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Lionel Messi advocates for fight against Chagas disease

Barcelona`s four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi is a leading supporter of the fight against the spread of Chagas disease which currently infects six to eight million people.

 World Health Day: Fight against vector-borne disease

On the occasion of World Health Day, April 7, 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases (VBDs), with the slogan “Small bite, big threat”.

Vector-borne diseases should be prevented: WHO

WHO said that vector-borne diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis could be eradicated through preventive measures and more financial commitment for campaigns against the diseases

World Health Day: Hypertension kills 1.5 m each year in South East Asia, say WHO

Nearly 1.5 million people die every year in south-east Asia due to high blood pressure, a World Health Organisation (WHO) statement said here Sunday.

Tobacco users, look out for stiffness of the jaw - could be cancer

Regular smokers and those wont to popping little packs of gutka into their mouths need to watch out for a warning signal - stiffening jaw muscles.

Working to prevent non-communicable diseases: Health Ministry

India`s health ministry Thursday said it would scale up the response to non-communicable diseases and work towards prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and strokes.

 World Health Day 2013: Hypertension affects over 100 mn adults in India

Prof Dr. Prabhakaran talked on the critical consequences of hypertension and how it is linked to heart attack and other chronic diseases.

Around 60,000 to 90,000 children attract heart diseases in the country

Around 60,000 to 90,000 children attract heart diseases in the country and only 15,000 to 20,000 are cured.

25 % of heart disease victims in India under age of 40

Rapid change in lifestyle has contributed more to heart diseases among older people across the globe, but the case is entirely different in India with almost 25 per cent of the victims of cardiac arrests falling under the age of 40