It was found that those in the 20-30 age group suffered from hypertension because of irregular sleeping pattern, untimely food habits and eating junk food.

India is set to embark on the largest-ever screening of its population for hypertension in one go.

It is long known that air pollution causes serious health risks and can trigger fatal heart attacks and strokes.

Tiny particles – like those produced in vast amounts by burning fossil fuels – can pass through the lungs into the bloodstream and then damage various different organs, according to a controversial

There is a perception that despite considerable economic growth, India has not made commensurate progress in addressing anthropometric (weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height or body mass index-for-age) undernutrition. The current national prevalence of undernutrition in children below five years is still high; 39% are stunted, 29% are underweight and 15% are wasted. However, this common belief appears somewhat flawed; there has been substantial improvement in stunting and underweight over the years.

Muscat: Although Oman is ranked second from bottom in the GCC region when it comes to deaths from lifestyle-related diseases, medical experts in the region have warned that rankings may soon get wo

In 2011, WHO member states signed up to the 25 × 25 initiative, a plan to cut mortality due to non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025. However, socioeconomic factors influencing non-communicable diseases have not been included in the plan. In this study, we aimed to compare the contribution of socioeconomic status to mortality and years-of-life-lost with that of the 25 × 25 conventional risk factors.

Pulmonary and heart diseases claimed 46,811 lives in Karnataka in 2014, the latest year for which statistics on various causes of deaths in the country have been compiled by the Medical Certificati

This Issue Brief describes why scaled up action on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is integral for sustainable development.

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