Non Communicable Diseases

‘Bad’ fats targeted in new global health guidelines

People everywhere need to cut down on their consumption of artery-clogging fatty foods, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging, in a new report released on Friday.

New UN health agency regulation guidelines aim to help countries end ‘reign’ of tobacco industry

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in saving lives by reducing the demand for tobacco and tobacco products – estimated to kill over seven million people annually.

New UN high-profile panel set to take on noncommunicable diseases, cause of seven in 10 deaths globally

Bold, innovative solutions are now on the table to accelerate the prevention and control of deadly noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – such as heart and lung disease, cancers and diabetes – as a new United Nations health agency high-level commission gets set to begin its work.

World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services

Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services.

Over $46 billion lost to premature cancer deaths in BRICS economies, UN research finds

Premature deaths as a result of cancer is costing major emerging economies tens of billions of dollars a year, a new United Nations health study has found, underlining the need for context-specific strategies for both prevention as well as treatment for those suffering from the disease.

News in Brief 19 October 2017 (AM)

Leaders commit to reduce deaths caused by noncommunicable diseases

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UN Daily News Programme 19 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn.

In today’s programme:  An update on international support to Somalia in the wake of this past weekend's deadly bombing; and: Progress on fighting HIV and AIDS in Tanzania.

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Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases

Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world's leading killers – heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes – the United Nations health agency has reported.

Early diagnosis can help more people survive cancer, says WHO

Diagnosing and treating cancer early can improve the chances of survival for people living with the disease, according to the World Health Organization (

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UN Gender Focus: Yemen, Portugal and epidemic diseases

Yemen conflict having “devastating” effect on women of reproductive age

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