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HEAL Foundation is first Asian 'World Diabetes Day Champion'

Recognizing the constant efforts in improving diabetes awareness and prevention in India, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has declared HEAL Foundation, a not-for-profit health awareness and advocacy group, this year's 'World Diabetes Day Champion'.

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Source: News Track India


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Oman gears up to fight diabetes

Muscat: The Ministry of Health has partnered with Lilly, a pharmaceutical leader, to enhance diabetes education and management in the Sultanate.

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Source: Times of Oman


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Sleep apnea in pregnancy may harm mom and baby

Women who experience sleep apnea during pregnancy may face an increased of risk of health problems, for both themselves and their newborns, a new study suggests.

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Community program may help some obese kids

Heavy kids who took part in a program hosted at community YMCAs were able keep off some extra weight and improved their quality of life, including relationships with peers and functioning at school.

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Source: Reuters


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Obesity Prevention Starts in the Morning and at School

The stats on obesity keep getting worse. A new study released this week predicts that obesity among Americans may grow from about a third of the population to at least 44% in every state. Even scarier, the obesity rates in 13 states will likely reach 60%, according to the report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Source: WebMD


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Learning from AIDS: Responding to Non-Communicable Diseases

As executive director of UNAIDS from 1994 to 2008, I was privileged to have a front row seat at one of the great global health struggles of modern times. Although our work against AIDS is far from finished, we have stabilized the pandemic and started to imagine a world without AIDS.

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Source: The Huffington Post


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Women Are a Powerful Solution to the NCD Crisis

As world leaders make their way to New York this month to attend the United Nations General Assembly, we call on them to renew their commitments to combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Tackling NCDs with a woman-centered focus is a critical step towards reaching all development goals.

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Source: The Huffington Post

 


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On One-Year Anniversary of United Nations Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases, Leading Health Organizations Cite Progress and Work Ahead

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One year ago today, the United Nations held a High-Level Meeting on non-communicable Diseases. Only the second meeting ever convened by the U.N. on a health issue, the conference was attended by John Seffrin, Ph.D., CEO of the American Cancer Society; Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association; and Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association.

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Source: NBC News


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Plastic Chemical BPA Linked to Childhood Obesity

Why non-communicable diseases must be part of any new development goals

Progress on millennium development goals will be wiped out without targets and action on diseases like cancer and diabetes.

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Source: The Guardian


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