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ILO Report | Working time and work-life balance around the world

2 Feb, 2023 | 15:09h | UTC

Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World – International Labour Organization

News Release: Flexible working hours can benefit work-life balance, businesses and productivity – International Labour Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Association of treatment-resistant depression with patient outcomes and health care resource utilization

2 Feb, 2023 | 14:47h | UTC

Association of Treatment-Resistant Depression With Patient Outcomes and Health Care Resource Utilization in a Population-Wide Study – JAMA Psychiatry

News Release: Patients with treatment resistant depression at higher risk of early death – Karolinska Institutet

Commentaries:

Treatment-Resistant Depression Associated With High Mortality, Lost Work Days, Health Care Use – Psychiatric News Alert

Treatment-Resistant Depression Common and Costly – HealthDay

 


The introduction of sugary drinks tax in the UK was followed by a drop in obesity cases among children

1 Feb, 2023 | 13:32h | UTC

Associations between trajectories of obesity prevalence in English primary school children and the UK soft drinks industry levy: An interrupted time series analysis of surveillance data – PLOS Medicine

News Releases:

UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls – PLOS

Sugary drinks tax may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone – University of Cambridge

Commentaries:

Expert reaction to study looking at the UK sugary drinks tax and obesity in children – Science Media Centre

UK sugar tax ‘prevents 5,000 cases of obesity in year 6 girls annually’ – The Guardian

Related:

WHO manual on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation policies to promote healthy diets.

M-A: Outcomes following taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents – Pediatrics

Cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages: What works? – Cochrane Library

Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages With Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting – JAMA

Impact of sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta‐analysis – Obesity Reviews

Association between tax on sugar sweetened beverages and soft drink consumption in adults in Mexico: open cohort longitudinal analysis of Health Workers Cohort Study – The BMJ

Potential impact on prevalence of obesity in the UK of a 20% price increase in high sugar snacks: modelling study – The BMJ

Changes in food purchases after the Chilean policies on food labelling, marketing, and sales in schools: a before and after study – The Lancet Planetary Health

Association of a Sweetened Beverage Tax With Soda Consumption in High School Students – JAMA Pediatrics

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons to date and the future of taxation – PLOS Medicine

Banning the promotion of soft drinks could be more effective than a sugar tax – The Conversation

Sugar tax: why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting – The Guardian

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


SR | Interventions to improve health and the determinants of health among sex workers in high-income countries

1 Feb, 2023 | 13:25h | UTC

Interventions to improve health and the determinants of health among sex workers in high-income countries: a systematic review – The Lancet Public Health

Editorial: Sex workers health: time to act

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


SR | Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses

31 Jan, 2023 | 14:11h | UTC

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


FDA panel eyes shift to annual COVID shots

30 Jan, 2023 | 01:03h | UTC

FDA panel eyes shift to annual COVID shots – CIDRAP

See also:

FDA advisers recommend updating Covid vaccines – STAT

U.S. Proposes to Make COVID Shot Annual, Much Like Flu Shot – HealthDay

 


Overuse of medications in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:31h | UTC

Overuse of medications in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review – Bulletin of the World Health Organization

 


AHA Report | Heart disease and stroke statistics in the US—2023 update

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:27h | UTC

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2023 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association – Journal of the American Heart Association

News Release: COVID toll realized: CVD deaths take big jump, especially among certain populations – American Heart Association

Commentaries:

AHA Presents Up-To-Date Statistics for Cardiovascular Disease – HealthDay

Sobering statistics from the AHA’s 2023 heart disease and stroke update – News Medical

 


Essential medicines for mental disorders: comparison of 121 national lists with WHO recommendations

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:55h | UTC

Essential medicines for mental disorders: comparison of 121 national lists with WHO recommendations – Archives of Public Health

 


WHO | Five billion people unprotected from trans-fat leading to heart disease

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:44h | UTC

News Release: Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease – World Health Organization

Report: Countdown to 2023: WHO report on global trans-fat elimination 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentary: Five Billion People Exposed to Industrially Produced Trans Fats – Health Policy Watch

Related:

Brazil and Peru join growing number of countries in the Americas that are eliminating industrially produced trans fats – Pan American Health Association / World Health Organization

WHO: More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans-fat in their food

Action Package: WHO Plan to Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids from Global Food Supply

WHO Draft Guideline: Saturated Fatty Acid and Trans-fatty Intake for Adults and Children

Banning trans fats in New York prevented thousands of heart attacks

 


RCT | Effect of a multicomponent intervention delivered on a web-based platform on hypertension control

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:12h | UTC

Effect of a Multicomponent Intervention Delivered on a Web-Based Platform on Hypertension Control: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Health and economic outcomes associated with musculoskeletal disorders attributable to high BMI in 192 countries

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:16h | UTC

Health and Economic Outcomes Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders Attributable to High Body Mass Index in 192 Countries and Territories in 2019 – JAMA Network Open

 


Use of wastewater for Mpox outbreak surveillance in California

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:24h | UTC

Use of Wastewater for Mpox Outbreak Surveillance in California – New England Journal of Medicine

Related:

Wastewater network infrastructure in public health: Applications and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic – PLOS Global Public Health

Opinion: Wastewater analysis can be a powerful public health tool—if it’s done sensibly.

CDC unveils its latest weapon in Covid-19 detection: wastewater.

CDC Report: Using Wastewater Surveillance Data to Support the COVID-19 Response — United States, 2020–2021.

Rapid, large-scale wastewater surveillance and automated reporting system enabled early detection of nearly 85% of COVID-19 cases on a University campus.

