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Household air pollution major contributor to NCDs: WHO

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 19:40

Household air pollution (HAP) which is a major contributor to lower respiratory tract infections in children and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults, remains a neglected issue, WHO said Thursday.

World’s 7 billionth citizen more likely to die of diabetes

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 18:02

Scientists have revealed that world citizen number 7 billion is less likely to die from infectious diseases like measles or even AIDS, and more likely to contract diabetes or other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as they are now the leading causes of deaths globally.

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