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Healthy by law: the missed opportunity to use laws for public health.
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PMID:  21982516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Health is the result of biological and social determinants; both are important. Nature dictates the laws for biological determinants; people create the laws for social determinants. Nature's laws are hard to discover and are eternal whether or not they suit humanity; people's laws are easily written and can be changed at anytime to suit humanity better. So why is it that the public health community, which expends much effort and expense probing natural laws, places negligible emphasis on collection, analysis, and making greater use of the world's public health laws?
Amir Attaran; Tikki Pang; Judith Whitworth; Andrew Oxman; Martin McKee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1474-547X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
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