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  • adj. That cannot be passed on to others; not infectious

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  • adj. (of disease) not capable of being passed on


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  • He called for urgent action to start solving "what will be the 21st century's greatest health challenge, namely noncommunicable diseases."

    UN: Deaths up from cancer, diabetes, heart disease

  • The U.N. health agency said so-called noncommunicable diseases killed more than 36 million people combined in 2008, the most recent year for which global data is available.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Global Status report said so-called noncommunicable diseases accounted for more than 36m deaths in 2008.

    BBC News - Home

  • Such innovations leave the question unanswered of who contributes to and who benefits from R&D for diseases that affect all countries, such as noncommunicable diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, diabetes, and obesity

    PLoS Medicine: New Articles

  • Investments in capacity building in other relatively neglected areas, such as noncommunicable diseases, must begin today if we expect similar dividends in the future.

    PLoS Medicine: New Articles

  • Africa also remains the only region in the world where infectious diseases, maternal-infant health problems and poor nutrition still kill more people than noncommunicable diseases do.

    New global killers: heart, lung disease and cancer

  • The move by the former president and the partnership comes as global health officials are preparing to convene a high-level meeting at the United Nations next week to debate strategies for combating noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes, which account for more deaths world-wide than infectious diseases and are a growing burden in developing countries.

    Bush Effort Targets Cervical Cancer in Developing World

  • The Global Health Initiative at the World Economic Forum recently changed its focus from infectious to noncommunicable diseases.

    Improving Global Health: Get People Moving

  • Bloom said his researchers also estimate a loss of economic output amounting to $35 trillion during the 25-year period from 2005 to 2030 due to a key group of noncommunicable diseases — diabetes, ischemic heart disease including strokes, cerebral vascular disease, chronic destructive pulmonary disease, and breast cancer.

    UN: Deaths up from cancer, diabetes, heart disease

  • Professor David Bloom of the Harvard School of Public Health, who is leading a project to estimate the global economic burden of noncommunicable diseases, said preliminary results indicate that the substantial economic burden caused by these diseases today "will evolve into a staggering economic burden over the next two decades" that could have a huge impact on economic development and fighting poverty.

    UN: Deaths up from cancer, diabetes, heart disease


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