A young black couple outdoors, outside their home. They are standing, arms around each other, smiling. The woman is overweight. The man is mixed race Caucasian and African American.

The household is a potentially important but understudied unit of analysis and intervention in chronic disease research. We sought to estimate the association between living with someone with a chronic condition and one’s own chronic condition status.

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DEHRADUN: The Centre has sanctioned Rs 515.99 crore for Uttarakhand to implement National Health Mission programmes in the state as against the demand of Rs 530.13 crore.

Preventing Stroke: Uneven progress is a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by The Bristol-Myers Squibb–Pfizer Alliance.

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.

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