[Preprint] Wastewater genomic testing can effectively track COVID-19 variants of concern.

Human Waste Could Be The Next Big Weapon in Controlling COVID-19 – TIME

Next steps for wastewater testing to help end this pandemic — and prevent the next one – STAT

Sewage sleuths helped an Arizona town beat back Covid-19. For wastewater epidemiology, that’s just the start – STAT

The myriad ways sewage surveillance is helping fight COVID around the world – Nature

Testing sewage can give school districts, campuses and businesses a heads-up on the spread of COVID-19 – The Conversation

It’s time to begin a national wastewater testing program for Covid-19 – STAT

Coronavirus: Testing sewage an ‘easy win’ – BBC

Development of wastewater pooled surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 from congregate living settings – high sensitivity, but unable to distinguish new infectious cases from persistent convalescent shedding.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


CDC Study | Working in mining, food services, and construction linked to increased mortality from COPD

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:01h | UTC

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mortality by Industry and Occupation — United States, 2020 – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentary: ~10 Percent of Deaths Among Ever-Employed Linked to COPD in 2020 – HealthDay

 


Cancer statistics in the US, 2023

17 Jan, 2023 | 13:24h | UTC

Cancer statistics, 2023 – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

News Release: American Cancer Society’s annual report on cancer facts and trends released – News Medical / American Cancer Society

Commentaries:

Incidence Drops for Cervical Cancer But Rises for Prostate Cancer – American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics 2023 Report Released: Shows Continued Declines in Cancer Mortality, Persistent Racial Disparities, and More – The ASCO Post

US cancer death rate falls 33% since 1991, partly due to advances in treatment, early detection and less smoking, report says – CNN

 


A survey of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance across 23 countries in 2022

15 Jan, 2023 | 20:33h | UTC

A survey of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance across 23 countries in 2022 – Nature Medicine

News Release: Global COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rising but hesitancy remains – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Effect of prescriber notifications of patient’s fatal overdose on opioid prescribing at 4 to 12 months

10 Jan, 2023 | 14:50h | UTC

Effect of Prescriber Notifications of Patient’s Fatal Overdose on Opioid Prescribing at 4 to 12 Months: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

News Release: Study suggests one solution to America’s opioid epidemic: Tell doctors their patients fatally overdosed – University of Southern California

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Interim Guidance | Surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing for mpox (monkeypox)

10 Jan, 2023 | 14:45h | UTC

Surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing for mpox (monkeypox): interim guidance, 22 December 2022 – World Health Organization

 


WHO updates recommendations on HPV vaccination schedule

9 Jan, 2023 | 14:57h | UTC

News Release: WHO updates recommendations on HPV vaccination schedule – World Health Organization

Guideline: Human papillomavirus vaccines: WHO position paper, December 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentaries: 

WHO Recommends One HPV Vaccine Dose Instead of Two; Move Should Help Expand Coverage – Health Policy Watch

WHO supports 1-dose HPV vaccine strategy – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO manual on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation policies to promote healthy diets.

16 Dec, 2022 | 13:52h | UTC

WHO manual on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation policies to promote healthy diets – World Health Organization

News Release: WHO calls on countries to tax sugar-sweetened beverages to save lives – World Health Organization

Related:

M-A: Outcomes following taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents – Pediatrics

Cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages: What works? – Cochrane Library

Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages With Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting – JAMA

Impact of sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta‐analysis – Obesity Reviews

Association between tax on sugar sweetened beverages and soft drink consumption in adults in Mexico: open cohort longitudinal analysis of Health Workers Cohort Study – The BMJ

Potential impact on prevalence of obesity in the UK of a 20% price increase in high sugar snacks: modelling study – The BMJ

Changes in food purchases after the Chilean policies on food labelling, marketing, and sales in schools: a before and after study – The Lancet Planetary Health

Association of a Sweetened Beverage Tax With Soda Consumption in High School Students – JAMA Pediatrics

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons to date and the future of taxation – PLOS Medicine

Banning the promotion of soft drinks could be more effective than a sugar tax – The Conversation

Sugar tax: why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Associations between extreme temperatures and cardiovascular cause-specific mortality: results from 27 countries.

15 Dec, 2022 | 13:44h | UTC

Associations Between Extreme Temperatures and Cardiovascular Cause-Specific Mortality: Results From 27 Countries – Circulation

News Release: About 1 in 100 heart disease deaths linked to extreme hot and cold weather days – University of Maryland School of Medicine

 


WHO Report signals increasing resistance to antibiotics in bacterial infections in humans.

12 Dec, 2022 | 12:52h | UTC

News Release: Report signals increasing resistance to antibiotics in bacterial infections in humans and need for better data – World Health Organization

Report: Global antimicrobial resistance and use surveillance system (‎GLASS)‎ report: 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentary: WHO report shows rising antibiotic resistance, need for better data – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Perspective | Building community power to dismantle policy-based structural inequity in population health.

9 Dec, 2022 | 13:33h | UTC

Building Community Power To Dismantle Policy-Based Structural Inequity In Population Health – HealthAffairs

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Face masks to prevent transmission of respiratory infections.

8 Dec, 2022 | 12:42h | UTC

Face masks to prevent transmission of respiratory infections: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on face mask use – PLOS One

 


Review | Health literacy development is central to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

6 Dec, 2022 | 13:54h | UTC

Health literacy development is central to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases – BMJ Global Health

Related WHO Report: Health literacy development for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: Volume 1. Overview – World Health Organization

 


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