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Taxing sugary drinks to tackle obesity would lead to a stronger economy, new research shows. from www.shutterstock.com

Taxing sugary drinks would boost productivity, not just health

The benefits of a sugar tax go beyond mere health savings when obesity rates drop. Our new research predicts wider economic benefits due to more, healthier people in work.
Roll-your-own tobacco contains more additives than factory made cigarettes. So let’s not kid ourselves it’s safer. from www.shutterstock.com

Busting the myth that roll-your-own tobacco has fewer additives

Roll-your-own tobacco contains additives to stop it from drying out. So, it's hardly a "natural" or "healthier" alternative to factory made cigarettes.
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterised by recurrent seizures. Shutterstock

Kenya has gaps in diagnosing and managing epilepsy

Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
AIDS activists stage a ‘die-in’ in 1992 in Houston about lack of funding for AIDS research under President George H.W. Bush. Rick McFarland/AP

HIV/AIDS funding is an investment worth protecting

New treatments and prevention programs have inhibited the spread of HIV/AIDS since June 5, 1981, when the CDC first reported what would become HIV. Here's why it's important not to cut funding now.

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