News tagged with middle income countries

'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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'Diseases of affluence' spreading to poorer countries

High blood pressure and obesity are no longer confined to wealthy countries, a new study has found. These health risks have traditionally been associated with affluence, and in 1980, they were more prevalent in countries ...

Apr 09, 2013
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