Latest Non-communicable disease Stories

2011-09-23 12:03:51

The European Chronic Disease Alliance welcomes the UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases to address the world's biggest killers The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) welcomes the UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to address the world biggest killers. "It is a memorable day in the history of public health. Discussing non communicable diseases at the UN table gives a strong sense of the burden it represents to human kind and the recognition that...

The High Cost Of Chronic Disease
2011-09-19 08:52:14

  A study conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) found that the cost of treating chronic or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) over the next 20 years could reach $47 trillion, more than three times the current national debt. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday that poorer countries could introduce measures to prevent and treat millions of cases of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness and respiratory disease for as little as $1.20 per person per...

2011-09-07 11:17:00

As the world prepares to develop a global strategy to tackle some of the biggest current threats to human health, there is a lot to be learned from past successes and mistakes of the global response to HIV/AIDS. The lessons learned and recommendations for developing a strategy to tackle non-communicable diseases, which include cancers, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are contained in a new article in this week's PLoS Medicine by global health leaders who...

2011-08-11 13:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of major U.S. kidney organizations concerned with reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in America, joined forces this week with their colleagues at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in its joint global initiative asking Health Ministers around the world, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - to help secure the inclusion of kidney disease in the strategies coming from the World Health...

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'.