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Harnessing the power of advertising to promote health: 6 of the best public health ads

Marketing and advertising are powerful tools to influence behavior. A good ad can have profound effects on our decisions – making us crave the latest gadget, causing us to switch away from a brand our family has trusted for generations, or to vote for a candidate we know little about. When it comes to health, […]

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Counterfeiting Ebola: Fakes, Frauds and other Malarkey

Photo Courtesy of Reuters   This Oped was written by Michelle Ratpan and originally appeared on OpedSpace. Michelle works as a Litigation Specialist for the Integrity Vice Presidency of the World Bank and is a graduate of the Global Health Law and International Institutions LLM Program (2010). In the following Oped, Michelle examines the current […]

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How Public Health Can Help Tackle the NFL’s Domestic Violence Epidemic

  October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the wake of the National Football League’s (NFL’s) ongoing Ray Rice scandal and several incidents of domestic violence perpetrated by its players, this pressing issue is finally starting to grab the nation’s attention. To recap recent events, the NFL has been under fire for its mishandling of […]

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Recalling our First Fears about HIV—Can We Do Better with Ebola?

This post was written by Jeffrey S. Crowley, O’Neill Institute Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to jsc26@law.georgetown.edu. Last week, CDC director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, likened the health threat caused by Ebola to the growth of the global AIDS crisis. It is a parallel that […]

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From TIME: Ebola Co-Discoverer Peter Piot: ‘This Was an Avoidable Catastrophe’

This post originally appeared in TIME on October 1, 2014.  Professor Peter Piot is Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and former Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations. He co-discovered Ebola in 1976.  The text is re-posted here, in part, with the permission of the author.  […]

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3 Issues to Consider before Voting in November

On November 4, many Americans will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. And like all election seasons, issues threatening public health are chief among this nation’s top concerns.         In researching for this post, I came up with a fairly long “short-list” of pressing public health issues – […]

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10 Resources to Help You Get a Handle on the Ebola Epidemic

This post was written by O’Neill Institute Law Fellows Sarah Roache and Daniel Hougendobler The West African Ebola epidemic is an international public health crisis, and a threat to international security. For so many of us – the public health community, humanitarian and aid organizations, governments, ethicists, policy-makers, and engaged citizens – the epidemic triggers important […]

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Eight Gaps in the International Response to the West African Ebola Crisis Following U.S. Troops and UN Needs Assessment

This post was written by Eric A. Friedman, O’Neill Institute Associate, Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Sarah Roache, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow and Daniel Hougendobler, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow. For questions or comments about this post please contact Lawrence Gostin at gostin@law.georgetown.edu. Yesterday, on the same day that the United Nations issued an appeal for […]

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16 years of GMO agriculture – No meaningful health findings in multiple generations of animals

A new study – Prevalence and impacts of genetically engineered feedstuffs on livestock populations – published last week has brought more evidence to the forefront on the safety profile of genetically modified food (aka GMO). Transgenic GMO agriculture was first authorized for use in the United States in 1996. Genetic modification of food through the use of […]

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The UN Security Council Should Mobilize an International Force to Contain the West African Ebola Epidemic: A Call to Action

This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and Sarah Roache, Law Fellow, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. For more information or questions about this post, please contact Sarah Roache at sar234@georgetown.edu. The West African Ebola epidemic has become a national and […]

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