Heart disease

UN health agency aims to save millions of lives by ‘elimination’ of trans-fatty acids from global food chain

Industrially-produced trans-fats may give food a longer shelf life, but each year they also lead to the death of more than 500,000 people from cardiovascular and heart disease, according to the United Nations health agency.

News in Brief 8 May 2017 (AM)

Rescue at sea more crucial than ever, urges UN Refugee Agency

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Countries to “beat back” threat of heart disease

A new initiative called “Global Hearts” has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to beat back the threat of heart disease.

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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 (

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