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Talc powder decision: Lawsuits may have forced J&J hand

There are 38,000 pending lawsuits by survivors claiming that J&J’s talc powder products caused cancer due to asbestos contamination. Read more »
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World Health Assembly: Focus on food safety, oral health, tuberculosis, innovations

The theme of World Health Assembly, Health for Peace, Peace for Health is timely and appropriate for a world ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine conflict. Read more »
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Ayurveda Aahara: New food category raises safety concerns

Ayurveda Aahara classification presents a major challenge to food sovereignty by ignoring the quality and safety of food. Read more »
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Ukraine war: Attacks on health infrastructure must stop

The Ukraine war has put the country’s healthcare infrastructure under significant strain, and its collapse would be catastrophic. Read more »
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Digital health apps: How useful are they?

Some of the heavily promoted digital health apps turn out to be a waste of resources with tremendous opportunity costs on the health and wellbeing of the society. Read more »
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Looming crisis: World must develop self-care models for common ailments

Global Health Updates: Researchers need to evolve best practices of self-care that could be used to manage Long Covid symptoms and other illnesses. Read more »
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Public health: Profit motive, state inaction dictate outcomes

Optimal public health outcomes require policymakers and public health practitioners to hold powerful commercial actors responsible for their actions. Read more »
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Universal health coverage makes sense – both in ethics and economics

Universal health coverage is about all the individuals and communities receiving essential health services they need without financial hardship. Read more »
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World Diabetes Day: Cure for the silent killer is outside hospitals

World Diabetes Day: Effective diabetes prevention and care require a comprehensive approach to understanding, charting, and acting on public health issues. Read more »
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International Day of Older Persons: Ageism and barriers to healthy ageing

The theme of International Day of Older Persons 2021 is Digital Equity for All Ages: A Global campaign to combat Ageism in the digital age. Read more »