News tagged with communicable diseases

'Lifestyle' diseases kill 16 mn prematurely: WHO

Diseases linked to lifestyle choices, including diabetes and some cancers, kill 16 million people prematurely each year, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to stop the "slow-moving ...

Jan 19, 2015
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Chinese need to exercise more, smoke less, new report says

More than three million Chinese are dying prematurely each year from diseases that could be prevented with regular exercise and programs to cut smoking and alcohol abuse, the World Health Organization said in a report released ...

Jan 19, 2015
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Released prisoners are more likely to suffer early death

Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex ...

May 13, 2014
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