Category Archives: Harm Reduction & Drug Use

The Tobacco Atlas – Sixth Edition

A Companion to the TobaccoAtlas.org Website Editors Jeffrey Drope and Neil W. Schluger The American Cancer Society, Inc, March 2018 58 pp. 6.7 MB http://tobaccoatlas.org/wp- content/uploads/2018/03/TobaccoAtlas_6thEdition_LoRes.pdf Tobacco will kill one billion (1,000,000,000) people this century, if we do nothing. It … Continue reading

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APHA opens public access to firearms research published in American Journal of Public Health

6 March 2018 Read online at: https://www.apha.org/news-and-media/news-releases/apha-news-releases/2018/ajph- gun-violence-collection Today the American Public Health Association (APHA) announced research papers, commentaries and analytic essays on public health and firearms published in the American Journal of Public Health are now available to all … Continue reading

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“It’s Like We’re Always in a Prison” – Abuses Against Boys Accused of National Security Offenses in Somalia

by Laetitia Bader, Abdullahi Abdi, Maria Burnett et al. Human Rights Watch, 2018 95 pp. 889 kB https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/somalia0218_web.pdf Somalia’s government is detaining and torturing children linked to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, according to this Human Rights Watch report. Since … Continue reading

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The War on Children: Time to End Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict

by Mariam Kirollos, Caroline Anning, Gunvor Knag Fylkesnes et al. Save the Children International, 2018 44 pp. 3.6 MB https://www.savethechildren.net/waronchildren/pdf/waronchildren.pdf More children than ever before – at least 357 million globally – are now living in areas affected by conflict, … Continue reading

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Overdiagnosis: what it is and what it isn’t

by John Brodersen, Lisa M Schwartz, Carl Heneghan et al. BMJ EBM 2018; Volume 23, Issue 1 4 pp. 194 kB http://ebm.bmj.com/content/23/1/1.full.pdf Overdiagnosis is one of the most harmful and costly problems in modern healthcare. It often triggers a cascade … Continue reading

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Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

Editors Kathleen Stratton, Leslie Y. Kwan, and David L. Eaton National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2018 613 pp. 6.9 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24952 Despite their popularity, little is known about health effects of e-cigarettes. Some suggest that e-cigarettes likely confer … Continue reading

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To Err Is Human

Building a Safer Health System (2000) – Consensus Study Report Editors: Linda T. Kohn, Janet M. Corrigan, and Molla S. Donaldson Institute of Medicine; Committee on Quality of Health Care in America 312 pp. 5.0 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=9728 Experts estimate that … Continue reading

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Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem

by Steven M. Teutsch, Amy Geller, and Yamrot Negussie Committee on Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2017 489 pp. 10.2 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24951 Despite widespread public attention to distracted and illegal drug-impaired … Continue reading

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Cost-effectiveness of tobacco control policies and programmes targeting adolescents: a systematic review

by Teresa Leão, Anton E Kunst, Julian Perelman European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Issue 1, 1 February 2018, pp. 39–43 5 pp. 176 kB https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article-pdf/28/1/39/23532162/ckx215.pdf Consistent evidence shows the importance of preventing smoking at young ages, when health … Continue reading

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Safe management of wastes from health-care activities: A summary

by Ute Pieper, Arabella Hayter and Maggie Montgomery World Health Organization, 2017 30 pp. 434 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259491/1/WHO-FWC-WSH-17.05-eng.pdf?ua=1 The waste produced in the course of health care activities, from contaminated needles to radioactive isotopes, can cause infection and injury, and inadequate … Continue reading

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