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Wednesday's Daily Brief: UN bid to aid diabetics, Israel-Gaza attacks, climate change in Nepal, Iraq envoy appeal to MPs

A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: UN leads plan for insulin supply boosts; ‘No justification’ for Gaza border violence; Iraqis paying ‘unthinkable price’ in protests; $1.35 billion needed for Venezuela crisis; Record flooding affects 100,000 Nigerians.

News in Brief 13 November 2019

  • 'Indiscriminate’ rocket fire in Israel-Gaza ‘must stop immediately’
  • $1.35 billion humanitarian gap for fleeing Venezuelans
  • Diabetes cases nearly doubling, UN chief urges more action ahead of World Day
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‘Make healthy choices’ urges UN agency, to prevent and manage chronic diabetes

The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, World Diabetes Day, with the call to “eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight gain.”

Diabetes is a 'problem of society' - WHO

Diabetes is not just a health issue, but a disease which concerns the whole of society, according to a spokesperson from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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More action needed to reduce burden of noncommunicable diseases

Heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes represent the largest cause of death of people under the age of 70 years worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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On World Diabetes Day, Ban urges greater access to healthy foods, physical activity

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged lowering the number of people living with diabetes – increasingly younger and poorer – by changing unhealthy lifestyles that include poor diets and a lack of exercise.

On World Diabetes Day, Ban calls for global action to improve quality of life for millions

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged global action to tackle diabetes, one of the most common non-communicable diseases and one which affects 350 million people worldwide – 80 per cent of them in developing nations.

Global landmarks light up in blue to mark first UN World Diabetes Day

Over 200 of the world’s most famous landmarks, including New York’s Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera House, are lit up in blue today to mark the first United Nations World Diabetes Day which aims to raise awareness about this growing epidemic.

UN agencies urge fight against childhood obesity to prevent diabetes

With more than 22 million children under the age of five either obese or overweight, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that they risk developing diabetes and must be helped.

With six people dying every minute, UN health agency declares war on diabetes

With six people dying every minute from diabetes-related illnesses, the United Nations health agency today launched a major preventive campaign for low- and middle-income countries and communities based on simple lifestyle adjustments such as a healthy diet and physical activity, often combined with medication.