The percentage of Indonesians with Type 2 diabetes has doubled in the last few decades. An estimated 16 million adults are now affected, but doctors there are especially worried about youth, fearing many cases remain undiagnosed.   A core challenge is getting primary care…

A case of diabetes is diagnosed every 21 seconds in the US. The productivity cost of this “silent disease” topped $327 billion in 2017. POLITICO assembled a working group to share strategies for stemming the scourge.   The group agreed that effective prevention happens at…

Diabetes cases among the 60% of Guatemalans who belong to the indigenous population “may be of epidemic proportion,” according to a new study that found rates almost double a 2003 estimate.

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Governments around the world will not reach the Sustainable Development Goal of sharply reducing premature deaths unless “urgent action” is taken, according to a WHO report published today in The Lancet.

Having one disease is challenging enough, but facing several at once is a global problem that is woefully misunderstood, found the Academy of Medical Sciences.

India’s pharmaceutical industry is churning out drugs to treat the country’s 70 million diabetics. Many are questionable combination pills hitting the shelves without clinical trials.An analysis of India’s regulatory procedures found fixed-dose combination drugs (FDCs) are…

After several stagnant years, gun deaths are on an uptick that is continuing into 2017, according to a new CDC report. But diabetes, cancer and heart disease are all bigger killers—with drug overdoses the biggest of all in Americans under 50. Overdose deaths have jumped a…

World Obesity Day this year comes with disturbing figures on the rise of the condition that afflicts 124 million children and teens. Medical expenses for health effects related to obesity—including type 2 diabetes, stroke and cancer—across the globe could top £920 billion…

Processed foods and sugary drinks are now reaching even the most isolated parts of Latin America, Asia and Africa—upending traditional diets and expanding waistlines. In places like Brazil, this sea change in diet has only added to an already dire situation of rising rates…