Posts Tagged ‘chronic disease’
A new study has shown governments currently spend more money reacting to childhood diseases and disabilities than would be needed with a proactive approach. Study co-author, Bruce Lanphear, advocates that world health leaders should invest in eliminating the socio-environmental risk factors associated with the diseases rather than in the development of medicine. Recent research, entitled [...]
No matter where you live, your country of residence is probably struggling with chronic, non-communicable illnesses. These are conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified chronic disease as one of the world’s most pressing health problems. Recently 6 Middle Eastern countries promised regional action on chronic diseases: Bahrain, [...]
International health insurer Aetna announced its participation in a campaign using mobile technology to promote diabetes prevention in India. Aetna will work with non-profit Arogya World in an effort to reach 1 million consumers via text message. The campaign is set to last 2 years and will be run across 12 different languages. As many [...]
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