Jeff Meer's Blog Posts Tagged 'Lung' (2)

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

Chronic Illnesses Cost at Least $6 Trillion Annually

One missing piece in the policy debates around non communicable diseases (NCDs) is an accurate account of their economic impact.  In order for policy makers to begin to grapple with the epidemic sweeping the globe, they need to have a fairly good idea what illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease and cancer are having on economies from Bujumbura to Beijing. 

Thanks to some research sponsored by the World…

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Added by Jeff Meer on June 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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