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2011-04-27 15:59:00

DALLAS, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading volunteer public health authority in cardiovascular disease and stroke, the American Heart Association has been invited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to participate in the World Health Organization's First Global Ministerial Conference. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) "This represents an unprecedented opportunity to contribute to the dialogue that will shape how the...

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2011-04-27 08:05:00

Deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise and are the leading killers worldwide, the World Health Organization reported in their Global Status Report on NCDs. Heart disease, strokes, chronic lung diseases, cancers and diabetes result in about 36.1 million deaths in 2008, with almost 80% of these deaths occurring in low-to-middle-income countries. "The rise of chronic noncommunicable diseases presents an enormous challenge," says WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan....

2011-01-04 10:32:00

DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association is participating in an international effort to prepare for a United Nations (UN) high-level summit next year on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These diseases -- mainly cardiovascular illnesses including stroke, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory conditions -- were estimated to cause more than 60 percent of deaths worldwide in 2005. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) The heart...

2010-12-08 00:54:07

Some progress, but the big challenges remain'.  This was the verdict after the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) hosted the 2010 European Summit on CVD Prevention on 30 November.  The summit was attended by a broad cross-section of medical experts, healthcare organisations, national societies, regulators and representatives from the European Union (EU).  The aim of this bi-annual event is to encourage concerted action towards a harmonised strategy for the prevention of...

2010-10-25 05:27:00

NEW DELHI, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Experts Say Universal Access to Preventive and Curative Intervention is Crucial Health experts participating at a roundtable organised by India Health Progress(IHP) on economic and social impact of non-communicable diseases in India are of the opinion that a concerted effort is required to address the growing burden. A review of variety of papers assessing the burden of non-communicable diseases in India has just been released...

2010-09-16 12:58:59

Policymakers should increase their sense of urgency to stop the global spread of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes that threaten the health and economies of industrialized and developing nations alike, Emory University global health researchers say. Writing in the current issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, authors K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, Mohammed Ali, MBChB, MSc, and Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, assert that the worldwide spread of chronic conditions, also...

2010-05-12 07:35:00

There is an urgent need for longitudinal cohorts based in sub-Saharan Africa to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases in the region, according to a new article published in PLoS Medicine. Michelle Holmes from the Channing Laboratory at Harvard Medical School and colleagues argue that public health in sub-Saharan Africa has historically focused on communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and other infectious disease. However, non communicable diseases (NCDs),...

2010-02-24 12:39:00

GENEVA, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco use encouraged by aggressive marketing and growing obesity linked to poor diets and physical inactivity endanger millions of people in the developing world, Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan said today at a conference hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a keynote address at the Noncommunicable Disease Network (NCDnet) Global Forum in Geneva, Princess Haya cited the direct link between unhealthy lifestyles and a host of...

2009-07-06 16:41:19

Among the agreements signed by U.S. and Russian leaders in Moscow Monday was a document on cooperation in public health and medical sciences. The memorandum of understanding sets up a framework for cooperation between government and scientific research institutions in several areas, the Obama administration said in a fact sheet. The cooperative arrangement includes work in: -- Infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and pandemic preparedness and response. -- Chronic and...

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2009-06-16 15:12:27

Members of six of the world's largest health agencies have agreed to work together to combat mankind's deadliest diseases. Agencies announced the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease on Tuesday. The initial agencies involved represent 80 percent of all public health funding. The initial lineup of agencies include the Australia National Health and Medical Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the UK Medical Research Council, the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.