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U.N. Should Include NCDs In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Inter Press Service: Fighting Killer Diseases Is Essential in the Post-2015 Agenda Laurent Huber, director of the Framework Convention Alliance “…[T]he Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the MDGs in 2015 must expand the list of health goals to include non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — the world’s #1 killer. ……

Longer Lives Mean Increase In Diseases Of Age, Including Dementia, Cancer

Financial Times: Longer lives mean more diseases of old age and rising costs “…The good news in health care is that life expectancy around the globe continues to rise — and with it the total population, now in excess of seven billion. … The bad news is the corollary: the…

Chronic Kidney Disease Spreads Through Central America Sugar Belt

Al Jazeera: Silent kidney epidemic ravages Central America sugar belt “…[T]ens of thousands [of people are] cut down by a new form of chronic kidney disease striking like a scythe across the sweltering plains of Central America’s sugar belt from Mexico to Costa Rica. … Dubbed chronic kidney disease of…

Community-Based Engagement Critical To NCD Efforts, General Assembly President Says

U.N. News Centre: Community engagement key to tackling non-communicable diseases, says Assembly President “Broader community-based engagement is vital to tackling non-communicable diseases — such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes — which are one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century, the President of the United Nations…

FIFA Should Take Responsibility For World Cup Ads Promoting Unhealthy Behaviors

Project Syndicate: The World Cup’s Sickening Message Kent Buse, chief of political affairs and strategy at UNAIDS, and Sarah Hawkes, Wellcome Trust senior fellow in international public engagement at the Institute for Global Health, University College London “…Promoting alcohol, sugary drinks, and fast food [at the World Cup] may mean…

Scientific American, Nature Publish In-Depth Report On Cancer

Scientific American: Cancer: The March on Malignancy “…This [in-depth] Outlook presents an overview of the current battles against cancer. … To deliver this broad view of cancer widely, this Outlook is being published in both Nature and Scientific American — a collaboration that we expect to be the first of…

Doctors, Epidemiologists Urge Strict WHO Regulations For E-Cigarettes

Reuters: Scientists ask U.N. health group for strict rules on e-cigarettes “A group of 129 physicians, epidemiologists, and others from 31 countries sent an open letter to the World Health Organization on Monday urging the United Nations agency to hold firm in what seems to be its intention to impose…