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Hitting back at noncommunicable diseases in the Pacific

Hitting back at noncommunicable diseases in the Pacific

30 August 2013 -- What do a fitness club in the Cook Islands, backyard gardens in Kiribati and a dispensary in the Federated States of Micronesia have in common? They are all actively engaged in fighting the noncommunicable disease (NCD) crisis in the Pacific by implementing WHO’s Package of Essential NCD interventions. In the Pacific region, most deaths are due to noncommunicable diseases.

How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat at fast-food restaurants are consuming significantly more calories than they realize -- and teens are the worst offenders, a new study found.
Yellow fever vaccination booster not needed
17 May 2013 -- The yellow fever ‘booster’ vaccination given ten years after the initial vaccination is not necessary. WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) has reviewed the latest evidence and concluded that a single dose of vaccination is sufficient to confer life-long immunity against yellow fever disease. This information is crucial for countries where yellow fever is endemic, because it will allow them to reconsider their vaccine scheduling. It is also important for travellers.
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