Resources needed to contain Wild Polio Virus in India
The Strategic Foresight Group writes,
Despite India’s strident attempts to eradicate polio entirely, it continues to report cases of the disease. In the last two years, a marked increase of reported cases, particularly originating from certain parts of the country, has caused concern about the resurgence of the disease. A majority of these cases are reported from Western Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Sources:The Strategic Foresight Group, July 2010, page 2: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG_July2010.pdf#page=2
‘AFP Surveillance Bulletin – India’. National Polio Surveillance Project, Government of India. 22
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‘Vaccinated children spreading polio in north India’. Central Chronicle. 10 May 2010.
Jeffrey, Patricia & Jeffrey, Roger. ‘Polio in North India: What’s Next?’. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. XLV No. 15. 10 April 2010.
The poor as primary targets in anti-obesity inventions
From many angles, obesity seems to be a wicked public health problem, and few promising anti-obesity strategies have emerged.
Sources:RAND, Nov 2010, page 2-4: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/RAND_Nov2010.pdf#page=2
“Lower-Income Neighborhoods Associated with Higher Obesity Rates”, ScienceDaily, 10 February 2008. Accessed 10/29/10 at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080207163807.htm.
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, A Report of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1/1/1986. See also: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00000837.htm
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“Should People Be Paid to Stay Healthy?”, The New York Times, 14 June 2010. Accessed 10/29/10 at: http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/should-people-be-paid-to-stay-healthy/