Latest Non-communicable disease Stories

2012-01-17 06:21:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Touchdown; score; it´s good! Next, comes the high-fives; the chest bumps, and chants. Every year, all over the world, millions of people flock to stadiums, packing them beyond capacity to cheer on their favorite team. Some experience the thrill of victory, others defeat, but the unfortunate ones get something else. Non-communicable diseases and injuries are the leading cause of death and illness at mass gatherings (MGs) and a major public-health problem....

2012-01-02 11:52:05

Issue of noncommunicable diseases in post-conflict countries must be addressed Countries recovering from war are at risk of being left to their own devices in tackling non communicable diseases, leaving an "open door" for exploitation by alcohol, tobacco and food companies, health experts warn. Writing in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Bayard Roberts and Martin McKee, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Preeti Patel, of King's College London,...

2011-11-14 22:37:10

World citizen number 7 billion is less likely to die from infectious diseases like measles or even AIDS, and more likely to contract diabetes or other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as they are now the leading causes of deaths globally. 14th of November is official World Diabetes Day. In a world of 7 billion people with changing disease patterns, this day is more relevant than ever, according to external lecturer Siri Tellier from the Copenhagen School of Global Health at the University...

1-in-10 Adults Will Have Diabetes By 2030
2011-11-14 13:12:44

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), one in 10 adults could be diagnosed with diabetes by 2030. November 14th marks World Diabetes Day for 2011, and IDF used the occasion to release its 5th edition of the Diabetes Atlas. IDF said that as many as 183 million people are unaware they have diabetes.  In some regions like Africa diabetes cases are expected to increase by 90 percent by 2030.  At least 78 percent of people in Africa are undiagnosed and do not...

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