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WHO Panel Urges Global Leaders to Step Up Fight Against Chronic Disease

A World Health Organization (WHO) report released today urged the leaders of nations around the world to apply more political might to fighting the root causes of preventable chronic diseases. The report advocated for higher taxes on tobacco and alcohol and for programs to promote exercise. The report from the WHO’s Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) also urged ...

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Pill Combines Biology, Electronics to Recognize Diseases

Researchers say a pill could soon send radio signals from inside your stomach to help doctors recognize signs of disease. Scientists have developed a small pill for patients to swallow. It mixes synthetic biology and electronics to find bleeding in the stomach and other parts of the digestive tract. The system can be changed for many medical, environmental and other ...

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Commission calls for urgent action against chronic diseases

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes of death and ill health. Collectively, cancer, diabetes, lung and ...

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