Horton accused U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his agency of “undermining established environmental regulations.” Advertisement This criticism of a climate change denier in bed with the polluting industries his agency is meant to regulate…

Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet – CBC.ca

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday in the Lancet medical journal….

Pollution is killing millions of people a year and the world is reaching ‘crisis point’, experts warn – The Independent

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Pollution is killing 50,000 people a year in the UK, according to a damning new report, which lays bare the toxic danger posed by contaminated air and water.  The problem is responsible for more deaths in Britain than almost all of its Western European neighbours, the study says, and suggests a higher death toll in the UK from pollution than had been feared. Experts had previously estimated that 40,000 people were dying…

Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Traffic moves at dusk in New Delhi, home to some of the world’s most polluted air. (Manish Swarup/AP) Dirty air in India and China. Tainted water in sub-Saharan Africa. Toxic mining and smelter operations in South America. Pollution around the globe now contributes to an estimated 9 million deaths  annually — or roughly one in six — according to an in-depth new study published Thursday in the Lancet. If accurate, that means pollution…

Where the Opioids Go – The Atlantic

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

While the United States faces an epidemic of narcotic addiction, most of the world dies in pain.

The U.S Is Draining the Global Opioid Supply – The Atlantic – The Atlantic

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

While the United States faces an epidemic of narcotic addiction, most of the world dies in pain.

Report in Lancet Calls for Needed Pain Relief – Human Rights Watch

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

A palliative care physician assesses a patient’s pain. © 2009 Brent Foster for Human Rights Watch Poor people around the world live and die with little or no pain relief or palliative care, a report published today in the medical journal, Lancet, said, calling the fact a “medical, public health, and moral failing and a travesty of justice.” The report, prepared by global health and palliative care experts, of which I,…

Underweight and obese children: Alarm bells ring at both ends in … – The Indian Express

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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Underweight and obese children: Alarm bells ring at both ends in India, Lancet study raises concern – The Indian Express

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

In South Asia overall, the average prevalence is 20.3% in girls and 28.6% in boys, contrasting with an average prevalence of less than 1% in other regions. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Motorola Moto G5S Plus review: Dual rear cameras are here, but do they deliver? Intel tries to sell performance of new 8th gen processors, but it’s not easy India vs Ghana football match LIVE SCORE and updates, FIFA Under 17…

India had 97 million underweight children in 2016: Lancet – Moneycontrol.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

India has the highest number of moderately and severely underweight children and adolescents in the world, according to a study which also found that the number of obese under-19s globally has risen tenfold in the past four decades. The study published in The Lancet journal found that 97 million of the world’s moderately or severely underweight children and adolescents lived in India in 2016. The study led by Imperial College…

Upscale rehab center Swift River to offer more beds, accept MassHealth – Berkshire Eagle

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

CUMMINGTON — An addiction treatment center that opened last fall with a license for 48 beds got a green light from the state last month to make 112 beds available. Swift River, a high-end drug and alcohol treatment campus surrounded by woods, is also about to start accepting MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid insurance. “It is new for our company to start taking government-subsidized health insurance,” said Swift River CEO Matt…

Child mortality dips, one million saved, says Lancet study – NEW … – The Hindu

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

India has avoided the deaths of about one million children under the age of five since 2005 owing to significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles and tetanus, claims a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet . National Health Mission According to a release issued by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, the ‘India’s Million Death Study’ , implemented by the…

Child mortality dips, one million saved, says Lancet study – The Hindu

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

India has avoided the deaths of about one million children under the age of five since 2005 owing to significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles and tetanus, claims a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet. National Health Mission According to a release issued by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, the ‘India’s Million Death Study’, implemented by the Registrar General…

Author of study on gun research: Problem bigger than Las Vegas – KING5.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Dr. Frederick Rivara co-authored a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the association between the presence of guns in a household and the likelihood of homicide or suicide to the people living there. (Photo: KING) In the early 1990s, Dr. Frederick Rivara co-authored a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the association between the presence of guns in a household and the…