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India Health Sees Longevity But Poor in HealthCare: Global Study

Besides BP and diabetes, air pollution and water pollution were major triggers to deaths in India, said a global study for 2013 conducted by Delhi-based Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with IHME  and University of Washington. It listed high blood pressure, diabetes and household air pollution from solid fuels were the top three causes of deaths of an ...

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Noncommunicable diseases kill 16 million every year, WHO sounds alarm in India

World Health Organization has drawn the urgent attention of the government to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which results in 16 million people dying prematurely, before the age of 70, from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. In an annual report, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said, “By investing just US$ 1-3 dollars per person per ...

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