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Reducing just 6 risk factors may prevent 37m deaths from chronic diseases: Lancet

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 10:13

Reducing six risk factors - tobacco use, alcohol use, salt intake, high BP, blood sugar, and obesity - to globally-agreed levels could prevent 37 million premature deaths over 15 years, from cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory disease, cancers, and diabetes, new research has revealed.

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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