All articles related to "noncommunicable diseases":

Experts focus on translational science at global health event

December 16, 2015 – More than 40 national and international health leaders gathered December 10-11, 2015, at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a Stakeholder’s Advisory Board (SAB) conference supporting Donna Spiegelman’s National Institutes of Health…

COPD heightens deadly lung cancer risk in smokers

Smokers who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may face nearly twice the risk of getting small cell lung cancer (SCLC)—the deadliest form of lung cancer—than smokers who don’t have COPD, according to a large worldwide study led…

Poor sleep may contribute to health disparities

Insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep difficulties common among older adults are more common among blacks, Chinese, and Hispanics in America than in whites and may contribute to health disparities, according to a study led by Harvard…

PTSD raises odds of heart attack and stroke in women

Large study finds PTSD raises cardiovascular risk in women For immediate release: June 29, 2015 Boston, MA ─ Women with elevated symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) consistent with the clinical threshold for the disorder had 60% higher…

Women’s contribution to health underrecognized, undervalued

June 11, 2015 — Fact: Around the world, more and more women are struggling with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Fact: Around the world, women who provide health care are routinely underpaid, undervalued, or not…