BBC – Superbugs to kill ‘more than cancer’ by 2050
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide – more than currently die from cancer – by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.
They are currently implicated in 700,000 deaths each year.
The analysis, presented by the economist Jim O’Neill, said the costs would spiral to $100tn (£63tn).
He was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron in July to head a review of antimicrobial resistance.
Mr O’Neill told the BBC: “To put that in context, the annual GDP [gross domestic product] of the UK is about $3tn, so this would be the equivalent of around 35 years without the UK contribution to the global economy.”

Huffington Post – The secrets of the 10 healthiest states in America
Not all states are created equal when it comes to public health — and new rankings are here to prove it.
For the past 25 years, the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention have worked together to gather health habit data, state by state, to expose the strengths as well as the weaknesses of the country’s overall health profile. And according to the latest America’s Health Rankings report, we’ve adopted some healthful preventive practices, such as smoking cessation — and dropped the ball on others, like physical fitness.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids –  A state-by-state look at the 1998 state tobacco settlement 16 years later
Since the states settled their lawsuits against the major tobacco companies in November 1998, we have issued annual reports assessing whether the states have kept their promise to use a significant portion of their settlement funds – estimated at $246 billion over the first 25 years – to attack the enormous public health problems posed by tobacco use in the United States. Despite the huge sums they get from the tobacco settlement and billions more they collect in tobacco taxes, the states continue to shortchange tobacco prevention and cessation programs that are proven to save lives and money.

Chicago Tribune – Tobacco firms sign landmark pledge to end child labor in supply chains
Several of the world’s biggest tobacco companies pledged on Wednesday to end child labor in their supply chains, a landmark agreement a rights group said could protect thousands of children from hazardous work in tobacco fields.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said it was the first time that members of the tobacco industry had jointly agreed to abide by international labor law, which prohibits hazardous work by children under 18 and the employment of children under 15.

Health Care Policy Matters – 2015 Freshman Healthbook
What is The Freshman Healthbook?
The freshman healthbook is a new advocacy resource that will examine the health care-specific background and positions of the members of the 114th Congressional Freshman class. Our latest TogoRun offering identifies their positions on key health care issues, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), medical preparedness, medical innovation, children’s health, mental health, Medicare, physician reimbursement, reproductive rights and veterans’ health. It analyzes the current make-up of the class and identifies seven Freshmen as the next likely health care leaders in Congress.

TIME Magazine – Why raw milk outbreaks are on the rise
Raw milk skips the commercial chain of pasteurization and homogenization, and many proponents drink to the promise of a purer, less processed food. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has long warned that the consumption of raw milk, which poses serious risks to Americans’ health, is nothing more than a misguided health trend. Now, a new report from the agency shows that the yearly number of outbreaks from raw milk is increasing.