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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...

2013-06-27 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...

2013-05-19 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,...

2013-05-15 13:09:32

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) and mental disorders each constitute a huge portion of the worldwide health care burden, and often occur together, so they should be addressed together. These are the conclusions of the third article in a series published in PLOS Medicine that provides a global perspective on integrating mental health. Victoria Ngo from the RAND Corporation in California and international colleagues say that collaborative care models, where NCD care and mental health care...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.