New COVID-19 cases reached record worldwide peaks in the United States over the weekend,  hitting 98,583 new cases on Friday – as debates over management of the pandemic also fueled intense political duels in the last, heated days of campaigning between US President Donald Trump and his Democratic Party contender, Joseph Biden.  Hospitalizations were also […] Continue reading ->
The COVID-19 pandemic, along with the continued global rise in chronic illness and related disease risk factors, such as obesity, high blood sugar, and outdoor air pollution exposures, seen over the past 30 years has created a ‘perfect storm’, fueling COVID-19 deaths, says a new study published Thursday in The Lancet . The global disease […] Continue reading ->
Most shoppers spend less than 10 seconds debating a food choice in the grocery store aisle – and yet choosing processed and low nutrient foods with high levels of sugar, sodium, and fats can lead to chronic diseases, which are expensive to control and often impossible to cure. Now, national regulatory authorities and food companies […] Continue reading ->
A new Lancet Commission reports shows for the first time that the main killers of the poorest billion people in the world aren’t traditional “diseases of poverty” such as tuberculosis or neglected tropical diseases, but are non-communicable disease such as heart diseases and stroke, and injuries. The Lancet NCDs and Injuries (NCDI) Poverty Commission found that these […] Continue reading ->
Three of India’s leading environmental websites, including Fridays For Future – India, part of the climate youth movement founded by Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, were blocked this week by Delhi police – after they protested a pending revision in the country’s environmental rules that would pave the way for polluting industries to mount projects without public […] Continue reading ->
On Monday, the Geneva-based NCD Alliance launched the first-ever fund to bolster the efforts of NGOs worldwide fighting chronic diseases alongside the COVID-19 pandemic with some $US 300,000 in initial seed capital.  The effort is unique in that it links major pharma interests that develop and produce drugs for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to the support […] Continue reading ->