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Topic: chronic diseases

Lack Of Exercise, Sedentary Behavior Cost The World 5 Million Lives And $67.5 Billion Every Year

Physical inactivity costs the world $67.5 billion annually in healthcare expenses and also accounts for 5 million deaths every year. Findings suggest that lack of exercise is an economic burden but could also be the key in lowering chronic diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 28, 2016

Women Who Work Long Hours Likely To Suffer From Cancer, Heart Disease

Long hours at work in women are linked to cancer, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Why are women more vulnerable than men to the health consequences of working long hours?

Public Health June 18, 2016

Doctors May Help Cure Poverty For Patients And Their Families

Canadian doctors sought to tackle poverty as a health issue due to mounting evidence linking poverty with increased rates of chronic disease. The Poverty Tool offers a three-step approach to assist health care providers in tackling poverty.

LIFE December 16, 2015

Adults Who Eat Pears Less Likely To Be Obese

Adults who eat pears have a lower body weight than non-pear eaters, and are 35 percent less likely to turn obese. New research also notes the rich fiber content, nutritional value and health benefits of pears.

LIFE December 11, 2015

Novartis Launches Portfolio For Low Cost Medicines For Low To Middle Income Countries

Low to middle income countries may soon have access to cheaper medicines as Novartis sets a portfolio of low-cost drugs. Through this program, the most commonly prescribed drugs for prevalent chronic diseases will reach those who cannot typically avail their health care needs.

LIFE September 26, 2015

Seasons Can Trigger Genes And Bring On Chronic Diseases - You Are Healthier In Summer, After All

Chronic diseases can be worse in winter than in summer. Now, a new study shows why that happens.

LIFE May 12, 2015

If You Want to Keep Exercising Set Realistic Exercise Goals, Experts Recommend

Sedentary individuals may find it easier to engage in physical activities by not focusing on public health recommendations on exercise. Experts said that having some form of physical exercise is better than having none at all.

LIFE January 22, 2015

Forever Young? Nah, but Mediterranean Diet Slows Down Aging Process

Those who want to live longer and shun age-related diseases may turn to Mediterranean diet. Experts found evidence that adherence to the regimen is associated with a biomarker of longevity.

LIFE December 5, 2014

Firefighters Battle Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders, Says New Study

Firefighters are at higher risks of sleep disorders, which can lead to health and safety consequences. Sleep disorders often go undiagnosed or untreated in a major chunk of firefighters.

LIFE November 14, 2014

Policy imposing penalties on hospitals readmitting COPD patients may impact health care for poor

New Medicare policy penalizes hospitals with high re-admission rates for chronic conditions like COPD, doesn’t care if re-admission is beyond the hospital’s control.

LIFE November 3, 2014

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