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28 octobre 2014
- Nouvelle hausse du prix du tabac : 6 applications pour arrêter de fumer
- PhD in Global Health at the University of Geneva: register now (deadline for applications Nov 21, 2014).
- Food and Drug Law Institute conference on tobacco regulation, e-cigarettes
- The Search for the Real Numbers Behind Marijuana Use
- Handshakes are a filthy, disease-spreading tradition; fist-bump instead
- Chattez avec un médecin tabacologue
France - Le prix du paquet de cigarettes devrait augmenter de 30 centimes le 1er janvier 2015. Tour d'horizon des applications les plus efficaces pour arrêter de fumer...Lire la suite:
This PhD track includes research in global health leading to the delivery of first the outline or proposal for the thesis followed by the final thesis. In addition, coursework (the taught component of the program) in global health must be successfully completed by the PhD student. The program aims mainly to develop scientific competencies in the science of global health implementation.
The research work can be undertaken traditionally, within a research group at the Université de Genève, or in another university (in Switzerland or abroad), or within the context of a position held in an international organisation, an NGO, or in a company from the public or the private sector. In the later case, it is expected that the PhD research work is directly related to the occupation.
The PhD research work is supervised by a professor from the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Genève. Joint supervision can be envisaged, by any other competent faculty or professional belonging to another Faculty of the Université de Genève or from elsewhere.
Further details about guidelines and procedures regarding this PhD program are published as internal directives.
This program complies with accreditation criteria of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER, Brussels)
This innovative, hybrid program is completed largely via distance (e-learning and e-supervision), requiring a high level of interaction and commitment from PhD students, including homework (readings, exercises, essays and a comprehensive exam), as well as periodic residential seminars organized by the Swiss School of Public Health+.
Prof JF Etter is interested in coaching PhD students in the field of smoking prevention, preferably e-cigarettes. See details here:
http://unige.g2hp.net/initiative/doctoral-program-in-global-health/ (24 10 2014)
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Last week (October 21) the U.S. Food and Drug Law Institute sponsored a tobacco conference on tobacco regulation (including vaporizers, e-cigarettes etc.). See the Slides here:
http://www.fdli.org/conferences/conference-pages/tobacco2014/agenda-slides (27 10 2014)
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It's one thing to oppose legalization there's a coherent case to be made that no psychoactive substances should be sold directly to consumers by for-profit companies, for example but if you are going to do so, it helps to engage with the data, wherever it may lead.
Read more: Where Columnists Brooks and Marcus Went Wrong in the Debate Over Marijuana | TIME.com
Researchers at the UK's Aberystwyth University found the fist bump transferred 90 percent fewer bacteria than a regular, old handshake.
Their methods for reaching this conclusion were rather interesting: the scientists used rubber gloves and spread them with a thick layer of E. coli bacteria. They then exchanged fist bumps, hand shakes, and high fives with researchers who were wearing clean rubber gloves, randomly varying the intensity and duration of the greetings.
Afterward, the researchers set the gloves in a solution that allowed them to count how many bacteria were transferred to the clean gloves.
Their finding? The handshake was the worst offender when it came to spreading germs. Read more...