The results are in for the Finals of the World Cup of Antibiotics. The patients have lost! Having come into the game as the clear underdog in this event, it was hoped that somehow they would be able to make it through and come out ahead of the relentless physician-prescribing practices.
The U.S. government plays both sides of the obesity street -- admonishing people to eat right while pushing the foods that make them fat -- because of the USDA's double mission of protecting the nation's health and protecting the health of the nation's farmers.
This food system will not self-correct. We need a new consensus involving all stakeholders on how to make the food systems more responsive to human needs, what this would look like, and how it will be managed.
The UN has the legal right to cross the border without consent from the regime. Now is not the time to wait for unanimous legal opinion, because unanimity will never come. Now is the time to start the trucks and drive that aid to the millions who need it. But instead, we wait.
I'm recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV -- and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization's event to certify Southeast Asia free of polio.
We all knew air pollution was a major killer. But the latest research from the World Health Organization is shocking. So, what is the role of business in making things better, apart from polluting less themselves and increasing eco-efficiencies?
The arena now shifts to the International Classification of Diseases 11 which is currently being prepared by the World Health Organization and is due to be published in 2016. The open question is whether ICD 11 will mindlessly repeat the mistakes of DSM-5 or will it correct them?
TB anywhere is TB everywhere. As an airborne disease that can be spread through the simple of act of coughing, our decision makers have an obligation to heed the evidence and ramp up our slowing fight against an ancient disease, before its control spins out of our grasp.