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Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women. ...
by Gro Harlem Brundtland

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual
right and an essential condition for sustainable development,
especially in developing countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

An important lever for sustained action in tackling
poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

 

Health is the core of human development.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking,
excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity
and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for
osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a
serious brake on the development efforts of many countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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The burden of disease falls on the poor.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women,
as the longevity of the male population increases,
the disease will assume increasing importance in men.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Cancers of all types among women are increasing.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Osteoporosis, as the third threat, is particularly
attributable to women's physiology.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

That the AIDS pandemic is threatening sustainable development
in Africa only reinforces the reality that health is
at the center of sustainable development.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

During my nearly five years as director-general of WHO,
high-level policymakers have increasingly recognized
that health is central to sustainable development.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Let me first say that I don't think the millennium
target of cutting global poverty in half is an impossible or abstract target.
I think it is a real and achievable goal.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources,
more can be achieved.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers'
suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies
and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Today osteoporosis affects more than 75 million people in the United States,
Europe and Japan and causes more than 2.3 million fractures
in the USA and Europe alone.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

This syndrome, SARS, is now a worldwide health threat...
The world needs to work together to find its cause,
cure the sick and stop its spread.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

With an annual investment of $66 billion by 2007,
we can save 8 million lives each year.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

This is a historic moment in global public health,
demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

You cannot achieve environmental security and human
development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Women's health is one of WHO's highest priorities.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Contaminated food is a major cause of diarrhea,
substantially contributing to malnutrition and killing
about 2.2 million people each year,
most of them children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be
truly vanquished not only when granaries are full,
but also when people's basic health needs are met and
women are given their rightful role in societies.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The development of the food industry for both domestic
and export markets relies on a regulatory framework
that both protects the consumer and assures fair trading practices in food.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

In recognising the global problem posed by osteoporosis,
WHO sees the need for a global strategy for prevention
and control of osteoporosis,
focusing on three major functions: prevention,
management and surveillance.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

I have seen this happen in recent years with regard
to pharmaceuticals and vaccines,
where, working together, we are improving access to
medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific
basis for primary prevention,
the World Health Organization promotes the development
of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases,
rather than focusing on individual ones.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

We are also in the process of defining how best to
work together with food and other companies to address
diet and physical activity factors in order to prevent chronic diseases.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis
should comprise a combination of legislative action,
educational measures, health service activities,
media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social,
economic, and environmental development would be impossible
without healthy families,
communities, and countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The launch of the report coincides with the initiation
by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis,
and I think a good partnership could be established
in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

I do Pilates a lot.
I don't do a lot of cardiovascular stuff.
- Teri Garr

I used to think that it didn't make any difference
how far you ran if you had a good,
strong musculoskeletal system and no underlying cardiovascular problems.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

We are a puny and fickle folk.
Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two things a child will share willingly;
communicable diseases and its mother's age.
- Benjamin Spock

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear,
a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and
real diseases are useful material.
- Susan Sontag

In all Diseases strengthen the part of the Body afflicted.
- Nicholas Culpeper

Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria
and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests.
- Serge Lang

In today's world, new infections and diseases can spread
across the country and even across the world in a matter of days,
or even hours, making early detection critical.
- John Linder

Land bridges were everywhere during the extinction,
many species were spreading, and there were many diseases.
- Robert T. Bakker

We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research
which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases
affecting millions of Americans.
- Louise Slaughter

Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
- William Shenstone

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases.
Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants;
electric light the most efficient policeman.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Moreover, health center services save money and lives
by treating diseases before they become chronic conditions,
require hospital care or require a trip to the emergency room.
- Tim Murphy

There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining
diseases but are HIV negative.
- Serge Lang

Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals
that put oxidative stress on cells.
Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases.
- John Simon

But cord blood also holds the great potential of producing
pleural potential cells that could cure many other
diseases such as juvenile diabetes,
a disease that I live with every day.
- Dan Lipinski

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest
of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
- Wayne Gretzky

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
- Karl Marx

They do certainly give very strange,
and newfangled,
names to diseases.
- Plato

First of all, many human diseases are influenced by,
if not caused by mutations in genes.
- Daniel Nathans

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century,
and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

In Wisconsin, We're at the forefront of research that
might one day bring cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers,
and we must seize its great potential.
- Jim Doyle

The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a
fascination for exotic far off places;
I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems.
- Peter Agre

No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
- John Ruskin

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5,
mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism,
tuberculosis, and some other diseases,
much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
- Simone Weil

Millions of American families affected by debilitating
diseases have new hope today after the U.S.
House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research.
- Nancy L. Johnson

Death is the cure for all diseases.
- Thomas Browne

Plant diseases, drought, desolation,
despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages -
and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.
- Norman Borlaug

Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live,
to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles,
to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution.
- Uri Geller

We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.
- Thomas Browne

The diseases of the present have little in common with
the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
- Agnes Repplier

Of course, there are diseases of which people die.
- Serge Lang

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
- Hippocrates


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