Death Threat on the Roll – Shisha Culture in Pakistan.
There has been a sudden rise in the number of patients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Pakistan and other Middle East countries in the last few years. The reason behind the sharp increase of such diseases is mostly related to tobacco smoking – usually through Shisha, which, according to the teenagers, […]
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Child obesity in the United Kingdom
Child obesity in the United Kingdom As Britain celebrates its successful hosting and performance in the Olympic Games, youth inactivity and obesity is a growing and under-addressed issue. The growth of child obesity rates is such that if they continue Britain will have largely obese population by 2050. According to […]
Shed’s happening in Australia: confronting NCDs from the grassroots level.
As a wealthy, developed nation, Australia indeed has an obligation to set positive examples to the world when it comes to combatting NCDs. However, the persistence within our population of demographics which continue to experience poor health compared with the rest of society demonstrates that our own battle with these […]
Diabetes: a preventable epidemic
As a mother of 2 boys under 5, I always worry about my children: are they getting enough exercise? Are they eating enough fruit and vegetables? Do they watch too much TV? Government guidelines recommend no TV for children under 2, and only 1 hour for children aged 2 to […]
Iceland’s Angelic Herb: Treating new ailments with old remedies
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) currently cause 60% of deaths worldwide and are set to become the number one cause of disability by 2030. They affect people in all parts of the world and include cancer, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes. A change in lifestyle can reduce the prevalence of NCDs and […]