Life expectancy in Russia between 1994 and 2016 increased by more than seven years, while rates of death among children under age 5 decreased nearly 60%, according to the most extensive health study on the nation ever conducted. In addition, age-adjusted rates of premature death from smoking, one of the world’s most substantial health risks, dropped by nearly 34% over the same time period.
August 30, 2018
April 5, 2017
Despite strong declines in the rate of tobacco smoking over the past 25 years, one out of every four men still smoke daily, as do one out of every 20 women. In a new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD) published today (April 5, 2017) in The Lancet, authors discovered that the prevalence of daily smoking declined on a global scale – decreasing by 28% for men and 34% for women between 1990 and 2015.
August 31, 2016
People are more likely to adopt heart healthy behaviors when guided and encouraged via the Internet, their cell phones or other devices, according to 23 years of research reviewed in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
May 20, 2015
Lessons from the experience of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control for global health governance
This presentation considers the contribution that international law can make to global health governance with a historical analysis of the 2003 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first convention adopted under the auspices of the World Health Organization.
October 1, 2014
Can countries reach the 2025 tobacco target? Estimation of recent trends in tobacco use and baseline projections to 2025
February 6, 2013
IHME director Christopher Murray presents at Human Development Learning Week 2013
In the News
April 5, 2017
May 4, 2016
The Times of India