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Rio+20 and chronic diseases: a glass half-empty or half-full?

Twenty years on from the original 1992 United Nations Earth Summit, Rio was bustling with an additional 40,000 to 50,000 people attending either the official UN Rio+20 summit.

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Source: The Conversation
 


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HEALTH: Fighting non-communicable diseases

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.
 
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Source: IRIN Global


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Global pledge not readily achieved

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.         

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Source: CMAJ                


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Tackling the dual burden

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.

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Source: Commonwealth  Secretariat
 


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Diabetes on the Rise Among Teenagers

Nearly one in four American adolescents may be on the verge of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Source: The New York Times


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WHO warns of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity

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.

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Source: Reuters
 


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Urgent Global Action Needed to Fight World's Leading Killers

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.

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Source: Huffington Post


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Cameroon: Diabetes - Some 17 Percent Pregnant Women at Risk

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. 

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Source: All Africa


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Patient empowerment a central focus of eHealth Week 2012

Patient-centered medicine was emphasized Monday at the opening of the 10th annual High Level E-Health conference of the European Commission in Copenhagen. 

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Source: Healthcare IT News


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Half of all British men will be obese by 2040, claim experts

Nearly half of all men and more than a third of all women will be obese within the next 30 years, experts have warned. 

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Source: The Telegraph


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