Submitted by bruna.nania on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 11:34
The World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), aims to reduce preventable deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, chronic respiratory diseases and cancers, by 25 percent by 2025. Read the full article
Submitted by bruna.nania on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 10:16
The pledge was ambitious, and welcome, but skeptics are concerned that the next step — developing and implementing policies, programs and more specific targets that actually help reduce the incidence of premature deaths caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) — will be far more problematic.
Submitted by bruna.nania on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:51
Commonwealth health ministers discussed how lessons learned from tackling communicable diseases - such as HIV and AIDS - can be applied to the growing threat of non-communicable diseases, at their annual meeting on Sunday, 20 May 2012.
Submitted by bruna.nania on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 10:58
Health data released on Wednesday provided the clearest evidence to date of the spread of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease from developed nations to poorer regions such as Africa, as lifestyles and diets there change.
Submitted by bruna.nania on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 09:51
Each year, about 36 million people die from noncommunicable disease: primarily cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory diseases. None of these NCDs are recognized by world leaders in key places such as the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) or the U.S. Global Health Initiative.
Submitted by bruna.nania on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 10:37
A study to assess the magnitude of gestational diabetes which is first recognised in pregnant women indicates that the disease is a serious public health problem in the country as the number of pregnant women suffering from the illness varies between five to 17 percent.