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A new anti-smoking commercial focuses on discriminatory tobacco marketing

Comedian Amanda SealesImage: screenshot The tobacco industry knows all about diversity and knows exactly how to exploit it. That’s the message of a new ad campaign from anti-smoking group Truth Initiative that highlights the ways in which cigarette marketers disproportionately target disadvantaged groups. SEE ALSO: So, about that Tinder-themed anti-smoking […]

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A new anti-smoking commercial focuses on discriminatory tobacco marketing

Comedian Amanda SealesImage: screenshot The tobacco industry knows all about diversity and knows exactly how to exploit it. That’s the message of a new ad campaign from anti-smoking group Truth Initiative that highlights the ways in which cigarette marketers disproportionately target disadvantaged groups. SEE ALSO: So, about that Tinder-themed anti-smoking […]

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Hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty, is thriving in the US south. Why?

Exclusive: in America, the worlds richest country, diseases that thrive amid poverty are rampant, the first study of its kind in modern times shows Children playing feet away from open pools of raw sewage; drinking water pumped beside cracked pipes of untreated waste; human faeces flushed back into kitchen sinks […]

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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of […]

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Meet the nurse who will soon perform surgery on patients alone

Unlike other nursing roles, a surgical care practitioner is involved with the patient every step of the way In the operating theatre, scalpel in hand, Sara Dalby is reminded of snow: When youre making the first incision, its like making a set of footprints in it. Its never going to […]

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Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide

Exclusive: Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire bte noire of both the sugar industry and the tobacco industry, famously fought for a ban on the sale of large-sized […]

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