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…

Colon cancer in Brazil is on the rise, and new research found a correlating rise in pesticide use—the first study of its type in the developing world.  

NUNAVUT—89-year-old Eenoapit Sageatook remembers starting her days with a breakfast of Canada goose or duck eggs and later filling up on cooked or raw meat.

US doctors order more than 4 billion tests annually, and rely on the results to make life-or-death decisions. But many don’t grasp the tests’ fallibility, or the concepts of risk and probability—particularly with regard to false positives, writes Daniel Morgan of the…

Breast cancer is less common in black women, yet they are 40% more likely to die from the disease than white women. New research suggests one possible reason: black women are less likely  to complete 10-year endocrine therapies that can halve the risk of recurrence.

Noncommunicable Diseases got the spotlight at the UN General Assembly last Thursday, scoring a High-level Meeting that gave world leaders a chance to talk about their challenges and progress tackling diseases from cancer, to heart disease, to diabetes.

Despite decades of investigation, no one really knows why hotspots of certain cancers exist. For example, a worldwide average of 5.9 people per 100,000 develop esophageal cancer each year, but in Malawi that number is 24 in 100,000.   To solve these mysteries, the…

To the government leaders gathered in New York today for the third UN high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases, Michael R. Bloomberg brings a positive message: The 41 million annual deaths from NCDs are largely preventable. What’s needed to save millions of lives is…

Youth is an attitude, not a number. It is fundamentally a growth mindset that global health leaders of all ages should embrace to imagine and deliver innovative solutions to our field’s complex challenges.

Nearly 10 million people will die of cancer—the world’s fastest growing killer—this year, according to new incidence and mortality estimates released by the UN International Agency for Research on Cancer.   Insights include: