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2013-06-12 16:04:53

Nine years after the World Health Organization adopted a global strategy on diet, physical activity, and health to address risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes (referred to internationally as noncommunicable diseases), only a few low-and middle-income countries have implemented robust national policies to help prevent such diseases, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important as they...

2013-06-12 16:03:16

People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, according to a study led by Christopher Millett from Imperial College London and the Public Health Foundation of India and colleagues. Their paper reporting the study, published in this week's PLOS Medicine, reveals that cyclists are also less likely to have diabetes or high blood pressure compared to people who take public or private transport to work. These findings are important as they suggest that...

2013-06-06 23:29:25

The University of New England has announced the award of a two-year, $200,000 grant by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in recognition of the University´s efforts to cultivate a caring interprofessional health work force. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The University of New England has announced the award of a two-year, $200,000 grant by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in recognition of the University´s efforts to cultivate a caring interprofessional health work...

2013-05-29 10:12:28

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a paper titled "Global Burden of Oral Conditions in 1990-2010: A Systemic Analysis." The paper, written by lead author Wagner Marcenes, Queen Mary University, London, is published in the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. The "Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010)" produced comparable estimates of the burden of 291 diseases and injuries in 1990, 2005 and 2010. This article reports on...

2013-05-19 23:00:38

Pacific Island representatives of The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors published a new assessment of extreme health dangers in the region. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 At a May 6th, 2013 meeting organized by the National Council of Asian Pacific Physicians (NCAPIP), the Pacific Chronic Disease Coalition (PCDC), a council of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), presented a newly published assessment on the status of health systems, diabetes,...

2013-05-17 23:15:34

A new 5-year guarantee through Pledge Guarantee for Health (PGH) has the potential to unlock immense private sector financing, accelerating efforts to achieve MDGs. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Today, leading global health and development experts from the public and private sectors are joining forces at the 2013 GBCHealth Conference to announce a new partnership that will leverage private sector funding to speed up delivery and access to life-saving health supplies such as...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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