Friday, July 29, 2016
  1. The Global Security Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

    Tadataka Yamada

    The Global Security Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

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     calls for a new international nonprofit company to take the fight to the next pandemic.

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    The fight against infectious diseases is headed backward, as once-beatable microbes become resistant to existing therapies. The massive economic and political repercussions of future epidemics suggests that the development of new treatments must be considered in the context of global security, not just public health. READ MORE

  2. Soft Drinks, Hard Questions

    Adam Briggs, ET AL

    Soft Drinks, Hard Questions

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    , ET AL  examine the UK's proposed tax on sugary drinks – the first to target the industry, not consumers.

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    In March, the British government announced that, to tackle childhood obesity, it intends to introduce a tax on sugary drinks in 2018. Whether the tax, which will be debated this summer, achieves its public-health goals depends on the details – and on rigorous evaluation of its effects. READ MORE

  3. Tackling Rare and Orphan Diseases

    Henry I. Miller
  4. Mission: Save the Environment

    Sean B. Carroll

    Mission: Save the Environment

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     draws lessons for global cooperation from the remarkable campaign to eradicate smallpox.

    Newsart for Mission: Save the Environment Aaron Huey, Getty Images

    Fifty years ago, the World Health Organization initiated a global campaign to eradicate smallpox – a campaign that not even it believed could succeed. Yet, in just over a decade, the disease was defeated, proving that the world can come together to address shared problems. READ MORE

  5. Global Cooperation as a Life-and-Death Issue

    Jim O'Neill

    Global Cooperation as a Life-and-Death Issue

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     wants this year's G20 and UN meetings to join the fight against drug-resistant infections.

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    While governments, industry, and international organizations have made important strides over the last two years in tackling the threat posed by rising antimicrobial resistance, the truth is that their work has barely begun. If we are to prevent the slow-motion car crash of surging AMR, our leaders must hit the brakes hard. READ MORE

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