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  • Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2014
    A new report from WHO outlines the global status of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. The report includes 2010 baseline data and updated results on mortality and risk factors.  
  • Evaluating the Health Benefits of Clean Cooking Adoption: Indicators and Biomarkers of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)
    The meeting report from the December 2014 “Indicators and Biomarkers of NCDs: Evaluating the Health Benefits of Clean Cooking Adoption” workshop highlights key points raised during the meeting, which was hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and NIH. The report aims to help guide the development of a strategic, feasible research agenda necessary to evaluate the health benefits of clean cooking adoption over a relatively short time frame.
  • Views and Perspectives on Earth’s Unique Climate in our Solar System
    Recent presentations at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society included a panel of distinguished speakers on climate change.
    NIEHS was represented by John Balbus, M.D., senior advisor for public health, who presented “A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change.” Additional presentations explored expected climate impacts on water supply and national security and on future environments here on Earth and on Mars.