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Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

The WHO’s first “Global Status Report” defines noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes as a “slow-motion catastrophe.” Newly industrialized and industrializing countries are the greatest victims of these noncommunicable diseases. 80% of deaths due to cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes were recorded among the poor and under-privileged populations in developing and newly industrializing countries. (Photo: World Granny/flickr)

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Jan 17, 2019

Coca-Cola influences China’s obesity policy, BMJ report says

Institute funded by Coke promotes exercise over diet to protect sales, academic says

The Guardian The Coca-Cola Company has shaped China’s policies towards its growing obesity crisis, encouraging a focus on exercise rather than diet and thereby safeguarding ...

Jan 31, 2019 / Online-Kurs

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When the shopkeeper measures blood pressure

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Novartis Foundation

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Kleine Veränderungen, grosse Wirkung

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Swiss Red Cross

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SRC Concept Ageing and Health


Swiss Red Cross

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