The Lancet has launched a series on the importance of Universal Health Coverage in terms of population health outcomes, political and economic components of the transition and how lower-middle-income countries in Africa and Asia have begun to implement national health insurance...
19 Sep 2012
12 Sep 2012
The Policy Depot – Rethinking cardiovascular health policy
The Policy Depot is a new, innovative social network created specifically for cardiovascular health policy professionals throughout the world. Developed by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke...
03 Sep 2012
'Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are facing a double burden of communicable and non-communicable disease. Patricio Marquez and Jill Farrington argue that knowledge of their common determinants and the links between diseases should be used to spur development of coordinated...
21 Aug 2012
A recently conducted study demonstrated the links between obesity and a decrease in cognitive function.
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21 Aug 2012
By 2040, a quarter of over 65 year olds in the United Kingdom could be diagnosed with cancer.
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17 Aug 2012
A new Lancet series released this month highlights a group of articles on the topic of hypertension. This series reviews articles regarding treatment for hypertension, hypertension and diabetes, and hypertension in low and middle income countries.
It showcases the increased...
17 Aug 2012
The Lancet published the largest survey of tobacco use worldwide, 'Tobacco use in 3 billion individuals from 16 countries: an analysis of nationally representative cross-sectional household surveys.'
It showcases the global tobacco epidemic specifically in...
WHO Releases Discussion papers on both the NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 and the Global Monitoring Framework30 Jul 2012
The WHO has posted both the discussion paper on the development of its NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 and the third discussion paper on the...
27 Jul 2012
From the FCA website:
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is poised to support a strengthened inter-agency approach to implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), says Doug Webb of the UNDP’s Bureau for...
26 Jul 2012
Advances in HIV care and treatment that keep people alive while controlling, although not curing, their conditions have led to growing numbers of people surviving with chronic illnesses including HIV infection.
A satellite session at the 19th International AIDS Conference...