China’s silent epidemics

China Daily reports today on the formulation of a new national health strategy to tacke chronic diseases: “While SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and avian influenza and other more “high-profile” diseases have captured the headlines, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are often referred to as “silent epidemics” that do more harm to the nation’s health.

Indeed, NCDs, such as cancer, stroke, heart diseases, and diabetes, are responsible for nearly 80 per cent of reported deaths in China and globally.”

The full article is here. One can also see some recently published researches on this serious public health subject.

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