Best buys for noncommunicable diseases
- What do we want to die from? Heath, Iona // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;7/24/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7765, p181
The article discusses the importance of focusing in some of the causes of death to reduce the mortality rate in Great Britain. It highlights the action plan of the World Health Organization (WHO) for 2008 to 2013 which concentrates on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases...
- Four Opportunities to Prevent Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease. Kottke, Thomas E. // Diabetes Spectrum;Summer2013, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p142
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including diabetes prevention programs, the relationship between obesity and diabetes, and the role of statin therapy to diabetic patients.
- HbA1c is linked to heart deaths in non-diabetics. // Pulse;10/4/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 39, p20
Reports that lowering levels of HbA1c in non-diabetic patients could become an important way of preventing deaths from cardiovascular disease. Blood glucose levels and cardiovascular risk; Trials of interventions.
- United Nations releases draft strategy for noncommunicable diseases. Collier, Roger // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, pE779
The article discusses the draft United Nations (UN) plan for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) which is said to be the basis of a summit to be held in New York City from September 19-20, 2011. It cites that the draft is expected to help fight cardiovascular, chronic respiratory diseases and...
- Mount Pleasant Village: planned for public health. Cross, Catherine // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/5/2013, Vol. 185 Issue 16, p1387
The article focuses on the planned for public health of Mount Pleasant Village development in Brampton, Ontario. It says that the residents of Mount Pleasant Village development joined their neighbors in Canada to improve public health through reducing diabetes and obesity. It states that...
- Shake the Salt Habit to Reduce Your Risk of Strock and Heart Disease. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Mar2010, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses the study which suggested that reducing salt intake could lower the risk of having stroke and cardiovascular diseases. It notes that by reducing 5 grams of salt intake a day will provide a 17% lower risk of cardiovascular diseases and a 23% lower rate of strokes. It...
- Strategy targets countries to reduce biggest killer diseases. // Nursing Older People;Nov2011, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p5
The article discusses the plan intended to address non-communicable diseases (NCD) including heart disease, diabetes and cancer, main causes of death around the world, by the World Health Organization (WHO) with focus on low and middle-income countries.
- Functional food manufacturers looking to heart health. // PharmaWatch: Monthly Review;Aug2009, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p11
The article reports on the attempt of functional food manufactures to offer products with heart health benefits in Great Britain to respond the risks of cardiovascular diseases. However, these manufacturers will likely face difficulties in attracting customers due to the economic crisis in the...
- Doctors told how to manage hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa. Mayor, Susan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/6/2003, Vol. 327 Issue 7427, p1305
Focuses on the goals in sub-Saharan Africa for dealing with an epidemic of cardiovascular disease, in light of their limited resources. Publication of the guidelines for managing hypertension and cardiovascular risk in the "Journal of Hypertension" (2003;21:1993-2000); Statistics from the World...