Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world’s leading killers.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its recent guidelines to tackle the global epidemic obesity categorically recommended "not to provide formulated supplementary foods on a routine basis to chi

Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre says diabetes epidemic in the country can be slowed down with a little change in lifestyle and healthy eating

Despite the increase in child and adolescent obesity, globally, more children remain moderately or severely underweight, with 75 million girls and 117 million boys remaining moderately or severely

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults.

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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

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