Monday, September 19, 2011
Just something I read today while sparking.
Health experts and leaders from 193 nations are meeting at the United Nations in New York City to discuss strategies to lower the death toll.
"This will be the first time that the U.N. has actually focused on the major killer of most people," said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, and a professor of oncology and epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta.
"We need this," he added. "We need a chronic disease movement. We need to drive attention toward overall health. Because cancer, for example, kills more people in the world than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined."
The article mention that the % is rising in prime/productive years. My beloved brother was 50yo. :(