A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease
and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease
depression); future research needs to disentangle the effect of comorbid conditions when assessing the burden of disease
attributable to alcohol; the estimates of how alcohol contributes to infectious diseases like HIV need to be further refined; and the alcohol-attributable fractions need to be updated more frequently in response to new developments in science and as the population's health status and behaviors change.
Using data collected as part of the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases
Study, the researchers linked intake of sugar- sweetened beverages to 133,000 diabetes deaths, 44,000 deaths from cardiovascular diseases and 6,000 cancer deaths.
The findings form part of the Global Burden of Disease
Study 2010-the largest systematic effort to describe the global distribution and causes of a wide array of major diseases, injuries and health risk factors.
The lifespan study was one of a series of Global Burden of Disease
papers that were published yesterday in The Lancet medical journal.
To support optimal outcomes for patients and reduce the burden of disease
, the summit examined the potential impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs)," he said.
This is particularly concerning as many low income countries are facing a double burden of disease
with pressure on scarce financial resources coming from diseases like HIV and a growing rate of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Global Health Risks: Mortality and Burden of Disease
Attributable to Selected Major Risks.
Diseases include hypertension, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, suicide, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS, and cover diagnostic criteria, historical perspectives, the global burden of disease
, population differences and time trends in incidence, prevalence, disability and mortality, and opportunities for prevention and control, with sections on controversial topics.
In 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report entitled, "Preventing Disease Through Healthy Environments: Towards an Estimate of the Environmental Burden of Disease
While efforts to reduce the burden of disease
in Africa over the last 10 years had improved, malaria, tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS are still critical issues facing African countries.
As in previous years the main burden of disease
remains concentrated in urban areas.