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German politicians, industry agree diesel plan: sources

Car industry officials and politicians in Germany have agreed to update the engine software of around 9 million diesel cars as part of a plan to avoid bans on diesel vehicles in major cities, industry and government sources said. The software updates will cost under 2 billion euros ($2.33 billion) for cars in Germany, with the auto industry agreeing to shoulder the expense of about 100 euros per car

July 21, 2017

Farm pollutants affect neighbours’ lungs

Air pollution from large-scale livestock farms impairs lung function in neighbours who live nearby, a new study from the Netherlands shows, in this study, the team measured several markers of lung function in 2,308 adults who lived in 12 villages near, but not on, farms in the Netherlands, which has one of the world’s highest population densities as well as one of the highest livestock farm densities. The study also showed that neighboring residents’ lung function was reduced during weeks with higher levels of farm-related ammonia air pollution. The effects on breathing patterns were small but significant

June 6, 2017

Non communicable diseases

Death toll from respiratory diseases rising in Gurgaon amid soaring pollution

The number of deaths from respiratory ailments being reported by hospitals in Gurgaon is rising year-on-year with the city`s consistently high levels of air pollution seen as the exacerbating factor. According to the data collected by TOI, 2,500 people admitted to five leading private hospitals in the city died in the last one year — from April 2016 to March 2017 — because of respiratory illnesses in which air pollution was an aggravating factor

July 21, 2017
Times of India

Government to improve treatment of non-communicable diseases

One in every four adults in Uganda suffers from a non-communicable disease, according to a survey. With the increasing rate of NCDs in the country, the government has signed a deal with Novartis Access to increase patients’ access to treatment. The permanent secretary ministry of health, Dr. Diana Atwine said the first set of drugs includes valsartan, amlodipine for treatment of hypertension and heart failure, vildagliptin for diabetes and amoxicillin dispersible tablets for treatment of respiratory infections

July 10, 2017
New Vision

40 Million Death Per Year Due to Non Communicable Disease : WHO

Non-communicable diseases are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behaviours factors. Cardiovascular diseases are the most prominent factors for causing the maximum deaths (17 million), followed by cancers (8.8-million), respiratory diseases (3.9-million), and diabetes (1.6-million). These four groups of diseases account for over 80 per cent of all premature NCD deaths. NCDs disproportionately affect people in low and middle income countries where more than three quarters of global NCD deaths – 31 million – occur

June 27, 2017
June 26, 2017

Main Causes of Mortality in Tehran

A new study by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, drew up a list of the 10 leading causes of death in Tehran and two of its major counties. According to the study, which examined all causes of death under the age of 70 last winter, heart attacks, diabetes and strokes were the top three causes of mortality in Tehran, Rey and Eslamshahr. It went on to add that across the country, 95,000 people lose their lives prematurely each year through cardiovascular disease, 35,000 are under the age of 55, although many cases could be prevented though measures such as healthier lifestyle, timely check-ups and physical exercise

May 3, 2017
Financial Tribune

Over 1,800 amputations done between 2014-2016

The Fiji deputy secretary for Hospital Services, Dr Luisa Cikamatana said Fiji has an urgent need to make healthy lifestyle changes now with the ever increasing rate of non-communicable diseases in the country. She revealed that 1,869 amputations have been carried out between 2014 and 2016, of which 835 were females and 1,034 males who had lower limb amputations. She said she is seeing a growth in four major types of NCD: cardiovascular disease, cancers, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes

April 15, 2017
Fiji Village
April 18, 2017
Fiji Village

Cost of respiratory illnesses in New Zealand hits $6b and rising

A new study says that around one in six New Zealanders live with a respiratory illness and the rate is rising, with latest estimates showing the cost to the country has hit more than 56bn a year. Respiratory disease accounted for one in ten hospitalizations and highlighted the degree of socio-economic and ethnic inequality as by far the most relentless and disturbing pattern

March 28, 2017
New Zealand Herald, Waatea News

Non-communicable diseases, threat to the world

The Burundi Non-Communicable Disease Alliance and the East African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance held a revealing workshop where patients detailed some of the various challenges they faced to get healthcare. One said diagnosis of NCDs in Burundi is tricky. In order to get a cancer diagnosis many need to travel abroad. Cancer drugs are virtually non-existent in Burundi. Waiting lists are often too long and treatment too expensive for most. The event view was that NCDs pose a serious risk to the population with little data on prevalence but the number dying from NCDs rises every day

March 28, 2017
Iwacu-English News

'Tuberculosis' kills 14 in Myanmar’s remote north

At least 14 people have died from pulmonary tuberculosis in a remote and impoverished region of Myanmar’s north this year, according to officials

March 9, 2017
Anadolu Agency
March 13, 2017
Daily Trust

5 diseases that kill 16M people, cost the world economy $2.35T annually

Five NCDs that kill 16 million people around the world each year are projected to take a $47 trillion toll on worldwide economic activity over the next 20 years, according to a report from the World Economic Forum and Willis Towers Wilson. The five NCDs are: Cardiovascular disease, Mental illness, Cancer, Chronic respiratory disease and Diabetes

February 28, 2017
Becker`s Hospital Review

Communicable diseases

Doctors warn climate change is harming our health

U.S. doctors’ groups have set up a new organization called The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health with half of all U.S. doctors as members. The new group is presenting a report to Congress with scientific evidence showing how climate change is harming our collective health. The group is also calling on policymakers to act decisively

March 15, 2017
CBS News

Pollution, traffic biggest deterrent for people to walk: survey

Exposure to pollution and traffic is the biggest deterrent for people keen on walking, a multi-city study said. The study looked at what were the barriers to walking in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and

March 8, 2017
The Hindu

Air pollution can change efficacy of antibiotics, says study

A new study from University of Leicester researchers shows that bacteria which cause respiratory infections in humans are directly impacted by air pollution, altering the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment, and thus, increasing the potential for infection

March 3, 2017
CNBC, Financial Express