PRB Topic Feed: Noncommunicable Diseases/Topics/NoncommunicableDiseases.aspxNew Studies Bolster U.S. Smoking Prevention EffortsTo better design and target anti-smoking efforts, researchers are examining stress, genes linked to nicotine addiction, and neighborhood/family characteristics to identify who smokes today and why. About 15 percent of U.S. adults now smoke, down from 45 percent in 1965.08/25/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/New-Studies-Bolster-US-Smoking-Prevention.aspxe905edcf-2a65-4229-84c2-30d2017bd10eNoncommunicable Diseases and Youth in Developing CountriesNoncommunicable diseases are increasingly common in developing countries. This video outlines the global rise in NCDs and what measures during youth can prevent future NCDs.07/01/2012/Multimedia/Video/2012/NCDs-youth.aspxbf839e62-594c-4526-b36b-a735cc994a53Population Health and Environment Youth Demographic DividendFor years, researchers, economists, demographers and other development experts have been explaining and promoting the phenomenon known as the demographic dividend, the rapid economic growth that can accompany a change in a country’s age structure due to reduced birth and death rates. More recently, advocates have been emphasizing the importance of investing in young people with youth-friendly reproductive health policies and services, education, and other key investments that can contribute to shifts in age structure. 07/10/2017/Multimedia/Video/2017/Population-Health-and-Environment-Youth-Demographic-Dividend.aspxf9107d2b-23f1-4f42-922c-f8a3e3c9251aIntegrating Health Services for Young People: Tackling the Growing Noncommunicable Disease EpidemicThis policy report, published with support from the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, argues that integrating noncommunicable disease (NCD) services—particularly those targeted at prevention and early intervention—with other health services for young people can help tackle the growing noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).05/10/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Health-Services-Young-People.aspx77539cf0-d816-4f1c-8bf0-352f5263c4a4Sustainable Development Indicators: The Last Missing Piece of the 2030 AgendaLast year’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a major milestone for United Nations (UN) Member States seeking to jumpstart efforts to improve people’s lives and maintain a healthy planet. 03/04/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/sustainable-development-indicators.aspx7333ac3b-74dc-4b5b-87d0-552f8e35786eNoncommunicable Disease Report Event in New DelhiOn July 21, 2016, PRB hosted a regional event in New Delhi to launch a new package of publications—policy report, data sheet, and data appendix—on NCD risk factors among young people across Asia. The four main NCD risk factors are tobacco, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. Rates for these risk factors are already high or increasing throughout the region. 11/03/2016/Events/2016/launch-event-new-delhi.aspxe90d37ab-0444-4623-9655-3951cb86e72eYoung People Are Asia’s Key to Curbing the Rise of Noncommunicable DiseasesAsia has an opportunity to curb a rising noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic by addressing NCD risk factors among young people, according to a new set of PRB publications.07/20/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/ncd-risk-youth-asia.aspx9651fe1e-a3dd-45d3-bfe0-e326df01b3eeYouth Are Key to Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in AfricaEstablishing healthy behaviors among young Africans could help stem a looming regional epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory conditions, according to this PRB policy brief and data sheet with comprehensive data appendix. 04/17/2015/Publications/Datasheets/2015/ncd-risk-youth-africa.aspxc84d4e83-e53c-4cac-b1d2-fbb06492e6baNoncommunicable Diseases Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesThis e-newsletter highlights work by National Institute on Aging (NIA)-supported researchers and others on the patterns and dynamics of noncommunicable diseases among older adults in low- and middle-income countries.08/01/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/noncommunicable-diseases-older-adults.aspx9892ca36-3793-4a58-9b4e-df341a6c5d8eNoncommunicable Diseases Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesThis report explores the patterns and dynamics of noncommunicable diseases among older adults in low-income and middle-income countries.08/01/2012/Publications/Reports/2012/noncommunicable-diseases-older-adults.aspx786e469a-ff73-4c87-bdab-e54e2f4b88a5