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.

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.

Hypertension and diabetes on the rise worldwide, says UN report

The number of people with high blood pressure and diabetes is drastically increasing in both developed and developing countries, according to a United Nations report released today.

UN agency raises awareness of heart disease risk factors on World Heart Day

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Heart Federation are today staging awareness events in more than 100 countries to highlight risk factors associated with heart disease, which claims the lives of more than 17 million people every year.

Pacific island leaders call at UN for greater efforts against lifestyle-related diseases

Lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are taking an enormous toll in human health and economic development on the Pacific islands, the leaders of two countries in the region told the United Nations today, calling for accelerated efforts to defeat the problem.

UN gathering on non-communicable diseases considers ways to combat scourge

Delegates at a United Nations high-level conference on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) today considered strategies to combat the preventable, mostly lifestyle- and diet-related illnesses that have become major killers across the world.