Jeff Meer's Blog Posts Tagged '7Billion' (1)

Non Communicable Disease: Urbanization's Darker Side

Seven billion people are walking the earth, and for the first time in human history, more than half of us are living in cities. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all of us are living healthier lives, however. The toll of non communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising rapidly, especially among the poor cutting a devastating swath into economic productivity in many nations.

 

NCDs – primarily cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, chronic lung disease and mental illness – are…

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Added by Jeff Meer on October 30, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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