The guidance, Alcohol-use disorders: preventing the development of hazardous and harmful drinking, suggests a "minimum price per unit" of alcohol and a prohibition of "belowcost" sales by retailers. It also recommends limiting the number of places that sell alcohol in a given area and "the days and hours when it can be sold."
News considered,” it adds. “Developed coun- • The revision of guidelines on human noses of cancer per year will almost tries should, to the extent possible, pro- organ and tissue transplantation to double by 2030 (from 12.7 million vide technical and financial assistance include two new principles. “The cases in 2008 to 21.4 million). Like- to developing countries and countries first improves safety, quality and wise, the number of cancer-related with economies in transition aimed at efficacy of both donation and trans- deaths is projected to jump from 7.6 strengthening health systems, including plantation procedures — as well as million to 13.2 million. health personnel development.” the human materials used. The sec- Taking into account that developing But the code quickly notes that the ond increases transparency, while nations are growing more rapidly and right of health workers to migrate is ensuring the protection of the aging more dramatically, the Interna- inviolate. “Member States should take anonymity and privacy of donors tional Agency for Research on Cancer into account the right to the highest and recipients.” — Emily Panetta, expects the trend toward higher rates of attainable standard of health of popula- Ottawa, Ont. cancer in the developing world to con- tions in source countries, individual tinue. rights of health personnel to leave any Wild said the statistics currently pro- country in accordance with applicable Cancer becoming more com- vide the most accurate view of the laws, in order to mitigate the negative mon in developing world, “global cancer burden” and will “form a effects and maximize the positive WHO says vital foundation to future responses to effects of migration on the health sys- the UN resolution on noncommunicable tems of the source countries. However, diseases.” — Elyse Skura, Ottawa, Ont. T nothing in this Code should be inter- he incidence of cancer in the preted as limiting the freedom of developing world is rising, health personnel, in accordance with according to new data from the Reducing alcohol-related applicable laws, to migrate to countries World Health Organization (WHO
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