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Dr. Doris Schopper

Dr. Doris Schopper Professor at the medical faculty of the University of Geneva and director of CERAH, Switzerland She obtained a medical degree at the University of Geneva (1978), trained as a specialist in Internal Medicine (1986) and completed a Doctor in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (1992). Between 1982 and […]

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Cataloguing New York City Legislation Relevant to Chronic Disease Prevention, 2002-2013.

The overall aim of this project is to systematically detail the timing and substance of health-relevant New York City (NYC) policies and initiatives from 2002-2013. This is the initial phase of research proposing to evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts in reducing chronic disease morbidity and mortality rates. Local governments around the United States have […]

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Take a Step for Diabetes

Diabetes is a global epidemic that has traditionally lacked proper attention, a situation the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is working to revert through integrated advocacy and communication efforts. IDF pushed for a UN High-Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases, held in 2011 and resulted in a Political Declaration on NCD prevention and control, placing diabetes high […]

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Chronic disease risk factor and physical activity patterns: Findings from Sri Lanka

There is a tremendous increase in the chronic diseases worldwide. A similar pattern is observed in Sri Lanka. Physical inactivity contributes to 6% of deaths globally and is identified as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality due to chronic diseases. There is sparse knowledge of the profile of the risk factors of chronic diseases […]

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Report from GHF2012

The challenge from the Geneva Health Forum 2012 is to summarise what was an amazing few days of presentations, discussions and meetings of frontliners in health. 246 oral presentations including issues such as child obesity in Tunisia, innovative approaches of managing diabetes in Mali, how urbanisation is impacting people in Bangladesh, how atmospheric contamination is […]

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Study of Hypertension Status and Association with Obesity and Abdominal Obesity in Students of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences

The present study aims to evaluate prevalence of hypertension and its association with obesity and abdominal obesity in students of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences. In this descriptive study, 694 respondents selected using census method. Study was carried out using a questionnaire and standard equipment. Hypertension and obesity were detected using JNC7 and WHO classification […]

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Prehypertension: A warning signal for action! Prevalence of Hypertension and Prehypertension and Associated Modifiable Risk Factors among Women in Delhi

To study the prevalence of hypertension, prehypertension and associated modifiable risk factors among women 18-40 years in an urban resettlement colony of Delhi. Study design: Cross-sectional community based. Study period: March-May 2005. Study Area: Urban resettlement colony of Delhi.

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