noncommunicable


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Synonyms for noncommunicable

(of disease) not capable of being passed on

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WHO Director-General opening remarks at high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases.
The national strategy was developed in the framework of a 2013 conference of the World Health Organization for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.
Noncommunicable diseases now account for 85% of all deaths, compared to only 82% in 2011, WHO reported.
Failure to curb the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases will lead to a significant toll on human life and well-being, and great strain on health systems and family and public budgets.
This edition has more on infant and child health; new chapters on the health of young adults, chronic noncommunicable diseases and aging, and health, human rights, and humanitarian aid; an expanded chapter on emerging issues, including urbanization, emerging infectious diseases, nutrition and food safety, bioterrorism, and global environmental change; and new emphasis on infectious disease prevention and control.
Among the 17 peer countries--all high-income democracies with relatively large populations--examined by the panel, people in the United States are much more likely to die of almost everything, including injury, noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, and communicable diseases such as HIV.
Noncommunicable diseases, injuries, and mental health will require greater attention from the world in the future.
Most tobacco users start their deadly drug dependence before the age 20", says Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director of WHO's Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases department.
Homicides are particularly prominent for males, whereas noncommunicable diseases and perinatal condictions are more significant for females.
Psoriasis is a serious, inflammatory, noncommunicable disease, associated with an increased risk of developing severe co-morbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and psoriatic arthritis, as well as depression and even suicidal ideation.
Chan M (2011) Opening remarks from the Director-General of the World Health Organization at the WHO Global Forum: Addressing the Challenge of Noncommunicable Diseases.
He went on to give an overview of the WHO's aim to reduce all noncommunicable diseases by 25% by 2025, and of course many forms of avoidable blindness are also noncommunicable in nature.
Sedentary living increases our risk of developing noncommunicable diseases.
The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, organized an international conference focusing on the implementation of the UN Political Declaration on Noncommunicable Diseases in the Region.
Study leader Dr Pedro Hallal, from the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, said: "Although the technical revolution has been of great benefit to many populations, it has come at a major cost in terms of the contribution of physical inactivity to the worldwide epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.