Topic: noncommunicable diseases

Eating fish may lower stroke risk

Eating fish a few times a week may be beneficial in lowering stroke risk, according to a new meta-analysis. Researchers examined results from 15 previous studies to summarize the evidence linking fish consumption and stroke risk. According to the Swedish study, published…

The staggering toll of noncommunicable diseases

October 29, 2013 — Chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the leading cause of death worldwide, with the burden falling heaviest in low- and middle-income countries. A new article by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers outlines the…

New study finds stronger link between depression and stroke

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston have published a new meta-analysis in the September 21, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association that links depression to stroke risk. The…

Costly noncommunicable diseases on rise in developing world

Cancer, COPD, other diseases taking global toll The global economy last year spent an estimated $300 billion on newly diagnosed cancer cases, $400 billion on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and billions more on diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, and other noncommunicable…