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Smoking in Russia: will old habits die hard?
TLDR
The Russian Ministry of Health has announced a range of new measures aimed at tackling the country’s need for tobacco, including a 10–15% reduction in smoking by 2015, which is based on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which was ratifi ed by Russia in 2008. Expand
Margaret Chan: committed to universal health coverage
TLDR
Universal health coverage is, Chan says, “the most powerful unifying single concept that public health has to off er, because you can realise the dream and the aspiration of health for every person irrespective of what class you belong to, whether you are a woman, orWhether you are poor”. Expand
ENDRALAZINE, A NEW PERIPHERAL VASODILATOR: ABSENCE OF EFFECT OF ACETYLATOR STATUS ON ANTIHYPERTENSIVE EFFECT Results of a Multicentre Clinical Study
TLDR
It is concluded that the acetylator phenotype does not affect the therapeutic efficacy or dosage requirement of endralazine, and it is suggested that this is becauseendralazine is metabolised mainly by hydrazone formation and only to a minor extent by acetylation. Expand
UK poised to make decision on 4CMenB vaccine
On Feb 11, 2014, as this issue of TLID went to press, members of the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) sat down to decide whether or not to recommend that a vaccine againstExpand
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