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Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis, and management of acute RHD
Guidelines that provides "clinicians with additional information on preventative action, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease." The guidelines also clarify "common questions and broadened the diagnosis criteria for probable acute rheumatic fever in high risk groups in order to assist clinicians when there are uncertain cases of acute rheumatic fever." RHD Australia.
Country-level decision making for control of chronic diseases
IOM workshop summary report that "explored ideas and opportunities for supporting country-specific assessments of resource needs and planning of resource allocation for chronic diseases as part of the broader process of priority setting, decision making, and planning. It aimed to identify what tools are needed for country-led planning of effective, efficient, and equitable provision of programs to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic diseases." IOM.
Cardiovascular harms from tobacco use and secondhand smoke: Global gaps in awareness and implications for action
Report that "brings together data from two ongoing major global tobacco research and surveillance studies - the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project and the Global Tobacco Surveillance System - to examine people's awareness of the cardiovascular risks of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure." WHF.
Smokefree outdoor areas resources
Resources that include New Zealand local authority experience, New Zealand and international public opinion on smokefree outdoor policies, international policies, international policy evaluation, measurement or observation of outdoor smoking, smokefree signs for outdoor places, video clips, and links to other resources. University of Otago.
Living well with chronic illness: A call for public health action
Report that "lays out a comprehensive framework intended as a guide to develop and implement cross-cutting strategies that reduce the individual and societal burdens of chronic illness by helping people with chronic illnesses live well. The IOM makes recommendations to the CDC as well as HHS on the development and support of programs to meet the health and social needs of people living with chronic illnesses." IOM.
National Wear Red Day 2012 flash mob dance
YouTube video of the celebration of National Wear Read Day at the National Institutes of Health in the US. YouTube.
Global physical activity communication network. Provides users with information about recent physical activity developments, careers and events, and linkages to a global network individuals with a professional and personal interest in physical activity. GlobalPANet.
National initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Includes information and resources for individuals, health care professionals, hospitals and health care organizations, pharmacies and pharmacists, community organizations, and private-sector organizations. HHS.
Global diabetes survey
An annual evaluation and report that will provide insight into clinical diabetes practice across the world. Sign up required. Global diabetes survey.
"Relationships between food consumption and living arrangements among university students in four European countries - A cross-sectional study"
W El Ansari, C Stock, R Mikolajczyk
Nutrition Journal 2012; 11(28): open access
"Public support for smoke-free areas in Israel: A case for action"
L Rosen, D Rier, R Schwartz, A Oren, et al.
Health Policy 2012; available online 12 April 2012
"An evolving approach to the global health agenda: Countries will lead the way on NCD prevention and control"
R Nugent, B Kelley, J Narula
Global Heart 2012; 7(1):3-6 (open access)