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2013-04-10 17:15:59

Results from a large cohort study suggest that exposure to metabolic risks of cardiovascular disease is increasing Despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are less "metabolically" healthy than their counterparts of previous generations. That's the conclusion of a large cohort study from the Netherlands which compared generational shifts in a range of well established metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Assessing the trends, the investigators concluded that...

WHO Highlights Critical Role Of Nurses In Addressing Global Health
2013-03-20 15:35:50

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A report recently published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and co-author Dr Linda Sarna emphasizes the vital role of nurses and midwives in reducing the worldwide impact of non-communicable diseases (NCD). "The global burden of non-communicable diseases is already high and continues to grow in all regions of the world," said Sarna. "Nurses and midwives have the expertise to help individuals and communities...

2012-12-31 05:01:48

Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that says obesity now tops hunger as a top world health concern. New York, NY;Washington, DC;Los Angeles- Long Beach, CA;Chicago, IL;Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 -- Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that says obesity now tops hunger as...

2012-10-01 10:19:48

Figures show significant drop in mortality, but the scale of the problem is huge and will increase The statistics show that efforts to reduce heart disease deaths are successful, with mortality now falling in most of the continent. At the same time, the report shows the huge burden CVD presents to Europe's health, and suggests that underlying factors may cause CVD to increase in the near future. The figures show some progress. Since the 2008 report there has been a substantial drop in...

2012-09-28 12:55:41

The burden of epilepsy in poorer parts of the world could be readily alleviated by reducing the preventable causes and improving access to treatment, according to a review article published today in the Lancet. The researchers call for greater recognition from international and national health agencies to address the management of epilepsy in the developing world. Despite being one of the most cost-effective disorders to treat, there are twice as many people living with epilepsy in low-...

2012-09-18 22:41:09

Leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention and control publish paper calling for urgent action to reduce premature mortality by 25 percent by 2025 Agreement by governments, by the end of 2012, on a set of ambitious global targets to curb the growing scourge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which includes cardiovascular disease (CVD; heart disease and stroke), is critical to avoiding the millions of premature deaths worldwide. This, according to a new paper published by the Global...


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