non-communicable diseases - updates

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Cancer now 'leading cause of death' in rich countries

Sep 03, 2019 - 6:52 PM

In richer countries, cancer now kills more people than heart disease, according to the twin studies published in The Lancet medical journal

Lifestyle diseases 'rapidly rising' in Western Pacific region – WHO

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Diseases, such as diabetes, cancers, or cardiovascular diseases, have contributed to about 80% of deaths in the region, says WHO Western Pacific regional director Dr Shin Young-soo

Most nations to miss U.N. target on chronic diseases – study

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease have combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in 2016

ASEAN leaders urged to act on malnutrition, drug-resistant superbugs

Nov 11, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Health officials in the region have endorsed several proposed declarations to ASEAN leaders that they hope would be made by the end of the Manila Summit

HEALTH DECLARATIONS. DOH Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee-Suy gives a press briefing on November 11, 2017 on the different health declarations that ASEAN leaders hope to achieve by the end of the 31st ASEAN Summit.

12M of stunted children in ASEAN live in PH, Indonesia – report

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN highlights the challenges of child nutrition in the region including the double burden of malnutrition

Free maintenance meds at DOH's Hypertension and Diabetes Club

Jan 14, 2016 - 9:05 AM

Non communicable diseases such as diabetes are the top killers in the Philippines according to the World Health Organization

Mamasapano 'first sin,' Filipinos on Aquino, British royal baby | The wRap

Mar 19, 2015 - 7:50 PM

The Senate’s Mamasapano report says the MILF committed first sin A survey shows Filipinos don’t want President Aquino to resign Duchess Kate says she’ll give birth in April

WHO chief wants tobacco firms 'pushed out of business'

Mar 18, 2015 - 9:33 PM

Non smoking is becoming the norm says World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan

16M die from 'lifestyle' diseases yearly – WHO

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The epidemic resulting from diseases linked to lifestyle choices including diabetes and some cancers causes a much greater public health threat than any other epidemic known to man

In this file photo, an Indonesian man smokes a cigarette in Jakarta, Indonesia 12 September 2012. Bagus Indahono/EPA

'Liver cancer could kill 40 Filipinos a day by 2030'

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:13 PM

One of the deadliest cancers in the world is actually preventable

Health Dept launches ‘Go4Health’ campaign

Jun 06, 2013 - 10:36 PM

The movement encourages Pinoys to stop smoking eat healthy exercise and go slow on the beer

GO FOR HEALTH. The Department of Health launches a healthy lifestyle information campaign and movement. Image from 'Pilipinas Go4Health' Facebook page

‘PH lags behind in health promotion’

May 04, 2013 - 11:15 PM

The good time for the Philippines to set up a mechanism is now

SEA facing 'epidemic' in lifestyle diseases--experts

Sep 21, 2012 - 2:54 PM

Non communicable diseases are now responsible for over 60 of deaths in Southeast Asia

BAD HABITS. Unhealthy lifestyles and other environmental factors are resulting in an 'epidemic' of of non-communicable diseases in Southeast Asia, according to experts

On world cancer day: Docs target top killer diseases

Feb 04, 2012 - 3:13 PM

A group of doctors are targeting the country s leading killers: cancer diabetes heart disease

CAMPAIGN. The fight to stop non-communicable diseases has begun.