Tag Archives: comparative risk assessment

Global deaths attributable to drugs, alcohol and tobacco

In an earlier post, I presented estimates of drug overdose deaths in 2019 for the world and selected countries. The USA accounted for an astonishing 40% of global drug overdose deaths and an even higher percentage of global opioid overdose … Continue reading

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Meat DOES NOT rank alongside smoking as a cause of cancer

“Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.”  Guardian 26 Oct 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/26/bacon-ham-sausages-processed-meats-cancer-risk-smoking-says-who The … Continue reading

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Global health risks Russian edition

One of our most popular WHO reports has been Global Health Risks: Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks, published in 2009.  A Russian version has just been released by WHO, due to popular demand. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/44203/8/9789244563878_rus.pdf This … Continue reading

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