Category: Health

Want a healthy heart? Quit smoking

Smoking increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and affects other major organs in the body as well. In India, 35% of people use tobacco and not only increase their own health risk factors but also affect their near and dear…

Public Unsure if Cancer Is Preventable

A new study suggests that many people are unsure about whether cancer is a preventable disease. [Public Unsure if Can] A new study by a leading health charity has identified that many people are unsure about whether cancer is preventable.…

Guidelines for Peripheral Artery Disease Updated

The ACC and the AHA have released updated guidelines for peripheral artery disease (PAD). The document is available online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and in Circulation. The new guidelines place a greater emphasis on tobacco cessation, requesting…

Lung cancer linked to risk of stroke

People recently diagnosed with lung cancer are at higher risk of having a stroke than those without lung tumors, suggests a large new study from Taiwan. Researchers looking at data covering more than 150,000 adults found that among those with…

World leaders promise to fight cancer

Leaders of the 193 United Nations member states have agreed to be more committed to the fight against cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). In a Political Declaration yesterday ahead of the UN High level Meeting on NCDs, world leaders…

Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

WASHINGTON, DC — Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — especially cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease and diabetes — have overtaken infectious diseases as the world’s leading killers and now cause nearly two out of every three deaths worldwide. The global burden…