Topic: noncommunicable diseases

Improving Americans' health literacy

January 2011 -- Why do hospitals have signs for the "nephrology department" when patients with kidney disease who need that department's services are unlikely to know what the word nephrology means? Rima Rudd, senior lecturer on society, human development, and health, talks…

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…