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2013-09-04 08:18:58

A study based on a nationally representative sample of adults in China in 2010 indicates that nearly 12 percent of Chinese adults had diabetes and the prevalence of prediabetes was about 50 percent, according to a study in the September 4 issue of JAMA. "Noncommunicable chronic diseases have become the leading causes of mortality and disease burden worldwide. It was estimated that 34.5 million deaths globally were due to noncommunicable diseases in 2010, which reflected a significant...

2013-09-02 19:14:47

Gap with developing countries grows Measures taken in developed countries to reduce noncommunicable diseases – the leading causes of death globally – have improved the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older over the last 20 to 30 years. But, according to a study that will be published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization on 2 September, the gap in life expectancy between such women in rich and poor countries is growing. The WHO study, one of a collection of...

2013-08-12 23:18:47

A new review published in Public Health Nutrition links salt intake reduction policies across EU member states to the socio-economic status of those countries and their citizens. Cambridge, UK (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 The study found that countries with no national salt reduction initiatives had lower levels of inequality-adjusted human development. A lack of coordinated efforts to address this disparity could lead to widening social and health inequalities. Evidence from low- and...

2013-08-02 23:05:08

English-language journal on Cuban health and medicine puts focus on noncommunicable diseases. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 The new issue of MEDICC Review, Chronic Diseases Revisited, is now available open-access, free online. The only English-language journal bringing readers health and medicine from Cuba and other developing countries, this MEDICC Review issue includes original research, features, and commentary on the rising burden and special challenges of chronic...

2013-07-21 20:20:12

HONG KONG and GENEVA, July 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Self-Care movement, launched in China last year, goes global in celebrating 24 July (24/7) as International Self-Care Day. It encourages individual responsibility for health by raising awareness of the basic steps to achieve well-being through self-care and calls on public authorities to recognize the crucial role of self-care in reducing the socio-economic burden of diseases. The movement also appeals for...

2013-06-27 23:35:24

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “EpiCast Report: Type 2 Diabetes - Epidemiology Forecast To 2022” to its database. Buy The Copy of this Report Visit - http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/epicast-report-type-2-diabetes-epidemiology-forecast-to-2022 Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable diseases worldwide and is an escalating public health problem globally, with an estimated 347 million...

2013-06-26 13:52:01

Weill Cornell study suggests urbanization and industrialization, coupled with a possible predisposition to hypertensive diseases, may be responsible Based on the experience of a large hospital in Tanzania, Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have discovered a "startlingly" high burden of hypertension in this sub-Saharan African country. In the Journal of Hypertension, the researchers say non-communicable disease -- driven primarily by hypertension, resulting in stroke and other...

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...

2013-05-21 00:21:13

GENEVA, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Campaign launched during World Health Assembly, where world's health ministers gather to address the large physical and economic costs of these disorders - Mental and neurological disorders (MNDs) affect 700 million people annually and account for 30 percent of global non-communicable disease (NCD) burden - 'Do You Mind?' helps patients, family members, policymakers and others to...