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Premature Deaths Could Be Reduced By Aggressively Targeting The 'Big Four' Chronic Diseases
2014-05-04 06:20:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly 40 million deaths could be prevented by 2025 simply by achieving globally-agreed targets for a half-dozen essential health risks, including smoking and drinking, according to research published Saturday in the medical journal The Lancet. In the paper, the study authors explained that by reaching goals in six risk factors (tobacco and alcohol use, salt intake, obesity, and raised blood pressure and glucose) could...

2014-04-09 08:29:38

New initiatives driving better health outcomes by helping to shape lifestyles to prevent cancer and chronic diseases TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - More than 100 organizations across Canada are uniting as partners in a series of projects designed to improve the health of Canadians by preventing chronic disease. In phase two of the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative, a total of $15.3 million is being invested in eight projects to address issues...

2012-11-05 15:09:49

A study estimating the death rate from heart and circulatory disease in each electoral ward in England has found that despite considerable improvements since the 1980s, the difference between the wealthiest and poorest communities has widened for people over 65. Mortality from heart and circulatory disease — the leading cause of death in the UK — declined in most places between 1982 and 2006, but for men and women aged 65 or older, the decline was smaller in the most deprived...

Child Diabetes And Obesity Rates Higher In China Than The US
2012-07-06 11:55:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online These days, a McDonald´s Big Mac Hamburger is known internationally. While the fast food market has become more global, health issues like obesity and diabetes have had far reaching impacts in other countries around the world. In particular, researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) recently discovered that Chinese teenagers have a diabetes rate that is four times higher than teenagers in the United...

2012-02-29 11:40:51

Stroke is the leading cause of death in people over 65 in low- and middle-income countries, finds new research Stroke is the leading cause of death in people over 65 in low- and middle-income countries, according to new research published this week. Deaths of people over 65 represent more than a third of all deaths in developing countries yet, until now, little research has focused on this group. The study was led by researchers King's College London and is published in PLoS Medicine. The...

2011-07-22 10:53:00

ATLANTA, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has offered to serve as the accountability partner to ensure that surveillance recommendations laid out in the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report A Nationwide Framework for Surveillance of Cardiovascular and Chronic Lung Diseases, which was released to the public today, are implemented. The recommendations, which the IOM released in this report sponsored by the Centers for...

2011-07-06 00:11:25

Countries with lower national income have disproportionately higher rates of death and disability associated with stroke compared with ischemic heart disease, according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Together, ischemic heart disease and stroke are the two leading causes of death worldwide. Ischemic heart disease accounts for 12.2 percent of all deaths and stroke for 9.7 percent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of...

2011-01-04 10:32:00

DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association is participating in an international effort to prepare for a United Nations (UN) high-level summit next year on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These diseases -- mainly cardiovascular illnesses including stroke, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory conditions -- were estimated to cause more than 60 percent of deaths worldwide in 2005. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) The heart...

2010-06-18 23:50:00

BEIJING, June 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Younger, unmarried men around the world are least likely to be aware of hypertension (high blood pressure) and less likely to be receiving treatment. Whereas older women, are most aware of hypertension according to data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) Scientific Sessions in Beijing, China. Interim analysis of ~150,000 participants from 17 countries in the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study (PURE) also revealed...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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