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Notes from Tampa

Ami Banerjee
Last edited 10th June 2009
This week, the Florida Gulf coast played host to the world’s largest meeting of chronic disease epidemiologists. This was the 49th meeting of the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Conference and is combined with the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism conference over 5 days.

Conflict as a threat to health

Ami Banerjee
Last edited 10th June 2009
In his first formal Presidential address in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower said, “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”

Drop the charge

Ami Banerjee
Last edited 10th June 2009
With NHS prescription charges set to rise to £7.20 next month, the British Medical Association called for their abolition (in line with Wales, Scotland and Ireland), describing the current situation as “outdated, iniquitous and detrimental to the health of many patients by acting as a barrier to their taking necessary medication” [1,2]. A BBC poll last year showed that three quarters of adults in the UK also support an end to the charges in England [3].

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