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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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No Longer Just ‘Adult-Onset

It found that Type 2 diabetes, a new scourge among young people, progresses faster and is harder to treat in youngsters than in adults.

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Source: International Herald Tribune


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Obesity-Linked Diabetes in Children Resists Treatment

Obesity and the form of diabetes linked to it are taking an even worse toll on America’s youths than medical experts had realized.

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Source: The New York Times


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Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine

The majority of NHS spending on diabetes is avoidable, says a report in the journal Diabetic Medicine.

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Source: BBC News


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Ahmedabad may emerge as diabetes capital of India

Gujarat and more importantly Ahmedabad may emerge as diabetes capital of India.

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Source: The Times of India


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10pc Pakistanis suffer from diabetes

Ten percent of the population in Pakistan is suffering from diabetes, one of the most challenging public health problems of the 21st century and the leading cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world.

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Source: The Nation
 


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