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UN Secretary General Urges Action on Non-Communicable Diseases

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:07 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the anticipated increase in the number of deaths by non-communicable diseases over the next decade is “alarming.” But he said the ways of lowering the death rates from disease like diabetes, cancer, lung and heart disease are simple. In his speech, the secretary-general warned world leaders that the “prognosis […]

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WHO: Chronic Diseases are World’s Leading Killer

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the world’s leading killer — and it says many of those lives could be saved by simple diet and lifestyle changes. In a new report released Wednesday, the WHO said 36 million people died of chronic diseases in 2008, the most […]

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UN Study: Noncommunicable Diseases Cause Two-Thirds of Deaths Worldwide

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N. study says non-infectious diseases are responsible for nearly two-thirds of all deaths across the globe. The study says over 36 million people die each year from noncommunicable diseases, the deadliest of which are lung and heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The study cites lack of physical activity, abuse of tobacco and alcohol, and […]

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