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Looks great, Drue, et al

It is a pleasure to see this important document is now available to public health workers and other interested parties.


This is another step forward in the rapid growth of the new discipline of public health practice ethics.



Brazil Makes Big Improvements in health and equity

This week’s Lancet: Brazil shows the way to improved population health and equity. Key points:

·       … with an economic growth rate of 7.5% last year and a newly discovered oil field off its coast, Brazil is a country in demand as a political and economic partner.


New York Times: Humans hard wired to cooperate and help each other

This week the New York Times published an excellent column by David Brooks, summarizing the growing evidence that we are hard-wired to cooperate and that altruism essential to evolutionary success. Key points:


·       The story of evolution, we have been told, is the story of the survival of the fittest. The strong eat the weak. The creatures that adapt to the environment pass on their selfish genes.

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