chronic respiratory diseases

WHO for enhanced partnership to curb non-communicable diseases

April 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With non-communicable diseases causing an estimated 7.9 million deaths annually in southeast Asia region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday called for intervention from multiple ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad

November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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Be well prepared to provide quality health: Azad tells medical fraternity

April 21st, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today called upon the medical fraternity to be well prepared to tackle the problems and challenges emerging from newer concerns of ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases threaten southeast Asian economies: WHO

February 28th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases cause three out of five deaths in southeast Asia, posing a serious public health threat ... Read more...

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World Environment Day (WED 2010): Smoke-free environment is a right

June 5th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
(CNS) -- Second-hand tobacco smoke is dangerous to health. It causes cancer, heart disease and many other serious life-threatening diseases in adults. "Almost half of the world's children breathe air polluted by ... Read more...

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United Nations general assembly on non-communicable diseases (NCD)

May 14th, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by admin
By Citizen News ServiceFor the first time ever, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Summit involving Heads of State, in September 2011, to address the threat posed ... Read more...

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2010 is Year of the Lungs

January 5th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, CNS The year 2010 was declared as year of the lungs to recognize that hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer each year from treatable and preventable chronic ... Read more...

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The year 2010 is declared as Year of the Lung

December 7th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, CNSThe Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) convening at the 40th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cancun, Mexico, declared the year 2010 as the Year of the ... Read more...

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India heading for diabetes explosion, warns global meet

October 20th, 2009 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Montreal, Oct 20 (IANS) India leads the world in the looming epidemic of diabetes, the 20th annual World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetic Federation (IDF) was told here Monday. In its annual ... Read more...

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Tobacco kills over five million every year, says UN

May 31st, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Some 5.4 million people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday, and urged governments to address "this needless threat to public health". In his ... Read more...

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Call for International Action to Combat Epidemic of Non-communicable Diseases

May 19th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and World Heart Federation (WHF) issued a joint statement on 19 May 2009 that calls on the international community to ... Read more...

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Call for government focus and spending on non-communicable diseases like diabetes

May 11th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantBRUSSELS, Belgium, May 11, 2009 – The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today announced that its President, Professor Martin Silink has called on governments worldwide to recognize the severe impact of ... Read more...

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