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The American Industrial Skincare Goes ‘Green’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We’ve seen a rise in sustainable skin care companies, an idea that has largely been driven by consumer demand and awareness. These are skin-care companies that genuinely care about sustainability, and the effects that their produces have on the environment and people’s health.

Hypertension – The World’s Silent Killer

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We are living in a rapidly changing environment. Throughout the world, human health is being shaped by the same powerful forces: ageing, rapid urbanisation and the globalisation of unhealthy lifestyles. Increasingly, wealthy and resource-constrained countries are facing the same health issues.

“Green & Lean”: New Range Of Sustainable U.K. School Meals From Sodexo And WWF

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Worryingly, the U.K. now has the highest rate of obesity in Europe, with one in three children overweight or obese by year six. Obesity in children under 11 has risen by over 40 percent in ten years. If this trend continues, half of U.K. children will be obese or overweight by 2020. London has the highest obesity levels for children in reception and year six compared to other parts of the country.

Helping Make Safe Drinking Water for All a Reality

Guest blog by Tim White, Kohler 

Bloomberg School Receives $25M from Gates Foundation for Health Data

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, increasing the availability and use of data is a public health intervention in its own right. Mobile phone can be a simple yet powerful tool to collect such data through rapid-turnaround, nationally representative surveys that measure household well-being and health program performance.

Campbell's Goes Green

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When you think of Campbell’s Soup, you think of Andy Warhol’s iconic image, 1950s housewives, and your grandmother right? But do you think of the word “organic” and Campbell’s Soup in the same sentence? Probably not.

Sundara Recycles Hotel Soap to Prevent Disease In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While working in rural northern Thailand in 2013, Erin Zaikis met children who didn’t know what soap was, so she brought them some, trying to conduct an impromptu hand-washing workshop. She was stunned to see the children smacking their faces with the bars of soap, unsure of what to do with it.

World Health Organisation’s Cancer Agency Warning: Red and Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), created a furore when it evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red and processed meat, placing cured and processed meats like bacon, ham and sausages alongside alcohol and cigarettes saying they do cause cancer.

Future Cities Summit Ties Sustainability, Social Equity, Clean Energy and Scale

The Greentopia Future Cities Summit, which took place in Rochester, NY, gave a thoughtful look at some of the potential opportunities for cities in the future, and what kinds of steps might be required to get us there.

Novartis Access Debuts in Kenya

(3BL Media/Just Means) – Kenya will be the first country to benefit from a new scheme that will deliver affordable medication to treat a range of diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and breast cancer.

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