Submitted by bruna.nania on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 09:34
One person dies from diabetes and two more get the disease every 10 seconds in India. Given that exercise and diet can go a long way in keeping diabetes at bay, the government is pulling out all stops to increase awareness about the disease — and it is starting with schoolchildren.
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.