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2013-09-02 19:14:47

Measures taken in developed countries to reduce noncommunicable diseases – the leading causes of death globally – have improved the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older over the last 20 to 30 years.

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.

2012-01-02 11:52:05

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.

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.

2008-09-29 09:30:00

WHO alarms growing threats of noncommunicable diseases MANILA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Noncommunicable diseases account for 80 percent of deaths in Western Pacific region and are expected to claim more lives in countries in economic transition, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Friday.

2008-08-27 03:00:24

By Currie, Donya Climate change an issue at World Health Assembly meeting GLOBAL leaders have endorsed a six-year action plan to tackle noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, heart disease, diabetes and cancer, which are now the leading threats to human health worldwide.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.