Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

The WHO’s first “Global Status Report” defines noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes as a “slow-motion catastrophe.” Newly industrialized and industrializing countries are the greatest victims of these noncommunicable diseases. 80% of deaths due to cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes were recorded among the poor and under-privileged populations in developing and newly industrializing countries. (Photo: World Granny/flickr)

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Dec 03, 2019

Climate change threatens our health

Lancet Countdown 2019

The Lancet Our health, our well-being, the stability of our societies and our health systems, all will depend on how we tackle the challenges of climate change. ...

Nov 29, 2019

Norwegen macht Ernst

Erstes Land mit einer Strategie, um die weltweite Zunahme an nichtübertragbaren Krankheiten zu bekämpfen

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Nov 22, 2019

More than 80% of adolescents not active enough, warns WHO

edentary lifestyles focused on screens are jeopardising health, says World Health Organization

The Guardian "More than 80% of adolescents worldwide are not active enough, putting their health at risk by sitting focused on a screen rather than running about, say World ...

Nov 21, 2019

World Diabetes Day: 9th Diabetes Atlas & link between TB-tobacco-diabetes


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Nov 08, 2019

The Effects of the Scorching Summer of 2018 on Health

Swiss TPH The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) analysed the health consequences of the hot and dry summer of 2018 for the Federal Office for the ...

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