ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago has begun enforcing the Tobacco Control Regulations, which bans smoking in public places, a senior official said on Frid

GENEVA - The World Health Organization reports some progress is being made in reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases.

The centres will be in addition to the 31 centres already functioning and upgraded since 2014-15, when the government floated the scheme.

This new WHO report charts down actions undertaken by countries to set targets, implement policies to address main shared and modifiable NCD risk factors – tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.

The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and mortality remains controversial. Furthermore, the association between BMI and cardiovascular events (CVE) is not conclusive and may differ by ethnicity. We aimed to estimate the associations between the BMI and mortality or cardiovascular disease in a general Korean population.

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A new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights the links between air pollution and the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (also called NCDs) that is affecting people worldwide.

Climate change will hit the Pacific harder than anywhere else on Earth and the region's tiny island nations need major international aid to deal with the challenge, the World Bank said.

As low-income countries develop, people’s diets change. They tend to move from being high in cereals (maize, rice, wheat), starchy staples (potato, cassava, plantain) and fibre, to more westernised patterns that are high in sugars, fats and animal-source foods. This has been termed the nutrition transition.

There is evidence that access to green spaces have positive effects on health, possibly through beneficial effects on exercise, air quality, urban heat islands, and stress. Few previous studies have examined the associations between green space and mortality, and they have given inconsistent results. This ecological study relates green space to mortality in Hong Kong from 2006 to 2011. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), a measure of green space coverage, was measured for 199 small geographic areas in Hong Kong.

An investment of USD 371 billion will be required to achieve key global health targets and prevent 97 million premature deaths in 67 countries, including India, by 2030, a study has said.

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