New Global Killers: Heart, Lung Disease And Cancer

What's killing us? For decades, global health leaders have focused on diseases that can spread - AIDS, tuberculosis, new flu bugs. They pushed for vaccines, better treatments and other ways to control germs that were only a plane ride away from seeding outbreaks anywhere in the world....

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  • Cancer Physicians Attack High Drug Costs
    More than 100 cancer specialists have banded together to persuade pharmaceutical companies to bring prices down, suggesting that the high prices for medicine needed to keep someone alive is profiteering. More
  • Patients’ Genes Seen as Future of Cancer Care
    Major academic medical centers in New York and around the country are spending and recruiting heavily in what has become an arms race within the war on cancer. The investments are based on the belief that the medical establishment is moving toward the routine sequencing of every patient’s genome in the quest for “precision medicine,” a course for prevention and treatment based on the special, even unique characteristics of the patient’s genes. More
  • WHO data on bird flu raises new questions about human transmission
    More than 50 percent of patients infected with a new type of bird flu in China had no contact with poultry, the World Health Organization said on Friday, further raising questions about whether the virus was transmitted between humans. More
  • EW! Hidden health dangers of beer pong: Balls crawling with salmonella, e. Coli, staph germs
    The most dangerous part of playing beer pong might not be drinking too much beer. A group of Clemson University students tested pingpong balls being used in beer pong games across campus one weekend last fall and discovered teeming bacteria. More
  • New strain of bird flu virus kills 14 people in China
    China reported another death and three new infections from a new strain of avian influenza known as H7N9 on Monday, bringing the total death toll to 14 and the number of infections to 63, the official Xinhua News Agency said. More
  • The Global Infectious Disease Threat and Its Implications for the United States
    At least 30 previously unknown disease agents have been identified since 1973, including HIV, Ebola, hepatitis C, and Nipah virus, for which no cures are available. Of the seven biggest killers ...
    10/15/2020 - 11:26 pm | View Link
  • THE NUMBERS | Over a million Covid-19 deaths globally
    Recently global Covid-19 deaths passed the one million mark – less than 10 months after the first official death recorded in Wuhan. While this number is suspected to be a lot higher due to differing ...
    10/13/2020 - 5:48 am | View Link
  • COVID-19 Makes It More Important Than Ever to Know the Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Blood Clots
    Increases the Risk of Severe Blood Clots and Stroke On World Thrombosis Day, Thrombosis Canada is warning Canadians that it is ...
    10/13/2020 - 5:04 am | View Link
  • Global Report Shows How To Beat The World’s Biggest Killers
    Tobacco control, for example, helps reduce cancers, heart disease, stroke and lung diseases – all of which are non-communicable diseases. Improving the diet of populations will help avoid ...
    09/6/2020 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • The Shape of Global Health
    The leading cause of illness and mortality associated with tobacco use is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is responsible annually for an estimated 3 million deaths and 77 million DALYs.
    01/2/2015 - 11:56 am | View Link
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